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Free, Healthy Summer Meals for Kids

June 17th, 2019

The Summer Food Service Program is open to Illinois children ages 18 and under to fill the nutritional gap during summer. School may be out for summer, but hunger knows no break. Many Illinois families depend on their children’s…

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DSCC “Angel” Helps Teen’s Wish Come True

June 7th, 2019

Division of Specialized Care for Children participant Trenten Jankuski has a special vacation and accessible home, thanks to Care Coordinator Angel Lawrence’s efforts. Angel Lawrence is a Care Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s…

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DSCC Associate Director Earns Nursing Honor

June 4th, 2019

Molly Hofmann has been named an Emerging Nurse Leader in Illinois. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is pleased to announce that our Associate Director Molly Hofmann is one of the 40…

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Special Needs Summer Camps 2019

May 1st, 2019

Day and overnight summer camp opportunities for all ages and abilities throughout Illinois. Summer is fast-approaching, along with a long break from school. We’re here to help you find the right activities and programs to…

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Autism Webinar Series

April 8th, 2019

Learn from experts in the field about assistive technology, post-transition, behavior planning and early detection and intervention. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute on Disability and Human Development and The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP)…

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Sensory-Friendly Bunny Visits

March 27th, 2019

Free Easter Bunny visits for people of all ages and abilities. Individuals with special needs and their families are invited to sensory-friendly Easter Bunny photo sessions scheduled throughout Illinois. Autism Speaks is partnering with Cherry Hill…

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