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Specialized Health Needs Interagency Collaboration (SHNIC): Description
How Can SHNIC Help?
Professionals from the public school system, parent groups, health departments and related community services agencies can access the following SHNIC services:
- Community-based consultation and training on managing a child's specialized health needs.
- Consultations and training on the educational implications of a child's diagnosis.
- Seminars and workshops on specialized health needs.
- Case-by-case consultations for students with traumatic brain injury.
- Referrals to other community and health resources or support services.
- Literature search of publications and educational materials on specific medical conditions.
Examples of Specialized Health Needs:
The program's services include working with infants, children and adolescents who need assistance with:
- Tube feeding mechanisms
- Urinary catheterization
- Management of a tracheostomy or ventilator
- Traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, tumors or central nervous system infections
- Procedures associated with genetic disorders or orthopedic impairment
- Specialized health technology
How to Contact SHNIC:
To inquire about the program and its services, please call (443) 923-4558. Your technical assistance needs will be discussed and you will be referred to one of the program coordinators. If you reach voicemail, please leave a message and a referral specialist will return your call.