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3: Healthcare & Insurance

Healthcare and insurance are a significant issue for families of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Because the medical needs of a child with a disability are often far more significant than a typical child, parents have develop a much deeper understanding of the how insurance affects their healthcare experience. During this session, families will learn the fundamentals of health insurance; how to acquire insurance; how to understand your coverage and exclusions; how to use (or "access") your insurance; the parents' responsibilities in this arena; and strategies for resolving healthcare- and insurance-related concerns.

The Arc's Presentation Materials


Additional Resources

Exclusive Medicaid Informational Videos!

The following videos were created by The Arc in collaboration with Gina Robinson, Program Administrator for Children's Medicaid in Colorado. These videos are the property of The Arc and are not to be shared without our express written permission. Video production was graciously funded by the McDonnell Family Foundation.

Medicaid Eligibility

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid Services for Children

Children's HCBS Waivers

How to Apply for Medicaid in Colorado

Early and Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment program (EPSDT)

Behavioral Health

Medicaid Buy-In for Children

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