Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

The WWCDCH Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CHYSCHN) Program advocates for families and helps connect them to the resources and care they need, from birth through transition to adulthood. All families that have a child or youth with any type of special health care need are eligible for services. Please see below for more information and details about this program.

What it is: Local coordinators advocate for families and help connect them to insurance, early intervention, resources for unmet needs, disability related services, and therapies and specialty services.  

Who is it for: Families who have children age 0-18 years old that are at risk for or have a health/developmental condition. Services are free and provided regardless of income.

Where is it located: We can visit in your home or our office - 314 W. Main Street, Walla Walla (Entrance on Rose street).

Why: There are situations where we may know about or have access to resources and supports that you are either not aware of or don’t have access to so if you have questions regarding your child’s care/needs and can’t find the answer please feel free to give me a call, text or e-mail.

How: Call or text Janet Vaupel at 509-524-2939 or e-mail at jvaupel@co.walla-walla.wa.us

If your child is needing adaptive equipment, assistive technology, sensory tools, assistance with lodging for out of area medical procedures or other related needs check out our Family Assistance Program Overview and fill out the intake form.

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CYSHCN Resource Lists4 documents

  • CYSHCN Resource List (English)
  • CYSHCN Resource List (Spanish)
  • Developmental Disability Resources
  • Maternal Child Health
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Child Health Notes5 documents

  • December 2019 SSI for Infant & Children
  • October 2019 Special Education - Key Things to Know
  • June 2019 Blood Lead Screening & Testing Recommendations
  • April 2019 Early Intervention Services
  • February 2019 Health Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder