"A family without information cannot take responsibility and feels helpless; a family who is given information cannot help but to be empowered and take responsibility." - Family Voices, Utah

Parents often feel overwhelmed when they first hear their child has special health care needs. There are so many questions and knowing where to begin is confusing. The Special Needs Resource Directory can help.

Purpose and Audience

The Special Needs Resource Directory (SNRD) identifies and provides access to information, services and supports. It is intended for individuals caring for someone with special/complex healthcare needs but everyone is welcome. Resources provided by Cincinnati Children's Hospital (CCHMC) are presented; but, the majority of links are to external local, regional, national and international resources. These resources are primarily organized by categories, then subdivided into topics. In some cases the topics are divided further into other attributes, such as alphabet, age and location.