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DSCC Youth is Champion for Animals in Need

July 21st, 2017

Emma Wiker organized her third successful dog walk to benefit abused and neglected animals. For many preteens, summer is a time to relax, have fun with friends and enjoy the break from homework before school…

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In the News: DSCC Teen with CF Leads by Example

June 6th, 2017

“He is a modest, humble kid who always puts forth his best effort and rarely complains.” Alex Killian is an involved eighth-grader at Gibson City Middle School who pours himself into his studies and extracurricular…

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In the News: DSCC Family Has Accessible New Home

February 8th, 2017

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County helps family achieve home ownership. The new year is off to a great start for one University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children family who has…

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Annual Play Day at Holiday World

May 31st, 2016

On “Play Day” Holiday World opens its doors just for children with special needs One day each year, Holiday World & Splashing Safari park provides Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center of Indiana with a limited amount of tickets so children…

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Outreach Recognized in Decatur’s Herald-Review

March 18th, 2015

After a care coordinator spoke to a family support group, a reporter picked-up the story. Our care coordinators do outreach activities throughout Illinois communities. We call it outreach, but it’s really any activity that builds…

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Pageant Inspires Confidence

September 4th, 2014

At the Miss You Can Do It pageant, contestants get more than a day of glamour. The theme of the pageant is a “can do” attitude. Contestants participate to their fullest ability and feel great…

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I Can Bike

April 10th, 2014

Children learn how to ride a traditional two-wheel bicycle. Many children who haven’t been able to ride a bike in the past have completed this program. In fact, 80% of participants successfully complete the program….

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Artist Inspires Audience

March 17th, 2014

Audiences are impressed with the “Chalk Guy’s” work, but they are inspired by his words. Specialized Care for Children sponsored artist and inspirational speaker Ben Glenn at the Kankakee Transition Fair on Thursday, March 13,…

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