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

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Education Advocacy Training in Wood Dale

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Learn how to get the education services your child needs. This training is for parents who have children with a disability in grades K-12, want to know their rights as a parent in today’s education…

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Parent Support Group in Rockford

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Get the support your child needs for school. At October’s support group, Rhonda Best from Family Matters explains how to advocate for 504 plans and IEPs. You’ll learn how to participate in the process and…

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Enterovirus On the Rise

News / September 9th, 2014

An NPR blog confirms rise in enterovirus cases. Enterovirus (also called EV-68) is on the rise. It causes severe respiratory infections and the CDC says it’s “evolving quickly.” Seek medical attention if you notice symptoms…

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Pictured above (from left to right): Dr. Denise Goodman; Cynthia Booth, APN; Thomas Jerkovitz, Director of Specialized Care for Children; Dr. Zehava Noah;  Patrick Magoon, President & CEO of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital; Cindy Budek, RN; Susan Navarro, RN; and Dr. Barbara Bayldon.

Home Care Program Presented at Grand Rounds

News / September 9th, 2014

Students and physicians learned about the Home Care Program. Northwestern University’s Feibnburg School of Medicine  invited UIC Specialized Care for Children’s Director, Thomas Jerkovitz, to share the vision for the Home Care Program during Grand…

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Jones PMD Walk ‘n Roll

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Walk, stroll, or roll to raise awareness and support research for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD). Join the Jones family for the 6th annual PMD Walk n’ Roll. The event features a 2.5 mile course down the…

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Mental Health Education & Support in Southern Illinois

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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….

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Everyone at Play – Kohl Children’s Museum

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Families of children with special needs explore museum exhibits while closed to the general public. You and your family will discover the museum’s 17 exhibits and 2 acres outdoors. Everyone at Play encourages linguistic, cognitive,…

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Miss You Can Do It McKenzie 2014

Pageant Inspires Confidence

News / September 4th, 2014

At the Miss You Can Do It pageant, contestants get more than a day of glamour. The theme of the pageant is a “can do” attitude. Contestants participate to their fullest ability and feel great…

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Stepping Stones Conf 2014

Stepping Stones of Transition Conference

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Attend this statewide conference to help prepare young adults for life’s changes. The 10th annual Stepping Stones of Transition Conference is for high school-aged students and young adults with disabilities, their family members, teachers, vocational…

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