Special Child Health Services

Special Child Health Services Case Management Unit works with families to help meet the needs of children, from birth through 21 years of age, who are medically involved or developmentally disabled regardless of financial status.

The Case Manager is either a Registered Nurse or licensed social worker who works directly with the family to identify the child’s needs and to develop an Individual Service Plan based on those needs.  All plans and goals are updated regularly, as the child’s progress is monitored.

The Case Manager also helps to identify sources of assistance, financial and other, and helps the family to obtain services needed.  There is no cost to families for Case Management services.

Special Child Health Services is funded by:

The Somerset Board of Chosen Freeholders
The New Jersey State Department of Health
Children’s Center

The “Advocating for Your Child with Special Needs” Series of workshops at the Bridgewater Library is a joint venture between the Somerset County Library and Somerset County Special Child Health Services Case Management Unit. Programs are designed for parents and other adults interested in children with special needs.

These workshops are offered on a complimentary basis and are open to the public. 1.5 professional development hours are awarded to teachers who attend.

Various workshops include:

  • Special Education
  • Transition to Adulthood
  • Transition to Preschool
  • Special Needs and Trusts, Legal and Financial Issues
  • Special Needs Guardianship
  • Syndrome-Specific Programs
  • Information and Referrals for Children With Special Needs
  • Community Resources
  • Health Insurance
  • Parent Workshops
  • School Issues
  • Social Service Needs
  • Support Groups
  • Special Needs Activities