We’re here to help.

We partner with Illinois families and communities to help children and youth with special healthcare needs connect to services and resources.

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Who we help.

We serve thousands of families in all counties across the State of Illinois.

To have an organization that... (makes) the family’s job, even though it’s a difficult one, run more smoothly, that’s what Specialized Care for Children really does.
— Gordon Jones

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    Pediatric Special Needs Clinic in Rockford

    January 24, 2018

    New monthly clinic for all children with a special needs diagnosis. Mercyhealth Hospital -Rockton Avenue is starting a monthly pediatric special needs clinic. The first clinic starts on...

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    People in Need Forum in Crystal Lake

    January 27, 2018

    Free forum on resources to meet community needs. The People in Need Forum is scheduled for Jan. 27 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at...

  • "Family Engagement: Focus on Bridging Home and School" Webinar

    February 8, 2018

      Parents, educators and other professionals are invited to learn how to bridge the gap between home and school. This free, introductory webinar from STARnet Regions I and...