The mission of The Youth and Children’s Advocacy Network (THEYCAN) is to educate, advocate, and empower families who are navigating the complex world of special health care needs.
We provide policy analysis and a network of organizations to educate families how to obtain the supports their children need.
In addition to equipping families with resources, we also educate the public in an effort to increase tolerance, accessibility, and inclusion.
The Youth and Children’s Advocacy Network also advocates the rights of youth and children with special health care needs to protect their best interests. We also encourage our youth and children to advocate themselves when possible.
The Youth and Children’s Advocacy Network strives to remove the stigmas associated with programs that allow our children with special health care needs to transition seamlessly into adulthood. We reinforce the idea that these programs that help our children survive and thrive should be promoted and celebrated.