Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Children and Youth with special health care needs

This site is currently under construction and intends to be a resource page for children, youth, and families with special health care needs, and the professionals that work with them. If you have content that you would like to add to this page, please email Jacinda Croissant at jcroissant@mono.ca.gov.

Free Public Health Clinic Services:

Birth Control Education and coverage through PACT

STD testing

Condoms

Pregnancy Testing 

Prenatal Multi-vitamins

Tobacco/Vape Quit Kits 

Oral Health Resource Bags

Helmets

Naloxone (Narcan): Reverse opioid overdose

Clinic services with minimal costs:

Vaccinations (prices vary)

Travel Consult (45$ plus costs of any immunizations)

(Traveling abroad? Get advice on how to prepare and stay healthy)

Local Resources

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing adaptive sports and therapeutic outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. 

"Our programs provide opportunities for people of all ages with physical and/ or intellectual disabilities to have fun, healthy, inspiring experiences outdoors in the beautiful Eastern Sierra. In winter, our athletes alpine ski, Nordic ski, and snowboard at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center. In summer, we teach a variety of sports throughout the Eastern Sierra including road cycling, mountain biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, rock climbing, hiking, fishing, and camping. In addition to daily lessons, we offer a variety of multi-day camps including programs for service members with disabilities and their families.

We offer state-of-the-art adaptive equipment and specialized teaching methodologies so that anyone with any type of disability can achieve their outdoor recreation goals. Whether a student wants to pursue competition in a given sport or simply feel the sensation of sliding down a snow-covered slope, DSES provides customized, one-on-one lessons for each athlete."

Find out more about their programs and upcoming events at thier website.


INYO MONO ASSOCIATION FOR THE HANDICAPPED

It is the mission of the Inyo-Mono Association for the Handicapped to promote an independent and fulfilling lifestyle for each client with developmental disabilities.

Volunteers are appreciated. You can get involved by helping with our educational curriculum. Perhaps you’d like to offer cooking classes, or teach a class on proper nutrition. Hope about teaching a yoga class? We have many opportunities for you to share your expertise and caring with our clients. To find out more contact us by email or call us at 760-873-8668.

Donate sell-able clothing and household items to IMAH’s Sierra Thrift Mall. The profits generated through sales not only pay the wages of our special adults who work in the store, but help support STARS programs and services.

Your investment in the lives of adults who are developmentally disabled enables them to lead a more independent and fulfilling life.

Check out their Facebook page!


IGNITE Collective

"IGNITE Collective, Inc. was founded in 2013 to provide individualized supports to teens and adults with developmental disabilities in their communities. Since our inception we have grown to a family of passionate professionals who support people in Southern California and the Eastern Sierra. Our diverse team is proud to help people live the lives they want to live and to collaborate with self-advocates, families, and colleagues around the globe.

In addition to helping people identify and achieve their goals, we engage in research, conference presentations, curriculum development, workshops, consultation, and advisory roles."

Check out their Facebook page!


Mono County Resource Guide

Local support for Mono County professionals: 

Free trainings for providers/professionals that work with families

Virtual training: Bringing the Protective Factors Framework to Life in Your Work

Email Jacinda Croissant, jcroissant@mono.ca.gov, for more information on upcoming local trainings and how to register

California resources:

California Department of Public Health: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

COVID-19 Resources for child and youth with special health care needs