Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care Decisions
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This website brings together families who have children with special health needs.
American Medical Association (AMA)
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
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This website contains all the information you need to understand your health care.
Adolescent Health Transition Project
This is a health and transition resource for adolescents with special health care needs, chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities.
Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs
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.
Special Needs Answers
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.
The Special Needs Alliance
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.
Academy of Special Needs Planners
Helping parents and others in planning for their own futures and for those of family members with special needs.
InsureKidsNow.gov provides information about Medicaid and CHIP services for families who need health insurance coverage.
The Health Insurance Marketplace
Consumers can learn about, compare, buy, and enroll in health insurance at HealthCare.gov, the official site for the Health Insurance Marketplace.