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Guide for Special Health Care Needs

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or resource. Cloverleaf Therapy is not responsible for the content listed on any of these
pages but is offering them as a resource for the community.

Help/Resource Guides

Idaho’s Center on Disabilities and Human Development (CDHD) Offers programs/projects, education and resources focused on disabilities in Idaho

The Medical Home Portal is a unique source of reliable information about children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and Resource list for Idaho, Montana, Utah, New Mexico. Offered by a` partnership with the University of Utah, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, US Maternal & Child Health Bureau, National Library of Medicine and Others

Operation Autism Resource Guide for military families affected by Autism

Parent Center for Information and Resources Produced by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

Resources for Families

Crisis Services

Crisis Services: Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho Serving people over 18 years of age who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. (208)522-0727

Behavioral Health-Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Has several inpatient programs, including those for youth and a 24-hour crisis line. (208)403-9675

Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership Heating Assistance, weatherization, Haven shelter, early education programs, senior programs and more

Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare District 7 Crisis Line Outpatient mental health services for children and adults (208)528-5700

Idaho Falls Community Outreach Center Offers some emergency services

Idaho Food Bank Food assistance locator

Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare Children’s Services Offers information about child specific programs in the state of idaho

Idaho Dept of Health and Welfare Dept of Developmental Disabilities Offers information about services and programs for individuals with developmental disabilities

Assistive Technology

The Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) is a federally funded program administered by the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. The goal of the IATP is to increase the availability of assistive technology devices and services for older persons and Idahoans with disabilities.
Health Centers
Community Clinic of Idaho Non-profit clinic that offers low cost health care
Eastern Idaho Public Health Resource list A list of health related resources in South East Idaho


Head Start Free preschool program for children from low income families to prepare for school readiness.

Infant Toddler Program Early intervention service for children with developmental delays under the age of 3. They also offer screenings and can refer to the local school district for developmental preschool.

Parents as Teachers Home visiting program where professionals work with families with children under the age of 5 for kindergarten readiness.

Raising a Child with Special Health Care Needs

Estate Planning for Children with Autism-Article Gives practical information for parents with children with special health care needs
Special Education
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology Program of inclusion, resources and research through the University of Washington
Ideas that Work Accommodations and resources for teachers and families for strategies for success at school
Center for Parent Information and Resources Articles and resources on a wide range of topics on Education including IDEA, IEPs and Accommodations, in English and Spanish
Wrights Law Information and resources about Special Education law

Condition Specific Information


Autism Navigator Resource of tools and videos on Autism

Autism Society Treasure Valley Information and community events in Western ID

Autism Speaks Strong community and advocacy site as well as the first 100 days tool kit after ASD diagnosis

Center for Disease Control Autism Resources A comprehensive list of resources for families, providers and address topics through different stages of life.

First Signs A project by Florida State University to help identify some of the “Red Flags” of Autism

Idaho Regional Information about Autism Services

National Autism Center Resources, research and information for families, educators and providers

Sesame Street and Autism Resources and activities for Children

St. Luke’s Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Offers specialty evaluations and some services that are not available in SE Idaho

Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism-Article Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Colorado State University offers insight and suggestions for teaching children with Autism

Child Development

First Words A project that high lights developmental milestones as well as 16 gestures kids should have by 16 months Know the Signs Act Early: Center for Disease Control: This website offers information about typical development what to look out for and what to do if you have concerns

Developmental Screening Questionnaire  Idaho Infant Toddler Program: Free online or print Developmental Screening

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum

Center for Disease Control Articles on FASD Information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

FAS Family Resource Institute Resource list Resources specific to Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education and Training Services, Inc. Non profit dedicated to resources and strategies for families and providers. Authors of the book Trying Differently Rather Than Harder.

FAS Community Resource Center Articles, lending library, resources and strategies for FAS

No FAS Advocacy group that also has a great resource list for FAS National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information(NCADI)

Information about FAS and related conditions

National Centers on FAS SAMSHA FASD Center For Excellence

Utah Fetal Alcohol Coalition Regional and national information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Sensory Integration

ALERT Program Not only does the ALERT Program work on addressing sensory integration, they have a great list of resources as well

Home Accommodations for Children-Article Article with accommodations to help kids thrive at home

Other Conditions

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Offers a very comprehensive list on conditions and resources related to those conditions

Seattle Children’s Hospital: Condition specific information Articles, information, resources and related conditions to child development and mental health