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Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions


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Web SiteAcademy of Special Needs Planners
http://www.specialneedsanswers.com/This link will open in a new window.
Helping parents and others in planning for their own futures and for those of family members with special needs.

Web SiteInsureKidsNow.gov
http://insurekidsnow.gov/This link will open in a new window.
InsureKidsNow.gov provides information about Medicaid and CHIP services for families who need health insurance coverage.

Web SiteEmergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/blankform.pdfThis link will open in a new window.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a form for all the vital information about the child's condition, and the doctors and other key contacts in case of an emergency. It's a good idea to post it near the phone, in the car, and in a prominent common area in the house.

Web SiteThe Special Needs Alliance
http://specialneedsalliance.org/homeThis link will open in a new window.
The Special Needs Alliance helps people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them. Find national and local services and support programs, get answers to questions about finances and disability benefits, or search the attorney database to find help with legal matters.

OrganizationAmerican Medical Association (AMA)
http://www.ama-assn.orgThis link will open in a new window.
The AMA is leading meaningful innovation to enable a better health care system for patients, physicians and the country.

Web SiteFamily Voices
http://www.familyvoices.orgThis link will open in a new window.
This website brings together families who have children with special health needs.

OrganizationThe Health Insurance Marketplace
http://www.healthcare.gov/This link will open in a new window.
Consumers can learn about, compare, buy, and enroll in health insurance at HealthCare.gov, the official site for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

OrganizationCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services
http://cms.hhs.govThis link will open in a new window.
This website contains all the information you need to understand your health care.

Web SiteSpecial Needs Answers
http://www.specialneedsanswers.comThis link will open in a new window.
Special Needs Answers offers information to help plan the future of kids with special needs, including a searchable attorney database to find someone who can answer legal questions and assist in planning.

Web SiteAdolescent Health Transition Project
http://depts.washington.edu/healthtrThis link will open in a new window.
This is a health and transition resource for adolescents with special health care needs, chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities.