Special Kids Support Center

Connecticut Children’s Special Kids Support Center empowers families of children with special needs. For more than a decade, it has provided culturally competent care coordination, working with well-established partners and community-based providers. Services available through the Special Kids Support Center include:

  • Needs assessment
  • Care coordination
  • Communication between care providers
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Support to parents and providers
  • Benefit coordination
  • Medical home implementation

Special Kids Support Center specialists strive to facilitate comprehensive care to meet the medical and social needs of children with special needs and their families. Our specialists are available to help families maximize care benefits and will advocate on behalf of the family for access to health care, public education and other community services. The Special Kids Support Center also trains and provides technical support to community-based primary care partners, so those practices can become medical homes for all children.

The Special Kids Support Center oversees the HUSKY Plus Physical program, which provides healthcare for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs through the Connecticut Department of Social Services. It is the recipient of the Title V Maternal Child Block Grant funded by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Hospital Bioterrorism grant awarded in recognition of the Special Kids Support Center’s outstanding emergency preparedness measures for special needs children.

Care Coordination Collaborative

The Care Coordination Collaborative, whose membership includes care coordinators from a variety of child-serving sectors in the Greater Hartford region, improves communication among coordinators and provides effective links to services for children and families. Learn more »

Contact Us

For more information about Connecticut Children’s Special Kids Support Center, call 860.837.6200 or toll-free 877.743.5516.