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.

The reassurance you gave me that (my Care Coordinator) was here and he understood and if I needed anything, I could just call or come to the office and it was OK. There was nothing we couldn’t handle.
— Trooper's mom, Brandy Santiago

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  • Parent Support Group and Webinar Series

    January 19, 2022

    Join this free support group, a partnership between the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) and UIC’s Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related...

  • Webinar - "What Families Need to Know About Care Coordination for Your Child With Special Needs"

    January 19, 2022

      A free, lunchtime webinar for caregivers and families to learn more about the Division of Specialized Care for Children's services and support The Arc...

  • Webinar - "Everything You Want to Know About EI/Early Childhood Transition (Just Maybe Haven’t Asked)"

    January 19, 2022

      A free webinar for parents and guardians who have children in Early Intervention (EI) who will turn 3 and transition to Early Childhood services...