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Family Advisory Council

Your voice is important to us!

We value our parents’ and participants’ feedback.

We’ve set up our Family Advisory Council (FAC) to make it easier for families to participate and share their input with us.

Our Family Advisory Council’s mission is to bring our families, staff and leadership together to promote the delivery of participant- and family-centered services.

The FAC connects families to resources and provides guidance to strengthen our teamwork, improve communication and empower families to have a voice in their child’s care.

Our Family Advisory Council consists of 22 family members from across the state and two Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) staff members.

The FAC meets four times a year. Two meetings per year are open to all Illinois families of children with special healthcare needs. You do not have to be a DSCC participant to attend these open forums.

Please check the schedule below for the next public meeting.  We will post meeting registration information once it is available.

If you would like more details on how you can participate in the Family Advisory Council, please email dsccfac@uic.edu.

We hope to hear from you!

FAC Meeting Schedule

  • Aug. 24, 2023, 9 to 11 a.m. (closed meeting)
  • Nov. 16, 2023, 9 to 11 a.m. (open forum)

FAC Meeting Minutes