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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Health
Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive Affective and Behavioral Health
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 Workshop on Ensuring Quality and Accessible Care for Children with Disabilities and Complex Health and Educational Needs
December 9-10, 2015
Washington, DC
Workshop Materials


Workshop Planning Committee 

  Andy Shih (co-chair)
  Donald Wertlieb (co-chair)
  William R. Beardslee
  Kirsten Beronio
  Gary Blau
  Thomas F. Boat
  C. Hendricks Brown
  Amy Goldstein
  Lisa Goring
  J. David Hawkins
  Kelly J. Kelleher
  Laurel K. Leslie
  Mary Ann McCabe
  Craig J. Newschaffer
  Pat Shea
  Stephen Shore
  Jennifer Tyson

 Contact Information

  Sarah M. Tracey
  Phone: 202-334-1949
  Email: stracey@nas.edu










































 
PUBLICATIONS

Workshop 5 BriefEnsuring Quality and Accessible Care for Children with Disabilities and Complex Health and Educational Needs: Proceedings of a Workshop--in Brief


Read the full brief here.
Workshop 5 ProceedingsEnsuring Quality and Accessible Care for Children with Disabilities and Complex Health and Educational Needs: Proceedings of a Workshop 

Read the full proceedings here.
 




 


STATEMENT OF TASK
Children with complex medical and educational needs, such as those with developmental disabilities and mental disorders, present a special challenge for policymakers and practitioners who aim to promote children's cognitive, affective and behavioral health. Varied public and professional awareness and evidence on best practices, combined with tremendous heterogeneity in needs, have led to practices and policies that are inconsistent in quality and coverage and often fail to adequately support affected children and their families. As a result, parents are typically left on their own to navigate and coordinate the myriad of social, medical and educational support services, with all the attending financial implications, adding to the already daunting daily challenges of raising a child with special needs. Children with disabilities or medical complexity are an “unrecognized health disparity population” with significant unmet needs.
 
The goal of this workshop is to highlight the main barriers and promising solutions for improving care and outcomes of children with complex medical and educational needs. The mission of the Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health is explicit on the matter of including children with disabilities. The Forum seeks actionable understanding on key research questions for enhancing the evidence base, how best to promote and sustain quality, accessibility and use of relevant programs and services, and how best to inform relevant policy development and implementation. 

 
















 
 
 
  
     


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