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The FY 2017 UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children Annual Report cover features a photo of an African American boy sitting and smiling with his big sister holding him closely next to her.

DSCC FY 2017 Annual Report Now Available

March 2nd, 2018

Report explains our mission and highlights our progress. UIC’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) partners with Illinois families and communities to help children and youth with special healthcare needs connect to services and…

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Close-up of Emily Cihla speaking to a television news reporter about her Treacher Collins Syndrome

DSCC Youth React to ‘Wonder’

February 2nd, 2018

Popular movie about a boy with craniofacial differences strikes a chord with DSCC participants. The hit movie “Wonder,” based on a best-selling book about a boy named Auggie with profound facial differences, has moved audiences…

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Family Advisory Council Shares Self-Care Tips

November 29th, 2017

DSCC’s dedicated and experienced parents share advice in honor of National Family Caregivers Month. National Family Caregivers Month in November recognizes the real-life heroes who selflessly care for their loved ones and relatives. The theme…

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Sensory-Friendly Santa Stops in Illinois

November 22nd, 2017

Participating malls across the state invite youth of all ages and abilities to meet Santa. Autism Speaks is partnering with Cherry Hill Programs this holiday season to provide sensory-friendly Santa Experiences for families across the country. All…

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