Who We Are /


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

To view information specific to your area, visit your Regional Office page. You can also use the search field in the upper right hand corner to narrow your view.  For example, you can search for camps, workshops, a specific topic, or by condition.

  • Icon indicates condition covered by Specialized Care for Children

What Is Care Coordination?

March 27th, 2015

We help families through care coordination. Find out what that means. Our mission is to “partner with Illinois families and communities to help children and youth with special healthcare needs connect to services and resources.”…

Read more »

Child sitting on couch looking at laptop on lap.

On-Demand Children’s Programming Now Accessible

March 26th, 2015

Dozens of popular children’s programs are now accessible to those with hearing and vision disabilities. TV episodes like “Magic School Bus” and “Bill Nye the Science Guy” are made accessible by the U.S. Department of…

Read more »

Scholarship Opportunities

March 23rd, 2015

Learn about scholarship opportunities for students with medical conditions. 180 Medical Helps those with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or a neurogenic bladder. Alexander Graham Bell College Scholarship For individuals with pre-lingual bi-lateral…

Read more »

Family Support: Tell Us What We Need to Know

March 20th, 2015

Help researchers understand what helps families of children with special needs. The University of Illinois at Chicago and Easter Seals are teaming up for this national initiative to learn about what supports are most needed….

Read more »

Outreach Recognized in Decatur’s Herald-Review

March 18th, 2015

After a care coordinator spoke to a family support group, a reporter picked-up the story. Our care coordinators do outreach activities throughout Illinois communities. We call it outreach, but it’s really any activity that builds…

Read more »

Mental Health Education & Support in Southwestern Illinois

March 10th, 2015

Attend free courses on emotional disorders. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a 6 session course that covers ADHD, Bipolar, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Substance Abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and more….

Read more »