Florida Public Health Review


LeaAnne DeRigne


There are many government programs and benefits available to disabled children in the United States and include income-support programs, educational and therapeutic programs, and health services. This paper provides a practice/policy update for practitioners working with disabled children and their families. Doctors, nurses, counselors, and educators need to understand the rights of disabled children and their families. A short case scenario is presented followed by a summary of the federal and state policies that are available. Finally, sources of funding for each program are presented.