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Be sure to visit the Medical Home Portal Facebook page where we post information on Portal updates and CSHCN-related topics.
Playgrounds For Everyone
A comprehensive database of inclusive and accessible playgrounds does not yet exist, but you can help create one. National Public Radio (NPR) is working to create a community guide to accessible playgrounds throughout the U.S. New federal requirements define playground accessibility as a civil right. And under those rules, playgrounds built or altered after March 14, 2012, are required to have wheelchair-friendly surfaces and equipment that helps kids with physical challenges move around. Add to the database and see what have been identified thus far here: Accessible Playgrounds.
UPCOMING UTAH PARENT CENTER WORKSHOPS
The Utah Parent Center provides workshops, conferences and presentations addressing a number of topics important to families of individuals with disabilities. For more details: Utah Parent Center Upcoming Events
Professionals can attend but priority is given to parents/familes.
PUBLICATIONS
Please read the December 2013 issue of our quarterly newsletter, The Portal Periodical.


The Medical Home Portal was highlighted in May 2013 as a National Center for Ease of Use of Community-Based Services case study. You can read it here: National Center for Ease of Use of Community-Based Services - Medical Home Portal Case Study(PDF Document 294 KB).


Download a Medical Home Portal Brochure 2011(PDF Document 4.4 MB) for information on the Portal's mission, goals, supporters, and how to become a Portal collaborator.

Events

Family Events
Find news about CYSHCN, parent training events, conferences for families, or other events for youth, young adults and families.
Professional Events
Find news, conferences, and events for professionals including primary care physicians, allied health professionals, teachers, and service providers.

Authors

Compiled and edited by: Mindy Tueller, BS - 9/2013
Content Last Updated: 1/2014