Participation in the Children’s Special Needs Network is open to all persons interested in promoting the well being of children with special needs. Parents, grandparents, organization representatives, healthcare professionals, educators, agency members, businessmen and women, and other interested individuals have contributed time and energy to CSNN projects.
Currently, CSNN has extensive participation from professionals in virtually all healthcare fields (physicians, dentists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, speech pathologists, psychotherapists) along with social workers, educators, and others who provide services for children with special needs.
We service the following counties in Texas: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Bosque, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Hamilton, Hays, Hill, Lampasas, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Llano, Madison, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington, and Williamson.
Loan Closet of donated medical equipment and supplies for those who do not have a funding or insurance source to cover these items.
Annual Conference for parents and professionals to obtain training on a variety of topics. The conference with exhibits, meals and childcare are provided without cost for families.
Afternoon Respite one Saturday afternoon each month for families to bring all of their children (including siblings of child with special needs) for fun activities to give parents a much-needed break. Respite is held in Temple, Killeen, Waco and Hillsboro.
Information and Referral to parents and professionals inquiring about services available for children with special needs.
Newsletters and an informative website.
A Resource Library of books and videos with information relevant to families and professionals who work with children with special needs.
Recreational and Social Experiences for children with special needs via the CSNN Annual Family Playday at Peaceable Kingdom and other events.
Build Awareness in the community regarding the needs of families raising children with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Reimbursement for funds used for: in-home respite (child care that gives care givers a break!), medical equipment, supplies and medications that Medicaid or private insurance doesn’t cover.
Scholarships to Camp so that children can have a fun week of horseback riding, swimming, canoeing and socializing with new friends while their parents receive a week of needed respite care.
Conference and Workshop Fees so that caregivers can receive information to assist them in caring for their children with disabilities.