Talk to your child about his or her condition or disability in words your child can understand. Help your child find a good way to explain it to others.
Teach your child to know when he or she is having an emergency — and to tell you and others.
Teach your child the names of the medicine(s) he or she takes.
Talk to your child about how to stay healthy (for example: getting enough rest and eating well).
Encourage your child to talk directly to health care providers - and to ask questions.
Encourage your child's health care providers to talk directly to your child.
This information is provided by the Division for Children & Youth with Special Health Needs within the Department of Public Health.