Education

Posted on: February 11, 2011

Illinois Medical Home Project

About Medical HomeFor ProvidersFor Youth & Families

A medical home is an approach to providing primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.  In a medical home, the primary care team develops a trusting relationship with the family and works as a partner to assure that all of the child’s needs are met.

Through its medical home initiatives, ICAAP works with individual physicians, primary care practices, and community and state agencies to support the dissemination and implementation of the medical home model, with a focus on improving services for children with special health care needs.

Key resources related to your child’s education are linked below:

Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois (2009)

Illinois State Board of Education: Special Education and Support Services

This guide outlines the educational rights of children who have disabilities and receive special education and related services. [...more]

Tools for School: Related Services and Accomodations for Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Arc of Illinois and Family-to-Family Health Information and Education

This document provides information about services and accomodations for children wtih special needs in the school setting. [...more]

For more information about ICAAP’s medical home initiatives, please contact:

Kathy Sanabria, MBA, PMP
Senior Director, Medical Home Initiatives
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
1400 W Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: 312/733-1026 ext 208
Fax: 312/733-1791
ksanabria@illinoisaap.com