I have recently been introduced to SNAC – Special Needs Advocacy Coalition, which is a community network in Mohave County dedicated to supporting and assisting in the collaboration of special needs services, such as; resource sharing, building community awareness, and education.
SNAC coordinates a support group for families in each of our three main cities (Kingman, Bullhead City, and Lake Havasu City) to have discussions and trainings for parents and caregivers of individuals with special needs. Click here for the meeting dates and times.
SNAC has also played an integral roll in working to identify how to best help those with special needs in our communities. The Mohave County Department of Public Health as part of the Health in Arizona Policies Initiative has developed four surveys to identify the needs and gaps in services from families and providers of children and youth with special healthcare needs in Mohave County. Please help them out by clicking on the survey that best fits you and completing it:
Youth Survey (ages 14-22, but a Parent Consent is required for ages 14-17)
I have attached below an Introductory Letter for the survey (Survey Introduction Letter (2)). Please pass this along to any family, friends, parents, coworker, fellow providers, etc. They are hoping to be able to determine the needs of our community, such as special needs playgrounds, etc.
What other resources do you know about in our area? Please comment to share with other families and healthcare providers.
The purpose of this blog is to provide resources for parents who want to carry over therapy activities with their child at home. The information provided here does not replace therapy or medical care provided by a qualified therapist or medical professional.
These activities are safe for most children. However, some activities or materials may be inadvisable for children who have certain allergies or medical conditions. It is recommended that you consult your child’s medical provider or therapist before engaging in the activities you have selected.