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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  • Webinar - "The Other Child: Providing Support to Siblings of Children with Disabilities"

    May 11, 2021

      Free presentation for family members and those who work with young siblings of children with disabilities. Illinois STAR NET is hosting the webinar, "The...

  • Virtual Webinar Series - "Planning for the Future for Children and Adults With Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities"

    May 11, 2021

      A half-day presentation for families and professionals focused on government benefits and special needs estate and future planning. The Arc of Illinois is hosting...

  • Virtual Workshop - "Technology and Tools to Support Communication in Children with Disabilities" in Spanish

    May 12, 2021

      Free virtual opportunity for Spanish-speaking families The Autism Program of Illinois and the University of Illinois Chicago's Department of Disability and Human Development are...