Special Health Care Needs

Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program
The Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program works with families, providers, and others to support children and youth with special health needs. They partner with families to ensure policies and programs meet their needs. Read more

Coordinating care for MassHealth Members and caregivers
Community Case Management (CCM) is an administrative activity of MassHealth performed for the express purpose of authorization and coordination of MassHealth community long-term care services (CLTC). For those MassHealth Standard for MassHealth coverage of continuous skilled nursing services, CCM provides a single point of contact for the coordination and authorization of MassHealth payment for medically necessary CLTC Services. Read more

Family Ties
Family TIES of Massachusetts provides information and referral services, emotional support, and trainings to parents of children and youth with special needs. Read more…..

Federation for Children with Special Needs
The Federation for Children with Special Needs provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities. They are committed to listening to and learning from families, and encouraging full participation in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities. Read more…
A Parent’s Guide to Selecting a Special Education Advocate in Massachusetts

Join Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Great Escapes.
Great Escapes are fun, family activities for families that have a child with a serious or chronic illness. Great Escapes events happen throughout the year, throughout New England! Read more….

The Mother Connection
The Mother Connection provides information, resources, support and recreation for mothers and their families. The Organization, coordinated by a volunteer operating and advisory board, provides the following services: a monthly Newsletter, access to the TMC Family Center for play dates and other events, workshops, children’s field trips and parties, special events, a website and several support groups. Read more….

Pediatric Rehabilitation Services
Therapeutic services are offered in a safe and nurturing environment, which encourages children to grow, learn and explore to help increase feelings of positive self-esteem. Read more

Andover Special Education Advisory Council  The Andover Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is a group of parents working together to promote the understanding, respect, support, and appropriate education for all children with special needs in our community

Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. Read more

The Catastrophic Illness Fund
The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF) helps families bear the excessive financial burdens associated with the care of children with special health care needs and disabilities. CICRF is a payor of last resort. It provides financial assistance for Massachusetts families with children experiencing a medical condition requiring services that are not covered by a private insurer, federal or state assistance, or any other financial source. Read more

The Professional Center for Child Development
Eliminating barriers for growth and development for children of all abilities ages birth to 10.  Located in Andover and Lawrence.

Wings for Autism
The Wings for Autism program is designed specifically for families with autistic children to help ease the stress of flying. Read more