Below are some of the most frequently encountered situations and questions asked by individuals and families requiring assistance from multiple NYS human service systems.
Get answers and helpful resources to help you better navigate multiple systems.
Use the Child Mind Institute's Symptom Checker to get a list of psychiatric or learning disorders that are associated with symptoms you describe. This tool cannot diagnose your child, but it can help inform you and guide you towards next steps.
Since January 1, 2019, New York State has been actively transforming the Children’s Medicaid Health and Behavioral Health System as per the 2018 Transition Plan. What does this mean for you?
Transitioning to adulthood is a challenging time for all young people, but it can be especially challenging for youth leaving the foster care system. Fortunately, there are services and supports to help.
My child is showing signs of physical, intellectual and/or emotional problems. Are other children the same age able to do things that my child is not able to do? If so, what can I do?
My child is struggling in school and is being evaluated for special education services. What is special education? I have heard the terms IEP and a 504 Plan used interchangeably. Can you explain the difference between the two?
Under what conditions is a residential program advisable? Who decides when and where a child is placed, and how can I know what type of residential placement is right in our case?
I am feeling overwhelmed with all the information, the decisions I have to make, and the actions I have to take. Is there anyone that can help advise and guide me through this process?