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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    Breakfast with Mr. & Mrs. Deaf Santa Claus in Chicago

    December 16, 2018

    Open to youth 12 and under with all types of hearing loss and children of deaf or hard-of-hearing parents. The Chicago Park District presents Breakfast with...

  • Webinar: Knowing and Navigating Your Rights as the CPS Parent/Guardian of a Student with a Disability

    December 19, 2018

      The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is presenting a live webinar for parents/guardians of students with disabilities.  The webinar will air on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 5...

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    2018 Special Needs Holiday Celebration in Aurora

    December 23, 2018

    Annual Autism Family Foundation celebration. The Autism Family Foundation's seventh annual Special Needs Holiday Celebration includes a visit with Santa, crafts and refreshments on Dec. 23....