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Santa Making Sensory-Friendly Stops Statewide

November 23rd, 2021

Free Santa visits for children with autism and other special needs Are you ready for some Santa magic? Autism Speaks has partnered with Cherry Hill Programs to provide sensory-friendly Santa experiences nationwide. In Illinois, Santa…

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Tell Us About Your Home Nursing Experience

October 5th, 2021

A brief survey for Home Care Program families will help us improve service and support Attention all families in the Home Care Program! We want to know how well your family’s nursing agency is meeting…

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DSCC Mom Helps Create Nonprofit for NICU Families

September 30th, 2021

Jessica Wolff teamed up with her therapist friend to create The Nest Postpartum to provide resources for NICU families at Carle Hospital As the mother of twin daughters born extremely premature, Jessica Wolff is intimately…

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Public Comment for Proposed MFTD Waiver Amendments

September 3rd, 2021

Families have until Oct. 2 to provide feedback on several updates to the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for children who are medically fragile and technology-dependent The state invites families to provide feedback on several…

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