We have developed an online library of information and materials for families and children with special health care needs. Some of these materials are specific for families and children served by DSCC programs, while others are general materials that may be of interest to any family or child with special health needs. Materials on this page are listed alphabetically.
We hope you find this information helpful. If you have suggestions or comments about the materials provided here, please use our Contact Us page to communicate with us and help us make this a beneficial resource.
If you are interested in applying for either the DSCC Core Program or the Home Care Program, you can print the following application forms and mail them to the DSCC office in your area. Use the Find an Office link on our web site to locate the office in your area. More information about each of these programs is available from our Home page.
You can fill-in and print completed
forms from our web site, print blank forms and complete them manually,
or contact a DSCC Regional Office to receive them by regular mail. The
Adobe Reader, available free from the Adobe
web site, is needed to view and print these PDF files.
You can also call your nearest DSCC office and request application forms. You will be asked to provide financial and health care information about your child and family. These forms are needed to begin the application process.
These brochures are available in PDF format - you will need the Adobe Reader to view and print the document. The Reader is available free from the Adobe web site.
Our family newsletter, Special Addition, is published twice a year (in both English and Spanish) and provides national and state information for families of children and youth with special health care needs in Illinois. Mr. Bob Cook, our Family Liaison Specialist, serves as the editor of this newsletter. Please visit our Family Newsletter page and find out more about the important issues being addressed in the newsletter.
Guide for Special Education Law
A statewide resource for locating pediatric health care providers in Illinois and the surrounding border states is now available online. Families can use the directory search features to locate providers by the type of specialty needed, by the type of health care services needed, or by the city or county where they want to obtain care.
Providers listed in the directory include pediatricians, family physicians, pediatric specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, audiologist, pediatric dentists and others. To locate specialty providers in your area, visit the Provider Directory for children with disabilities.
Another valuable resource provided by the National Library of Medicine is MEDLINE plus. MEDLINEplus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MEDLINEplus brings together, by health topic, authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government, non-profit and other health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MEDLINEplus and offer easy access to the medical research literature. This resource also provides you with a database of full-text drug information and an illustrated medical encyclopedia.
Here is a list of frequently asked
questions about DSCC programs and services. Please feel free to contact
us by using our Contact Us web page or sending us an email message should
the information you need not be listed. Our e-mail address is: email@example.com
last modified: 27 January 2010