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Chicago Resources

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  • Fresh Start Caring for Kids

    Provides reconstructive surgery at no cost to families of children who are uninsured, underinsured, denied procedures as cosmetic or the deductible would be a financial hardship to the family.  Surgery weekends are held three times a year at Comer Children’s Hospital.

  • Special Recreation Associations in Illinois

    The Special Recreation Associations Network of Illinois (SRANI) is a network of therapeutic recreation agencies. Special Recreation Associations provide community-based special recreation services to children and adults with disabilities.


  • Premier Kids: Primary Care at La Rabida Children’s Hospital

    Premier Kids is a medical home program for children birth to age 6 with special needs. It provides primary care services for children with medically complex conditions and/or developmental delays. To make an appointment, call (733) 256-5700



    Provides care coordination for Cook County residents who have Medicaid insurance and have asthma, diabetes, sickle cell disease, or prematurity. Access learning modules on each specific medical issue.


    Illinois STARNET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STARNET supports family-centered, researched, and effective practices in early childhood education and care.

  • Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center

    Assists families and youths in crisis. Services focus on housing, relationships, homeless youth, youth needing family intervention, and counseling.

  • Illinois Benefits Planning Projects City of Chicago

    Works with the City of Chicago’s Mayoral office for citizens with disabilities to develop programs to match peer groups of children with appropriate social, recreational, and educational programs.

    (312) 746-5743

  • Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

    As a part of the UIC Department of Disability and Human Development, this clinic provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities.