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  • Cerebral Palsy Research Network

    The Cerebral Palsy Research Network aims to optimize the lifelong health and wellness of people with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families through high-quality research, education and community programming.

    The Cerebral Palsy Research Network website includes educational resources for the entire CP community to inform healthcare decisions, including a CP tool kit and a well-being guide for parents and caregivers.

  • Cerebral Palsy in Children

    Children with cerebral palsy have trouble controlling their movement. The condition is the most common disability that affects a child’s motor control.

    Cerebral palsy usually is caused by a brain injury or abnormal brain development before birth or early in life. Genetic causes, although less common, can also play a role.

    Healthy Children, the official parenting website of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides an overview of what families need to know about cerebral palsy and how to help children who have it reach their full potential.

  • C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation

    C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation (C.E.F.S.) is a non-profit that serves residents in the Illinois counties of Christian, Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby.

    C.E.F.S. aims to help economically and socially disadvantaged people become more self-sufficient. Its  support and services include:

    • Summer youth program and college scholarships
    • Housing programs
    • Employment and training services
    • Education services
    • Food and utility assistance

    Visit the C.E.F.S. website for more information.

  • Illinois Attorney General Health Care Brochure

    The Illinois Attorney General Health Care Bureau has a toll-free helpline that allows consumers to ask questions, file complaints or request assistance. Health Care Bureau attorneys conduct investigations and file lawsuits to enforce consumer protection laws. This brochure provides information on how their staff members can assist consumers in many areas, including:

    • Denial of coverage or treatment
    • Concerns about healthcare providers
    • Billing disputes and recovering unfair out-of-pocket expenses
    • Navigating the health insurance appeals process
    • Understanding your health care rights and consumer protection laws
    • Correcting health plan or provider errors

    Illinois Attorney General Health Care Brochure in English

    Illinois Attorney General Health Care Brochure in Spanish

  • Family Caregiver Alliance

    The Family Caregiver Alliance’s mission is to improve the quality of the life for family caregivers and the people who receive their care,

    The Family Caregiver Alliance website provides in-depth information and tips on a variety of caregiving topics, including legal and financial planning, advanced illness and end of life, self-care and more.

  • Illinois Department of Insurance Brochure

    The Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) protects consumers and ensures that all entities regulated by IDOI are in compliance with state and federal laws. IDOI also investigates complaints relating to insurance agents and brokers. IDOI provides Illinois consumers:

    • Information and education about their rights under state and federal laws
    • Assistance regarding health, auto, homeowners and life insurance issues

    Department of Insurance Brochure in English

    Department of Insurance Brochure in Spanish

  • DSCC’s Adolescence Changing Roles Tip Sheet

    Adolescence is a time of change for the whole family. The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) created this tip sheet to help youth with special healthcare needs and their families support healthy mental, emotional and behavioral (MEB) development, and find ways to cope during this time of change.

    Adolescence Changing Roles tip sheet in English

    Adolescence Changing Roles tip sheet in Spanish (Coming soon)