The House has passed an appropriations bill that would provide a $34 million increase in funding for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant in FY 2020. Key Senators have introduced a bill to address health care costs. The Kaiser Family Foundation has come out with two new issue briefs about children and youth with special health care needs and Medicaid. Read about these issues and more – and learn what a “manel” is – in this week’s Update. (And if you make it to the end, you can see some feel-good videos about ordinary young people spontaneously and sensitively responding to other young people with autism.)

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With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

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Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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