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Family Advisory Council

Your voice is important to us!

DSCC Family Advisory Council logo showing a colorful chain of stick figures holding hands in front of an outline of the state of Illinois

We value our parents’ and participants’ feedback.

We’ve set up our Family Advisory Council (FAC) to make it easier for families to participate and share their input with us.

Our Family Advisory Council’s mission is to bring our families, staff and leadership together to promote the delivery of participant- and family-centered services.

The FAC connects families to resources and provides guidance to strengthen our teamwork, improve communication and empower families to have a voice in their child’s care.

Our Family Advisory Council consists of 25 family members from across the state and one staff member from the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC).

The FAC meets four times a year. Two meetings per year are open to all Illinois families of children with special healthcare needs. You do not have to be a DSCC participant to attend these open forums.

Please check the schedule below for the next public meeting.  We will post meeting registration information once it is available.

If you would like more details on how you can participate in the Family Advisory Council, please email dsccfac@uic.edu.

We hope to hear from you!

FAC Meeting Schedule

  • Aug. 8, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • This is a closed meeting for FAC members.
  • Nov. 14, 2024, from 9 to 11 a.m.
    • This meeting is an open forum for all Illinois families of children and youth with special healthcare needs.
    • Join the Zoom meeting:
      • Meeting ID: 849 2867 2441
      • Passcode: 9=ctmMW?

FAC Meeting Minutes