Care Coordination Forum Inspires Change

By: Susan Roman, RN, MPH It was truly inspiring to see so many dedicated child service professionals attend our statewide Care Coordination Forum: Transforming Children’s Healthcare in Our Communities. This forum, with support from the Connecticut Health Foundation, was a first of its kind initiative to enhance awareness about the importance of connecting children and…

Building Systems to Strengthen Children

By: Erin Cornell, MPH People often ask us, “What do you mean by ‘system-building?’” It’s a tough concept to explain. Maybe an example would help. As part of our efforts at the Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health to promote optimal healthy development, one of our programs, Mid-Level Developmental Assessment (MLDA), is expanding to…

Ed Asner: A True Inspiration for Parents of Children with Autism

By: Paul Dworkin, MD I recently had the opportunity to meet acclaimed actor and political activist Ed Asner on a connecting flight to Hartford. I found him to be an inspiration not only to his son and grandchild, who are both on the autism spectrum, but to all parents of children with complex needs. I…