|The Family Navigator Program empowers parents
and caregivers to be more involved in health care
decisions concerning children with special needs.
The goal of the Family Navigator Program is to
foster an increased understanding of medical, mental
health, and educational needs of young children and
to link families with the services they need.
The Family Navigator Program provides the following
- Screen children for signs of developmental
- Screen children for risk factors of autism
- Provide parents with development, parenting,
diagnostic, and social-emotional education
- Provide families with referral options,
follow up services, and access to the SE Ohio
Interdisciplinary Assessment Team, a monthly,
multi-disciplinary clinic partnering local
service providers with development and ASD
specialists from Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Family Navigator is funded by the Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Grant - Project LAUNCH
(Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's