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Parent Support Group and Webinar Series Open to All DSCC Families

January 14th, 2022

Three hands stacked on top of each other with the text "Parent to Parent Support"

DSCC partners with IL LEND to offer an online space for connection and education for parents and caregivers of DSCC participants

A new support group and educational webinar series provides an online space for parents and caregivers to access educational workshops and share concerns, resources and strategies.

The series is open to all parents and caregivers of children enrolled with the University of Illinois Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC).

It’s the result of a partnership between DSCC and UIC’s Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities Program (IL LEND).

There is no cost for families to participate.

The group will meet via Zoom on the third Wednesday of the month through April.

Workshops topics may include:

  • Respite care
  • Feeding
  • Ventilator maintenance/cleaning
  • Transportation
  • Navigating relationships with staff

The support group schedule is for the following dates from 7 to 8 p.m.:

  • Jan. 19
  • Feb. 16
  • March 16
  • April 20

The topic for the Jan. 19 session is “Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

The details and registration information for the next meeting are below:

  • WHAT: Parent support group and educational workshop series for parents/caregivers of children and youth enrolled in DSCC’s programs
  • WHEN: Jan. 19, 7 to 8 p.m.
  • TOPIC: Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic (Note: the discussion portion of the support group will include a facilitator for Spanish-speaking families.)
  • WHERE: Virtual via Zoom
  • Registration link:

Visit the parent support group’s website or click on the support group flyer for more details about the series and individual meetings.

We’ll also post details about upcoming meetings in the Events section of our website.

If you have questions about the series or an individual meeting, please fill out the Contact Us section of the support group website.