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DSCC Staffing Interruption Update for Families

September 16th, 2020

Note: This post was updated on Sept. 24, 2020 All staff have returned to work at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC). The  University has reached an agreement…

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Remote Learning Tips and Tools for Families

September 10th, 2020

Resources to help support children and youth of all abilities. This year’s return to school is a partial or completely virtual experience for many Illinois students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Parents and caregivers must navigate how to…

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Home Care Families: Share Your PPE Concerns

September 3rd, 2020

DSCC provides dedicated email address for families to submit concerns about personal protective equipment The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) team is working hard to make sure our…

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Important Updates for Home Care Families

August 12th, 2020

DSCC is partnering with HFS to focus on families’ concerns and find solutions to pandemic-related challenges. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) takes pride in our partnership with…

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Updated Council Seeks Parent Input

August 6th, 2020

DSCC’s updated Family Advisory Council makes it easier for families to take part and share feedback. Feedback from our parents and participants is important to us at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of…

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Virtual Summer Camp Opportunities

June 11th, 2020

Programs for all ages, abilities and needs Summer 2020 is anything but typical due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many summer camps remain closed for in-person activities, some are offering virtual opportunities to keep children and…

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Program Provides Free, Healthy Meals for School Children

June 1st, 2020

The Summer Food Service Program is open to Illinois children ages 18 and under to fill the summer nutritional gap. Many Illinois families depend on their children’s schools to provide regular, nutritious meals throughout the school year. The financial…

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