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What does SHCN stand for?

SHCN stands for Special Health Care Needs

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In addition, 90% of school-aged children with ASD or other special health care needs used at least one health care service (such as social skills training or cognitive-based therapy), and more than 50% used at least one psychotropic medication.
Among families caring for children with disabilities (that is, those with functional limitations in one or more domains), the social and economic burden of the child's special health care needs is significant (Bauman, Silver, & Stein, 2006; Boyle, Decoufle, & Yearginallsopp, 1994; Meyers, Lukemeyer, & Smeeding, 1998; Parish & Cloud, 2006; Parish, Cloud, Huh, 8: Henning, 2005; Robbins, Dollard, Armstrong, Kutash, & Vergon, 2008).
The block grant helps state health agencies provide an array of public health services to pregnant women, infants and children, including those living with special health care needs.