Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions

Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions

Resources

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Web SiteInsureKidsNow.gov
http://insurekidsnow.gov/
InsureKidsNow.gov provides information about Medicaid and CHIP services for families who need health insurance coverage.

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

Web SiteEmergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/blankform.pdf
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/home
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.org
The AMA has made a commitment to medicine by making doctors more accessible to their patients. Contact the AMA at: American Medical Association 515 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 464-5000

Web SiteFamily Voices
http://www.familyvoices.org
This website brings together families who have children with special health needs.

OrganizationThe Health Insurance Marketplace
http://www.healthcare.gov/
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.gov
This website contains all the information you need to understand your health care.

Web SiteSpecial Needs Answers
http://www.specialneedsanswers.com
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/healthtr
This is a health and transition resource for adolescents with special health care needs, chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities.