Who We Are

Smiling happy child with her parents

To put it simply, the Division of Specialized Care for Children provides free care coordination for families of children with special healthcare needs in Illinois.

But there are also many other ways to tell the story of who we are as a division of the University of Illinois Chicago. We are shaped by our 80-year history and by the current news and happenings that take place each day. And more than anything, we are a diverse group of people that includes not just those on our staff, Medical Advisory Board and our Family Advisory Council, but also each and every family we work with across the state of Illinois. 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 80-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 happenings, stories and events.