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The financial challenges of caring for a special needs child can be overwhelming. There are several financial assistance programs available on a local, state and national level.

Here you will find resources for:

  • Financial assistance for equipment services and prescriptions
  • Waiver completion and ongoing support
  • Medical coverage
  • Insurance through state and federal sources
  • Social Security programs for children and adults
  • Other funding needs like food, utilities and wish-granting

If you are just getting started and looking for general resources, we suggest the following:

  • BCMH - Assure children with special health care needs and their families obtain comprehensive care and services that are family-centered, community-based and culturally competent.
  • Montgomery County Jobs & Family Services - Oversight of county resources for special needs families.
  • Social Security – Oversee supplemental income for children with disabilities.


Additional Resources at Dayton Children's

In addition to the resource center, we also offer the complete KidsHealth Library to help parents learn more about a specific condition. Information is given in easy-to-understand terms and in many cases available in Spanish as well as English.

We encourage you to explore and feel free to add resources that are currently not included by emailing If you can’t find what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact our MeadWestvaco Family Resource Center at (937) 641-3700.

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