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

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Double Value SNAP Tokens at Farmer’s Market

June 23rd, 2016

Old Capitol Farmer’s Market can double the value of your SNAP benefit! When you shop Springfield’s Old Capitol Farmer’s Market, turn your SNAP benefit into double value tokens. As an example, the market can scan your…

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HEAL Helps with Unexpected Medical Expenses

June 23rd, 2016

ComEd launched a utility assistance program for those facing unexpected medical expenses The HEAL program helps ComEd customers pay their electric bill when they experience unexpected medical expenses. HEAL comes from the Hospital-Based Energy Assistance and…

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All Kids / Medicaid Eligibility Reviews

June 22nd, 2016

Don’t miss your All Kids / Medicaid review letter! Each year, All Kids (Medicaid) eligibility is reviewed by Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to make sure you still qualify for your public health benefits. If any documentation is needed to review…

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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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