Who We Are

Smiling happy child with her parents

To put it simply, Specialized Care for Children provides free Care Coordination for families of children with special health care needs in Illinois.

But there are also many other ways to tell the story of who we are as a division of the University of Illinois at Chicago. We are shaped by our 75+ year history and by the current news and happenings that take place each day. And more than anything, we are a diverse group of people that includes not just those on our staff, Medical Advisory Board, and our Family Advisory Council, but also each and every family we work with across the state of Illinois. We hope you’ll get to know us and that we can get to know you!

  • About Us
    What we do and why we do it.
  • History
    An overview of our 75+ year history helping children with special needs.
  • News & Events
    Stay up-to-date on happenings, stories and events.
  • Family Stories
    Some of the people we’ve worked with and how their lives have changed.