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Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

The mission of CSHCN is to assure quality health care and related services for children and youth with special needs and their families throughout the State of Utah.

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

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During this time of year, with the desire to purchase your child their favorite toys, it is critical to consider the safety and age range of toys for your child before you purchase.

Especially when purchasing toys for children with special needs, it is important to choose toys which may appeal to different senses such as sound, movement, and texture.

You may want to consider interactive toys which allow your child to play with others. Also, think about the size of the toy and the position a child would need to be in to play with it.

Consult the “AblePlay” website for more information.

Zika Virus

Up to date information on Zika Virus can be found at:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (
Utah Department of Health (

For Utah specific testing instructions regarding submission of diagnostic specimens for Zika virus testing refer to Submitting Diagnostic Specimens for Zika Virus Testing.

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