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

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Program Provides Free, Healthy Meals for School Children

June 1st, 2020

The Summer Food Service Program is open to Illinois children ages 18 and under to fill the summer nutritional gap. Many Illinois families depend on their children’s schools to provide regular, nutritious meals throughout the school year. The financial…

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Free Virtual Speech Therapy Sessions Available

May 26th, 2020

UIUC’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Clinic is providing free tele-practice appointments this summer for individuals and groups. Do you or your child need speech-language pathology interventions but can’t see your clinician due to the COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Memory Book Activity for Families

May 14th, 2020

DSCC provides memory booklet for children and families to complete together during the pandemic. From school closings to parents suddenly working from home, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically changed Illinois families’ way of life…

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DSCC Phone Number Reminder for Participants

May 5th, 2020

DSCC’s posted office phone numbers are best way to reach our staff by phone. Our staff is here to help Illinois families navigate the far-reaching effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We want to make…

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2020 Parent Institute Canceled

May 4th, 2020

The Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing is canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sorry to announce that this year’s Institute for Parents of Preschool Children…

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Live Early Intervention Video Visits Now Available

April 8th, 2020

Families may now receive EI services through video for their infants or toddlers with disabilities or delays. The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) is making Early Intervention (EI) services available through live video visits….

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COVID-19 Guidance for Medically Fragile Children

March 25th, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health gives recommended guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in medically fragile children. The Illinois Department of Public Health has provided guidance for how to prevent the spread of…

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