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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.

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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South Cook Office Moving

News / July 16th, 2014

Our South Cook office is relocating to put us right in the center of where our families are. We get out in the community, and we know many of you come visit our office too!…

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Epilepsy Foundation Summer Events

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Get your guide to activities with an epilepsy focus. These events are ran by the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. This not-for-profit offers counseling, advocacy and education services to people with epilepsy, and their families….

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Camp Del-Ja-Rei

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An experience for children with rheumatic diseases. Camp Del-Ja-Rei is a full-week camp for boys and girls ages 7-16 who have rheumatic diseases. They’ll create memories while learning new things and meeting new people. Campers…

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Medicaid Dental Information

News / July 11th, 2014

Know what’s covered and where to get it. Dental Coverage for Illinois Medicaid was added to our Resource Directory. This guide shows you exactly which services, like exams, cleanings, x-rays, and extractions are covered. It…

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Access Chicago

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Come see what Access Chicago is all about! This annual event is a great opportunity to see what products and services are available to help people with disabilities. There are also several fun, interactive activities….

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Stop Summer Learning Loss

News / June 23rd, 2014

5 apps to stop the summer slide. Children look forward to summer activities and a break from homework. Unfortunately, those months spent away from school can lead to learning loss, often called “the summer slide.”…

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Día del Niño 2014

News / June 18th, 2014

At this celebration of children, families had fun learning to be happy and healthy! The celebration kicked off with a 2.1 mile walk from the National Museum of Mexican Art to the UIC Forum. Walkers…

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