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Find out about news and events for children with special health care needs.

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Improving Reading, Math & Behavior Skills

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Learn helpful strategies and earn a $20 gift card. This free informational session is designed to give parents the knowledge and skills needed to help children struggling with reading, math, or behavior. Sessions are available…

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Parent Support Group in Rockford

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September’s group focuses on benefits of therapy and use of horses in therapy. The group welcomes Tanya Wennmacher, Clinic Director, and Terese Klinger, occupational therapist, from Bravehearts at the Bergmann Center. You’ll learn the benefits…

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Cleft Lip & Palate Linked to Smoking

News / August 7th, 2014

Researchers found smoking during pregnancy can cause cleft lip and palate. Cleft lip and palate are physical birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. The 2014…

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Jobs Galore

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Chicago Lighthouse teams with MOPD to host third annual job fair. The Lighthouse will be pre-screening candidates for more than 100 positions, ranging from entry level to management. Positions include call center supervisors, call center…

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Job Fair/Health & Disabilities Expo

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Meet employers and find accessible equipment and services. This event features over 100 employers, educational institutions, support agencies and service providers ready to talk to you. The Fair is sponsored by the Department of Human…

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Special Kids Day at Brookfield Zoo

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Enjoy a free day at Brookfield Zoo. The non-profit organization, Special Kids Day invites you for a day of fun at the zoo. Admission is free and parking is $10. Pre-registration is requested due to…

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Parent Support Group in Rockford

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Learn how to meet behavior needs in an IEP. This workshop-style support group will discuss how behaviors should be assessed, how to develop positive behavior goals, and what should be included in a behavior intervention…

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Summer Seedlings Family Camp

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This camp is for the whole family! The weekend is designed for families of children with special needs. Families can enjoy some bonding time, network with other parents, and experience adapted recreation. Activities include pontoon…

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Medicaid Managed Care for Providers

News / July 18th, 2014

Providers can continue to see children enrolled with Specialized Care for Children. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ managed care enrollment requirement does not affect children enrolled with Specialized Care for Children. We provide…

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Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment

News / July 18th, 2014

What does it mean for your family? Illinois families who have all Kids or Medicaid for health care coverage will be receiving letters from the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. These letters tell families…

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