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Summer Camp Opportunities

May 15th, 2017

A variety of camping experiences are available across the state for children of all needs and abilities. Summer is just around the corner and the search begins for fun and educational activities to keep children’s…

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Public Notice for MFTD Waiver Renewal

April 17th, 2017

Comments for the medically fragile, technology dependent waiver renewal are due May 6. The state invites families to provide their input for the renewal of the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver for children who…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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