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.

(DSCC Care Coordinators and staff) were a shoulder to lean on. They showed that they genuinely cared about my well-being as I was growing up and through school. They really showed a lot of love and support for all of the hard things that we were going through."
— Former participant Zayd Jawad

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Events

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    "Stay in School Picnic" in Chicago

    August 24, 2019

    25th annual Stay in School Picnic to encourage youth to stay in school and to offer support for a successful school year. This neighborhood/family-friendly event will...

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    Wheelchair Basketball at Synergy Adaptive Athletics

    August 24, 2019

    Free event for youth with physical disabilities ages 6 through high school. Synergy Adaptive Athletics is hosting an event for youth to try wheelchair basketball...

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    Autism Awareness Day at Six Flags St. Louis

    August 24, 2019

    The amusement park will create a sensory-friendly environment for guests with autism. Six Flags St. Louis, eSpecial Needs and Autism Speaks St. Louis are hosting Autism...