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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    Camp Lions Session III "Deaf Week" in Central Illinois

    July 15, 2018

    Fun camp experience for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth. Camp Lions' mission is for the overall growth of the individual camper in self-confidence, knowledge, independence, leadership...

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    Lower-Sensory 3D Movie Experience at Brookfield Zoo

    July 15, 2018

    Lower sound and more lights during special 3D movie showings on Sundays in July. Brookfield Zoo is offering a lower-sensory showing of its 3D movies...

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    Camp Callahan Session 2 in West Central Illinois

    July 15, 2018

    Exciting, safe  summer camp experience for individuals with disabilities. Camp Callahan aims to serve youth with wide-ranging disabilities through a stimulating, liberating program in an environment...