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Who We Are

Health Services for Children with Special Needs serves children and young adults up to age 26 who live in Washington, DC and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

We focus on young people with special health care needs, providing your child with the attention and level of care that helps make their life as full as possible.

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Anna Dunn, CEO, HSCSN

Anna Dunn, MBA
CEO, Health Services for Children with Special Needs

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Our Health Care Plan

HSCSN is the contracted healthcare plan provider for the District of Columbia's Child and Adolescent Supplemental Security Income Program (CASSIP) for children and young adults. HSCSN provides complete care for children and young adults with special health care needs. As an enrollee, you will have access to quality health care services and benefits.

Health and Family Support Programs

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HSCSN enrollees and their family support systems have access to free programs and resources to help manage medical conditions and improve overall health and well-being.

Programs include fitness and nutrition classes, health management programs, and parent advocacy groups.

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Upcoming Events

Male Caregivers Advocacy Support Group

Male Caregivers Advocacy Support Group (MCAS)

During MCAS meetings, participants share information, provide support and take part in trainings that empower them as caregivers.

Next Event Date: 

Location: Zoom Meeting

HSCSN Youth Athletic Program

Youth Athletic Program

Join our event to learn more about independent exercise and making healthy food choices.

Next Event Date: 

Location: Kenilworth-Parkside Recreation

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Healthy Living Program

Join us for the opportunity to build a foundation and structure that will promote achievement of your health goals.

Next Event Date: 

Location: Virtual on Zoom