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New Family Liaison Joins DSCC Team

February 17th, 2017

DSCC parent Gina Jones will work with families north of Interstate 80. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is proud to welcome a new part-time Family Liaison to…

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Man speaking to crowd at opening of the healing garden

Healing Garden Opens at Almost Home Kids

June 8th, 2016

“It’s a wonderful place of serenity and refuge.” Outside the Naperville location of Almost Home Kids, a garden has been created for children, siblings, parents, guests, and volunteers. Visitors enjoy the soothing water fountain, figures of kites, flowers, and deer…

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Special Movie Screenings

February 23rd, 2016

Special needs screenings of family-friendly movies These are family-friendly movies for children with special needs and their siblings. Lights are turned up and volume is lowered to create a more sensory friendly experience. Children are welcome…

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Continuing Care Classes with Pediatric Therapists

September 1st, 2015

The Marionjoy Continuing Care Program announces its schedule for Fall classes. The classes are taught by pediatric therapists who use fun activities to help children work on oral motor skills fine motor skills arm and hand…

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Adult Day Program Proposed for Glencoe IL

February 12th, 2015

A new adult day program is being planned but needs at least 8 participants to start. Leisure in Full Effect (LIFE) is a year-round adult day program offered by the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association….

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Shriners and UI Health Join Forces

February 9th, 2015

New affiliation agreement allows for seamless care. The Shriners and UI Health created an affiliation that allows patients easier access to doctors. This UI Health article details how patients will benefit from the new arrangement….

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Staff Visit Craniofacial Center

January 14th, 2015

Chicago area staff visited one of the oldest and largest craniofacial facilities in the world. Our staff helps many children who were referred to us from the UIC Craniofacial Center. We toured the Center to…

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