Optimizing Health and Well-being for Children with Disabilities

Dr. Amy Houtrow overviews childhood disabilities and provides health care opportunities to improve treatment. Dr. Houtrow also discusses how children on SSI have more health problems and needs than other CSHCN on medicaid.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe trends in childhood disability
  • Recognize unmet needs of children with disabilities compared to other children with special health care needs
  • Identify social disadvantages of children with disabilities
  • Recall aspects of high quality programs and services for children with disabilities


Dr. Amy Houtrow has financial interests with the following entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: NIH NICHD (MOMS2), PCORI (Early Rehabilitation in the PICU), CDC (SB Registry), PA Department of Health (Technology Dependency Care Coordination)

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 4/23/2019 | Last Modified On: 4/23/2019 | Expires: 4/23/2020


April 23, 2019


April 23, 2020

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