Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs


Our Graham County residents are very important to us.  Families who have members with disabilities or other special health care needs can face many daily challenges.  Living in a rural area can make those challenges even more difficult.  Good health promotes growth and participation in education, social interaction, recreation and community life, as well as employment, volunteerism and post-secondary education. Our goal is to improve the long-term health and well-being of children and youth with special health care needs. We hope to make things just a little bit easier with the following list of resources.

Children with special health care needs means children with ongoing conditions or disabilities, who need or use health care, therapies, behavioral health, counseling, special education or other services, that most children don’t use.  Some examples of conditions include Allergies, Asthma, Autism, Diabetes, Hearing or Vision Impairment, Paraplegia, Cancer, Attention Deficit Disorder, Speech Impairment, Eating Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X Syndrome, Epilepsy, Anxiety Disorder, and many more.  These and any other ongoing conditions or disabilities are a special health care need.


Family Wellness




Eye Glasses/Resources for the blind/visually impaired

Hearing Aids/Resources for the deaf/hearing impaired

Nutrition, Food Banks/Farmers MarketFoodBasket

New!  Safford Lions Club and Borderlands Food Bank P.O.W.W.O.W. Farmer’s Market-60 lbs. of produce for $10.  No income qualifications.

Advocacy and Community Resources

General Disability Resources and Advocacy ResourcesSmartKid


Housing and Transportation

Insurance Needs

Transitioning From Youth To AdultYouth


Feeling Well

General Health Information

Emotional Health NeedsGirlPigTails

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline-Available 24 hours a day, call 800-273-8255.

Warm Line is a call center with trained mentors who are there to listen and provide support service for anyone (also deaf & hard of hearing) feeling depressed, sad, lonely, stressed, anxious, etc. 7 days a week from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  Call Purple Video Phone (928) 239-2500, Sorensen Video Phone (928) 515-2396, Text Message (928) 351-1099.

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Physical Health NeedsKidsSports

Stress Management

Information for Specific Disorders/Diagnoses and Health Conditions