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Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

June 15th, 2016

Zika is spread by mosquitos and can lead to birth defects. Zika virus spreads to people when bitten by an infected mosquito. Common symptoms include fever, rash, joint pain and red eyes. Symptoms may be…

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Healing Garden Opens at Almost Home Kids

June 8th, 2016

“It’s a wonderful place of serenity and refuge.” Outside the Naperville location of Almost Home Kids, a garden has been created for children, siblings, parents, guests, and volunteers. Visitors enjoy the soothing water fountain, figures of kites, flowers, and deer…

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Annual Play Day at Holiday World

May 31st, 2016

On “Play Day” Holiday World opens its doors just for children with special needs One day each year, Holiday World & Splashing Safari park provides Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center of Indiana with a limited amount of tickets so children…

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DSCC Interviewed on Disability Beat Radio

May 13th, 2016

Share this interview to spread awareness about our services! On May 9, 2016, Vicki Niswander of Disability Beat on WEFT 90.1FM interviewed our Executive Director, Thomas Jerkovitz. Press play to hear about Specialized Care for…

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Annual Illinois Transition Conference Highlights Possibilitiessun-icon

May 2nd, 2016

Discover the possibilities for students with disabilities transitioning to adulthood. The conference is geared for high school aged students and young adults with disabilities, their family members and teachers, vocational professionals, caregivers, health care professionals, and…

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Housing Supports Training Session

April 12th, 2016

Hope Institute is evaluating interest in a housing supports training session. If you have a teen or young adult thinking about housing options, you may be interested in attending a training session. The Hope Institute…

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U of I Annual Report

March 31st, 2016

Specialized Care for Children featured in University’s annual report. We are proud to be part of the University of Illinois, contributing to their health care and public service initiatives. On page 28, the report describes…

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Parent University Spring 2016 Newsletter

March 22nd, 2016

Get the latest news from healthcare professionals at Memorial Medical Center. The Spring edition of Parent University features 3 tips to reduce your child’s stress and anxiety – talk to them, help them clear their…

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Caregiver Tax Credit Proposed

March 21st, 2016

Proposed tax credit helps caregivers receive up to $3,000 in annual tax savings. On March 3rd, the Credit for Caring Act of 2016 was introduced in the US House of Representatives. The bill would allow workers who…

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