The DSCC Olney Regional Office staff assist families and children that reside in the following Illinois counties:
Olney Regional Office staff are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Professional and Support staff work together as a team to provide care coordination for eligible children. Team members include Nurses, Social Workers, Speech and Hearing professionals and program consultant aides (PCA). A Regional Manager supervises the office team. The office is located at:
1102A S. West St.
If you have questions about any of our programs or would like information about available resources within the counties served, please contact us.
Regional Office staff are available at the following locations and times to meet with families, answer questions, take referrals, and offer assistance with any special health care needs:
2nd Wednesday of each month, 9 a.m. - 2:30 pm
4th Wednesday of each month
VISION USA offers children, adults and seniors in working families free eye care. To qualify for this service, individuals must be working or be part of a household with one member who is working at least part time, have no insurance that covers eye examinations, have an income below an established level based on household size, and not have had an eye exam in the past 24 months. (Some states have different eligibility requirements.)
You may register by calling toll-free (800) 766-4466, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Application forms are also available from VISION USA, 243 Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141 or on the AOA website at http://www.aoa.org.
DSCC is a sponsor of the Institute for Parents of Preschool Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. It is a six day event, beginning the second Sunday of June in Jacksonville at the Illinois School for the Deaf campus. Participants are infants and toddlers from birth to age 5 years who have a moderate to profound bilateral hearing loss and their parents. For further information and application forms, please contact your local Division of Specialized Care for Children at (800) 779-0889.
DSCC offers scholarship money to parents who attend in the amount of $50 per day.This money is mailed to the families after the Institute ends. The purpose of the money is to offset the costs of families having to miss work, pay for day care for other children, etc. A sibling program is available so a limited number of siblings under the age of 7 can attend. This is to make the Institute more accessible to families.
IDHS Division of Developmental Disabilities has launched a new website and a toll-free number, 1-888-DDPLANS to help individuals with developmental disabilities and their families get the information and support they need and to link them to the local Coordination agency in their area. Callers will have an option to be automatically connected to their local Coordination agency during normal business hours. Individuals and families must contact their local Coordination agency in order to complete the PUNS assessment for services.
A resource for Central Illinois is www.helpsource.org . This site contains resource information for Champaign, Douglas, Ford, Iroquois, Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt and Vermilion counties, as well as Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Dewitt, Edgar, Effingham, Livingston and Shelby counties.
Illinois Provider Directory for Children with Disabilities
The Brain Injury Association of Illinois (BIA of IL) is a not-for-profit, statewide membership organization comprised of people with brain injuries, family members, friends and professionals. BIA of IL is the serves individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, their families and professionals who treat them and is dedicated to providing information, advocacy, and support. http://www.biail.org.
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois is an organization providing information and support resources for people paralyzed by trauma and medical conditions, family members, and health care and related professionals that serve the SCI community.
If you're a Mom of a child with hearing loss, this is an opportunity to have a Moms' Night INN, sponsored by Illinois Hands and Voices. www.ilhandsandvoices.org.
The NOLL Dental Clinic in Springfield is now accepting patients with special needs, emphasizing children with developmental, physical and or/mental disabilities. Please call 217-588-7640 to make an appointment with Dr. Casie Burk Jones.
Links to County Health Departments are provided below:
To check out the new Food Pyramid put out by the United States Department of Agriculture, go to www.mypyramid.gov
Another useful website for children is www.yellowpagesforkids.com
ALL KIDS - Illinois' Health Insurance Program
ALL KIDS offers Illinois' uninsured children comprehensive, affordable health insurance. It covers doctor's visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, dental care, vision care and eyeglasses, regular check-ups and immunization shots. All Kids also covers special services like medical equipment, speech therapy and physical therapy for children who need them. KidCare and Medicaid are now part of All Kids. DSCC clients can obtain an All Kids application form from your local DSCC office. Assistance in completing the application is also available, upon request.
More information can be obtained by calling the All Kids Hotline toll-free at (866) 255-5437 or by visiting the All Kids webside at www.allkids.com.