Who We Are /

News

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

DSCC Toddler Becomes Internet Sensation

March 3rd, 2017

Video of Madison Austin’s Hokey Pokey party with her PICU nurses goes viral. A little fun can go a long way to brighten the day of a seriously ill child. Four-year-old Madison Austin’s pure delight to host a special Hokey Pokey Party…

Read more »

New Family Liaison Joins DSCC Team

February 17th, 2017

DSCC parent Gina Jones will work with families north of Interstate 80. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is proud to welcome a new part-time Family Liaison to…

Read more »

DSCC Unveils its First Annual Report

February 10th, 2017

We are proud to release our organization’s first Annual Report. The fiscal year 2016 Annual Report for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children covers July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. It provides…

Read more »

In the News: DSCC Family Has Accessible New Home

February 8th, 2017

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County helps family achieve home ownership. The new year is off to a great start for one University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children family who has…

Read more »

DSCC Announces 2016 “Champions for Children”

January 31st, 2017

Award honors five who’ve made a difference in the lives of children with special healthcare needs. Four professionals and one vendor who provide extraordinary care and services for children with special healthcare needs across the…

Read more »

2017 Hydrocephalus Association Scholarships

January 25th, 2017

Financial assistance available for teens and young adults living with hydrocephalus. Applications are now available for the Hydrocephalus Association’s 2017 Scholarship Program, which provides financial assistance to capable and promising teens and young adults who live with the ongoing challenges…

Read more »

DSCC's new Family Liaison, Violet Wiker

Meet DSCC’s New Family Liaison

January 19th, 2017

Violet Wiker will build relationships and give families a voice. Executive Director Thomas Jerkovitz is pleased to introduce Violet Wiker as the new Family Liaison for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized…

Read more »