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

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DSCC Helps 4-Year-Old Come Home

January 11th, 2019

Great teamwork helped Phalynn Graham celebrate her first Christmas outside the hospital. Christmas 2018 was an unforgettable celebration for Phalynn Graham and her family. It was the first holiday that the 4-year-old was able to spend at home,…

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Free Financial Literacy Workshops in Springfield

January 10th, 2019

Adults and youth ages 14 and older can learn from area banking professionals. Managing money is an important skill to help us reach our goals and dreams. The Sangamon County Department of Community Resources is hosting free financial…

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DSCC Cares About Caregivers

December 18th, 2018

DSCC staff join forces to honor caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month. Staff at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) understand that caring for a child with special needs is…

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Reel Movies for Real Needs

December 10th, 2018

Marcus Theatres’ offers sensory-friendly showings for families with special needs. Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Real Needs is a specially designed program to serve families with special needs who seldom attend movies. It provides a welcoming…

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DSCC 2019 Calendar Contest Winners Announced

November 29th, 2018

New promotional calendar features artwork from 15 young artists from across the state. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is excited to announce the winners of our 2019…

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Sensory-Friendly Santa Stops from Autism Speaks

November 27th, 2018

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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