The Special Kids Network (SKN), in partnership with the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program, helps children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities get the services and support they require in order to thrive in their community and develop to their full potential. We accomplish this by:
providing information on health care services and other resources by calling the SKN, toll-free helpline (1-800-986-4550);
offering service coordination to families through a partnership with the Pennsylvania Elks Home Service Program where an Elks Home Service staff person will work with families in their homes to connect them to needed services and resources; and,
supporting six regional coordinators, who are all parents of children with special health care needs and disabilities, to work in communities to identify service gaps and address the unique challenges of service systems.
Transition to Adult Living in Pennsylvania:
Transition Health Care Checklist
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, along with other commonwealth agencies and community partners, recognized the gaps in health and other services for transitioning youth and those with special health care needs. When youth with special health care needs move toward adulthood, they face changes dealing with health care providers, insurance and other services. Working with the Pennsylvania Community on Transition State Leadership Team, agencies and families, the Transition to Adult Living in Pennsylvania: Transition Health Care Checklist was created to help guide youth, families and professionals in planning during this time of transition. To view the English (PDF) version, click here. To view the Spanish (PDF) version, click here.
A PDF reader is required for viewing the PDF files. If you need to download a copy of the Adobe software, click on the Adobe Reader link and follow the instructions on the page. Adobe® Reader® is free software that enables business professionals and home users to reliably share information using intelligent PDF files. With Adobe Reader, you can easily view, print, and search PDF files using a variety of platforms and devices.