The DSCC Rockford Regional Office staff assist families and children that reside in the following Illinois counties:
Rockford 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, Hearing and Education professionals and program consultant aides (PCA). A Regional Manager supervises the office team. The office is located at:
State Regional Office Building
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:
3rd Thursday of each month,
1st Wednesday of each month,
2nd Thursday of each month,
4th Thursday of each month
Did you know the Rockford Regional Office has staff that speak Spanish?
¿Usted sabía que la oficina regional de Rockford tiene personal que habla español?
Did you know that the Rockford Regional Office has staff that know sign language?
UIC-DSCC Telemedicine Hearing Services in Rockford and Northern Illinois.
To schedule your child's appointment please call the UIC-DSCC Rockford Regional Office at 815-987-7571 or 800-651-9319. Next clinic date is: (PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE FOR FUTURE DATES). Appointments start at 1:30pm. Please bring your insurance and/or All Kids/Medicaid information to your appointment.
Did you know that the Rockford Regional Office has a monthly Support Group for parents of Children with special health care needs?
When: March 15, 2013
There is no charge for attending and the group is open to the public.
This month our speaker will be Parul Arora, RN, Diabetes Project Manager from HealthMatters 4Kids. Her presentation is entitled, “Today Counts: for healthy tomorrows.” This training will provide you with the information to be able to support and improve the health outcomes of children with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to eat smart, move more, and stress less.
Registration is required for this presentation, and a minimum of 15 people need to be registered for this training to take place.
(please contact Shannon Jones or Amy Cunningham for future dates at 815-987-7571 or 800-651-9319)
FUTURE MEETINGS: Please call for future dates and topics
FUTURE MEETINGS: Please call for future dates and topics
Chicago Hearing Society Website: http://www.chicagohearingsociety.org
They provide Interpreter Services and other services for deaf and hearing impaired.
Equip For Equality Website: http://www.equipforequality.org
Offers Service to families with children with disabilities, most at no cost:
• Legal Services
• Resources and Support
• Understand SSI Benefits
• School and Job
Special Recreation Association of
(SRACLC) Website: http://www.sraclc.org
Provides recreation programs/summer camp and services to families with children with special needs and disabilities.
Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives is a project of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities. The project is aimed at helping people live the lives they want to live, with the support of family, friends, community and public resources. What is a microboard/cooperative? http://www.iambc.org/
Illinois Keeps Warm
Governor Pat Quinn launched keepwarm.illinois.gov to help residents battle winter weather. Keep Warm Illinois offers information on programs and services offered by the state that assist homes and businesses in their efforts to stay warm efficiently and cleanly. Programs include the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP). Visit keepwarm.illinois.gov for more information.
LIHEAP sites: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Safelink Wireless is a government assisted program that help families obtain a cell phone. They provide 1 cell phone per household. Families must apply online. Website: http://reachoutwireless.com
Through SafeLink Wireless’ Lifeline Service you can receive:
A FREE SafeLink Wireless phone
Qualifying in Illinois -You qualify for Lifeline Service in your area if...
You already participate in one of the following assistance programs:
Applying in Illinois: Applying for SafeLink Wireless Service in your area is quick and easy, and by using this site you can be approved in less than ten minutes. To apply, just follow these steps:
Fill out the application on this website: reachoutwireless.com. FREE Child Car Seat Safety Checks (by appointment only) Certified car seat technicians will check car seats in parents’ vehicles and provide education about correct installation and the proper way to place child in seat. Call 815-227-2323 to make a reservation and for location.
FREE Child Car Seat Safety Checks (by appointment only) Certified car seat technicians will check car seats in parents’ vehicles and provide education about correct installation and the proper way to place child in seat. Call 815-227-2323 to make a reservation and for location.
DeKalb County Health Department
Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL)
Rockford Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Center
Local Interagency Intervention Council (LIC)
Free LIMITED Care for the Uninsured. Rockford Health Physicians is partnering with
The Maternal and Child Health Library released a new edition of the knowledge path, Autism Spectrum Disorders. The knowledge path points to current resources about screening for autism spectrum disorders, diagnosis, treatment and intervention, communication, education, vocational challenges, and impact on family life.
DeKamore Dental www.dekamoredental.com
DeKamore Dental accepts most dental insurance plans, including Medicaid/ (Bi-lingual Staff, Se Habla Espanol)
American Academy of Pediatrics
DeKalb Prekindergarten Program
You can apply for all kids at this link: All Kids or contact your local Healthcare and Family Services or Human Services office.
Illinois Provider Directory for Children with Disabilities
Looking for various resources from A-Z? Visit the United Way website: www.unitedwayrrv.org