Who We Are

Smiling happy child with her parents

The Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) provides free care coordination for families of children and youth with special healthcare needs in Illinois.

But there are also many other ways to tell our story as a division of the University of Illinois Chicago.

Throughout our 85-year history, we’ve adapted and evolved to meet the changing needs of the families we serve.

We continually build partnerships and develop best practices for youth with special healthcare needs and their families. We are also a diverse team of professionals from various healthcare and human service backgrounds. We use this expertise and knowledge to support families and connect them with the right services and resources.

We hope you’ll get to know us and that we can get to know you!

  • About Us
    What we do and why we do it.
  • History
    An overview of our 85-year history helping children with special needs.
  • Annual Report
    An overview of programs and our outreach, educational opportunities and collaborations.
  • News and Events
    Stay up-to-date on stories and events of interest for children and youth with special healthcare needs and their families.
  • The Family Voice
    More details about our partnership with families, powerful family stories and how we gather family feedback, including through our family surveys and Family Advisory Council.