The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Councilís Children/Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Project is a program which assists in providing information, professional support, referral, and advocacy to Native American families of children with special needs. In addition, we also assist with social service coordination, parental training/ education, and aid in assisting families find the resources for their specific concerns or needs regarding their childís disability and that these families are linked to the supports that are helpful to them. 
The focus of the project is for each Native American child with a special health care need to obtain and receive culturally appropriate health care service coordination, to include early identification and assessment, thereby providing early intervention, and to have access to primary health care services. We also strive to ensure families of children with special health care needs will partner in decision making at all levels and will be satisfied with the services they receive. The ultimate goal is to empower all of our Native parents to successfully advocate for their own children and to support and sustain each other. The program actively serves as a liaison to assist in providing information, resources, professional support, advocacy, and assistance to Native American families of children with disabilities. 

Our targeted area includes the Tribal communities in rural northern Wisconsin which includes the seven tribes in the northern region of Wisconsin: Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Forest County Potawatomi Community, Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin. 
There are no eligibility limits on family income for receiving consultation services from the program. Through CYSHCN, you could receive assistance in getting the medical, educational, social services, and aid in resolving your specific concerns regarding your childís disability.

Linda Christensen  715 588-1011

The GLITC CYSHCN Program works in close partnership with the five regional WI. centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs in addition to many state and local agencies.
This program is funded through the Maternal Child Health Title V Services Block Grant, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 

Additional Links:
Northern Regional Center for CYSHCN
Northeastern Regional Center for CYSHCN

Southern Regional Center for CYSHCN

Southeastern Regional Center for CYSHCN

Western Regional Center for CYSCHN

CYSHCN Oral Health Project
Family Voices of Wisconsin
Parent to Parent of Wisconsin
Wisconsin First Step

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