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

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Makenzie Hardesty smiles while wearing her high school graduation gown

DSCC Participant Beats the Odds to Graduate

August 2nd, 2019

Makenzie Hardesty continues to thrive while living with a rare terminal disease. Like many mothers on graduation day, Andrea Lancaster cried tears of joy as she watched her daughter Makenzie Hardesty receive her high school…

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Artwork Needed for DSCC Greeting Card Contest

July 3rd, 2019

Original drawings will be featured in DSCC’s new collection of greeting cards. Calling Illinois artists of all ages! The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is seeking artwork for…

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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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Molly Hofmann

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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