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family Purpose: The FAC was established to advise the Children with Special Health Needs program staff on matters affecting families of children with special health needs including health care, insurance, education, transition to adulthood, independent living and employment.

Membership: Family Members of children with medical, mental, behavioral or emotional needs which require support greater than that of children in general. Members must demonstrate leadership within their community as well as an interest in building leadership skills.

Meeting Dates: The FAC meets quarterly.

For more information, please contact:
Anna H. Cyr, Family Consultant
Tel: 207 240 7006
TTY 1800 606 0215
Fax: 207 287 5355
Email: annahcyr@yahoo.com

Resources:
Children with Special Health Needs Partners in Care Coordination
/dhhs/population-health/cshn/carecoordination/index.html
Maine Parent Federation
http://www.mpf.org/
Southern Maine Parent Awareness
http://www.somepa.org/
NAMI, Maine
http://www.nami.org/MSTemplate.cfm?MicrositeID=186
Autism Society of Maine
http://www.asmonline.org/resources.asp
Learning Disabilities Association of Maine
http://www.ldame.org/
Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
http://www.maineddc.org/
Gaining Empowerment Allows Results (G.E.A.R.)
http://www.gearparentnetwork.com/
211
http://www.211maine.org/

Other Leadership Opportunities:
Developmental Disabilities Council Leadership Institute
http://www.maineddc.org/documents/2009-2010-DLI-Brochure.pdf
Family Advisory Council for Empowerment Statewide (F.A.C.E.S.)
http://www.gearparentnetwork.com/faces/

LEGISLATIVE
Find my Legislators:
http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/legislature.html

More about the Children with Special Health Needs Program:
The Children with Special Health Needs Program in Maine is housed in the Division of Family Health at the Center for Disease Control in the Key Bank Building at 286 Water St. Augusta, Maine 04333 – 0011. It is funded through Title V of the Social Security Act, through the Department of Health and Human Services under the Health Resources and Services Administration.

CSHN
/dhhs/population-health/cshn/

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