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Special Child Health Services Division 

Special Child Health Services assists in the procurement of coordinated and comprehensive services for children, birth through age 21, who have a chronic health condition, disability or developmental delay. Assistance includes, but is not limited to:

  • Informal Counseling & referral
  • Assessment of family & child needs
  • Assistance with health & educational services
  • Crisis resources
  • Case management & monitoring

Assists in acquiring the following:

  • Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund regarding astronomical medical bills of children.
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Sliding-scale fees for hearing aides, prostheses and pulmonary pharmaceuticals for clients whose insurance does not cover such items.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Model Waivers for medically fragile children
  • Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF)

OTHER RESOURCES

The Cumberland County Department of Human Services HELP/AYUDA brochure lists Cumberland County agencies by services offered, and the phone numbers to reach them
Cumberland County Human Services HELP brochure

Resources for families in Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem Counties
www.cgsresource.net

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund
www.njcatastrophicfund.org

NJ Parent Link 
www.njparentlink.nj.gov

New Jersey Early Intervention System
www.njeis.org

PerformCare
www.performcarenj.org

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
www.spannj.org


Cumberland/ Gloucester/ Salem Family Support Organization
www.cgsfso.org

NJ Division of Disability Services
www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dds

Robin’s Nest
www.robinsnestinc.org

NJ Department of Children and Families link to hurricane resources for children
http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/home/hurricane.html

Center for Disease Control link to developmental checklists
www.cdc.gov/actearly

Disability Rights New Jersey
www.drnj.org

NJ FamilyCare
www.njfamilycare.org

The Center for Parent Information & resources
www.parentcenterhub.org

National Organization for Rare Disorders
www.rarediseases.org

NJ State Department of Special Education
www.state.nj.us/education/specialed

 

Contact: Elizabeth Thomas, (856) 327-7602