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High-Deductible Health Plans Impact Children

May 1st, 2014

Children with special health care needs experience higher costs under a high-deductible plan than with conventional insurance. High-deductible health plans seem like a good deal because they have lower premiums (the cost you pay to…

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Are We Too Distracted by Our Devices?

April 21st, 2014

Researchers observe parents with their children, and their devices. A recent broadcast on National Public Radio put an interesting twist on a commonly discussed topic – device distraction. We typically hear parents complain their kids…

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Peoria Support Group Launches

April 11th, 2014

Meet other families caring for people with spina bifida. The Illinois Spina Bifida Association and Children’s Hospital of Illinois are launching a support group beginning Monday, April 14, 2014 from 4:00pm – 6:oopm. Food and…

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I Can Bike

April 10th, 2014

Children learn how to ride a traditional two-wheel bicycle. Many children who haven’t been able to ride a bike in the past have completed this program. In fact, 80% of participants successfully complete the program….

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Free Community Meals in Galesburg

April 3rd, 2014

Everyone is welcome to a warm meal. Knox Prairie Community Kitchen and various sponsors bring free meals to Galesburg and surrounding communities. April 10th & 24th May 8th & 22nd June 5th & 19th Doors…

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Volunteer Respite Pilot Program

March 27th, 2014

Program seeks to train 12,500 volunteer respite workers. The Respite Education and Support Tools Program (REST) partnered with Illinois Department of Human Services to train thousands of volunteer respite workers. Respite workers relieve family members…

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Artist Inspires Audience

March 17th, 2014

Audiences are impressed with the “Chalk Guy’s” work, but they are inspired by his words. Specialized Care for Children sponsored artist and inspirational speaker Ben Glenn at the Kankakee Transition Fair on Thursday, March 13,…

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Register to Win a Wheelchair Accessible Van

March 10th, 2014

Local heroes have a chance to win a custom van by sharing their story. A national campaign seeks to broaden awareness of transportation options. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association will award 3 wheelchair accessible…

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