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Webinar: “Partner, Help, Connect: How DSCC Supports Youth with Special Healthcare Needs and Their Families”


Tuesday, February 12, 2019    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The Arc of Illinois’ lunchtime webinar will explain DSCC’s mission and care coordination.

The Arc of Illinois is hosting a lunchtime webinar featuring the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) at noon on Feb. 12.

Presenters for this webinar include:

  • Thomas Jerkovitz, Executive Director, has led DSCC since 2009. He has a distinguished career in healthcare administration within the state of Illinois and in the private healthcare industry.
  • Molly Hofmann, APRN, MSN, PCNS-BC, Associate Director of Care Coordination, oversees the administration for the development and implementation of all care coordination operations, policies and procedures for the Core and Home Care programs.
  • Darcy Contri, RN, BSN, MPH, Title V Program Transition Specialist, has provided support for transition-age youth and their families since 1998.

DSCC is a statewide program that serves children and youth with special healthcare needs and their families. DSCC staff help families find the specialty care and resources they need for their child to reach their full potential.

We draw on the relationships and expertise our staff has built since 1937 to address a child’s medical, social, behavioral, educational and financial needs. We do this through a process called care coordination, which aims to meet the needs of the child and family as a whole. This support helps families feel more confident and organized in their child’s care and become well-prepared for the transition to adulthood.

The webinar will discuss DSCC’s eligibility requirements and examples of how our care coordination can benefit families.

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