Children’s Medical Services (CMS) is a collection of special programs for eligible children with special needs.
The CMS Health Plan is for children who:
- Are under age 21 and eligible for Medicaid or
- Have special healthcare needs that require extensive preventive and ongoing care
The need for preventive and ongoing care could mean working with several different providers at once. It might also mean working with state agencies or finding local community resources. The plan’s goal is to provide healthcare that helps improve the lives of members and families. CMS offers a variety of services for expecting moms, newborn babies, infants and toddlers, school-aged children, adolescents, and young adults.
FDLRS Child Find
In coordination with the school districts, locates children who are potentially eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and links them with needed services. Service coordination for diagnostic screening, placement, training, and support is also provided. FDLRS Child Find and Parent Services provide information, training, and support to districts and families to promote effective parent participation in the education of their children.