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Chicago Resources

  • Icon indicates condition covered by Specialized Care for Children

    Provides care coordination for Cook County residents who have Medicaid insurance and have asthma, diabetes, sickle cell disease, or prematurity. Access learning modules on each specific medical issue.


    Illinois STARNET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STARNET supports family-centered, researched, and effective practices in early childhood education and care.

  • Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center

    Assists families and youths in crisis. Services focus on housing, relationships, homeless youth, youth needing family intervention, and counseling.

  • Illinois Benefits Planning Projects City of Chicago

    Works with the City of Chicago’s Mayoral office for citizens with disabilities to develop programs to match peer groups of children with appropriate social, recreational, and educational programs.

    (312) 746-5743

  • Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

    As a part of the UIC Department of Disability and Human Development, this clinic provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • The National Lekotek Center

    Provides family play centers and toy lending libraries to improve the lives of children with special needs through the utilization of toys and play.