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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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How to Organize Your Child’s IEP Records

October 25th, 2016

Helpful instructions for how to create an IEP binder for your child. Understood.org features an effective way that you can organize your child’s individualized education program (IEP) materials to better track progress and improve communication with their IEP…

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All Kids Vaccination Program Changes

September 19th, 2016

Your child will still receive the same vaccinations, but your provider will bill your All Kids insurance differently. The Illinois Department of Pubic Health announced changes coming to the way providers bill insurance for vaccinations. Although…

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Connecting with the Community at the State Fair

August 16th, 2016

“Everyone has a story and we need to listen…” This weekend I was one of many Specialized Care for Children staff who worked our tent at the State Fair.  Besides seeing tons of adorable kids, I met a lot of…

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