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Special Needs

If you are a parent of a special needs child, please know that our team at Nuby Pediatrics understands the importance of good, solid resources that contribute to the overall health of your child. When seeing your child for the first time, we will make sure that you have the appropriate specialists in place in order to gain the optimum health care as well.  We work hard in providing the best care for your child and we hope the following resources and/or links below will help you become more aware of the services offered locally as well as becoming an advocate for your child.

Early Childhood Intervention - Early Childhood Intervention and newly named Ready Start is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI/Ready Start supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services. Services are provided by a variety of local agencies and organizations across Texas. Your child can have therapists come to your home and provide the following through ECI services. We encourage your child to participate in these services as it will help the physical and mental health of your child if you are experiencing delays in the following areas: Dietician services (this is so critical for gtube fed children as the dietician will monitor the correct water intake and liquid nutrition intake for proper development) Physical Therapy (includes overall gross motor delay such as tummy time; sitting up; crawling; walking) Occupational Therapy (includes ‘fine’ motor delay therapy such as fingers, pointing, hand/eye coordination) Cognitive development Therapy (includes a trained therapist to instruct parents how to communicate more clearly; suggest discipline and/or loving ways to redirect the child that may have language delays, etc)

Therapy Services in your local area:

Joy Therapy

Therapy 2000

Texas Medicaid Information Special Needs: Having a special needs child can be demanding on any household. This information below will direct you to the correct services provided by the state and will guide you through the process of determining if you are eligible for nursing services in the home environment.

There are services available to parents of a special needs child in order to get nursing care in the home, please know we are summarizing these services below so that you can easily understand which option will be a possible route for your child’s care.

1) Texas Medicaid: This program is income sensitive and if you make less than a certain income level then you are not eligible for in-home health nursing and/or hospital benefits.  Contact your Medicaid representative for further information.

2) MDCP Program: This program is designed for Texan families that make OVER the income level to be eligible for Medicaid as shown above. However, there is an 8 year waiting list for parents to enroll in this program.

Adaptive Equipment: The following equipment websites are accustomed to insurance and medicaid approvals:

Bath Chair

Special strollers

Walkers and/or gait trainers

Special beds