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Find out about news and events for children with special health care needs.

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Autism Speaks Provides Sensory-Friendly Santa Experiences

November 19th, 2019

Free Santa Experiences welcome children of all ages and abilities! Autism Speaks is once again partnering with Cherry Hill Programs this holiday season to provide free, sensory-friendly Santa Experiences for families across the country. All families of children…

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Move to Managed Care Extended

October 16th, 2019

New Feb. 1 deadline gives affected DSCC participants more time to research and select a Medicaid managed care plan. HealthChoice Illinois is the new Medicaid managed care program that is now required statewide. The Illinois…

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Portion of DSCC Families to Move to Managed Care

September 16th, 2019

NOTE: The timeline for the Medicaid managed care transition has been extended. Read more at https://dscc.uic.edu/move-to-managed-care-extended/. The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has expanded its Medicaid managed care program. Managed care is…

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Low-Cost Internet Program Expands Eligibility

September 6th, 2019

More low-income households, including those with people with disabilities, are now eligible for Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. Comcast is expanding eligibility for its Internet Essentials program, giving more low-income households the opportunity to receive low-cost…

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