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Autism Webinar Series

April 8th, 2019

Learn from experts in the field about assistive technology, post-transition, behavior planning and early detection and intervention. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute on Disability and Human Development and The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP)…

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Sensory-Friendly Bunny Visits

March 27th, 2019

Free Easter Bunny visits for people of all ages and abilities. Individuals with special needs and their families are invited to sensory-friendly Easter Bunny photo sessions scheduled throughout Illinois. Autism Speaks is partnering with Cherry Hill…

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Focus Group: Share Your Insight About Early Intervention

March 15th, 2019

Families of young children with disabilities are invited to participate. The Early Intervention Clearinghouse (EIC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is conducting focus groups with families of young children with disabilities. The purpose is…

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DSCC Teamwork Helps Infant Heart Patient

February 22nd, 2019

DSCC staff provide an air conditioner to family of baby boy recovering from heart surgery in triple-digit temperatures. Families enrolled with the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) know their care coordination team…

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DSCC Participant Promotes Illinois Miss Amazing

February 11th, 2019

2018 Illinois Miss Amazing Junior Teen Queen Izzy Gonzalez encourages others to share their talents and creativity. Fifteen-year-old Izzy Gonzalez didn’t know what to expect when she decided to take part in her first Illinois…

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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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