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The Special Kids Network (SKN), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program, helps children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities get the services and support they require in order to thrive in their community and develop to their full potential. We accomplish this by:
- providing information on health care services and other resources by calling the SKN, toll-free helpline (1-800-986-4550);
- offering service coordination to families through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program where an Elks Home Service staff person will work with families in their homes to connect them to needed services and resources; and,
- supporting eight regional coordinators, who are all parents of children with special health care needs and disabilities, to work in communities to identify service gaps and address the unique challenges of service systems.
The Special Kids Network contains three components:
The Special Kids Network facilitates Parent Youth
Professional Forums (PYPFs) twice a year in each of the eight regions. These PYPF's provide support, gather input
from families, youth, and other stakeholders; and improve services for children
and youth with disabilities and special health care needs.
The Special Kids Network invites parents, youth and
professionals to attend free events designed
to improve services for children and youth with special health care
1. When: November 15, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Lansdowne Public Library
55 S. Lansdowne Ave.
Lansdowne, PA 19007
Topic: TUFF Training
Contact: Twanna Vann 814-270-5618