Physical Special Healthcare Needs
Rockford Area Autism/Special Needs Training and Support Group Community Calendar
Local Shriners association providing screenings and connections to the Shriners Hospital of Chicago for children from birth-18 years of age with orthopedic, spinal cord injury, burn, and cleft lip/palate problems. No fees. M-F 10-4.
- 7910 Newburg Road
Rockford, IL 61108
- Phone: 815-332-2010
- Fax: 815-332-5923
UIC-Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC)
DSCC can help families arrange, coordinate and pay for a child’s specialized medical treatment when the child has an eligible medical condition and certain financial criteria are met. Any Illinois child from birth to age 21 may qualify for no-cost diagnostic services. Telemedicine consultations with UIC ear, nose, and throat physician available on specific clinic days. Call for more information. A child must have, or be suspected of having a treatable chronic condition in one of the following categories to be medically eligible for services: Orthopedic; Heart Defects; Hearing Loss; Neurological; Craniofacial or Cleft Palate Defects; Hemophilia; Cystic Fibrosis; Certain Metabolic Conditions; Eye Impairments; and Urinary System Impairments. No fees. M-F 8-4:30.
- 4302 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
- Phone: 815-987-7571
Toll Free 800-651-9319
- Fax: 815-987-7891
Rockford Memorial Hospital Department of Child Development and Behavior
Provides services to children with developmental and behavioral challenges including: medical diagnostic; NICU follow-up (RMH NICU graduates only); child psychology; and pediatric physical, occupational, developmental, speech, and aquatic therapy services. Medicaid accepted. Need referral from primary care physician. Not taking new patients for child psychology at this time. M-F 8-4:30.
- 2400 North Rockton Avenue
Rockford, IL 61103
- Phone: 815-971-4920 (child development services)
815-971-5022 (therapy services)
Swedish American Pediatric Therapy Services
Provides pediatric physical; occupational; aquatic; speech&language; and oral motor/feeding therapies. Medicaid accepted. Need referral from primary care physician. Open M-Th 8-5, F 8-12.
- 209 9th Street, Ste. 302
Rockford, IL 61104
- Phone: 815-489-4470
Center for Sight and Hearing
Offers evaluation and treatment of vision and hearing impairments for children and adults. Also offers communication assistive technology, interpretting services, instruction in Braille and sign language, and vocational assistance. Routine eye exams offered for children with special needs. Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance accepted. Audiology Clinic open M-F 8-4:30. Vision Clinic open M-Th 9-4:30. Emergency interpretting services available 24/7.
Also provides job search and on-the-job training for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or low vision. CSH has a Simple Solution store with assistive technology devices for sale. Staff can help with computer and typing skills and assist with scheduling sign language interpreters and captionists for interviews, job training, meetings, classes, and other appointments.
- 8038 MacIntosh Lane (street)
P.O. Box 5944 (mailing)
Rockford, IL 61107
- Phone: 815-332-6800, TTY: 815-332-6820
- Emergency interpretting service: 815-966-2058
- Fax: 815-332-6810
Milestone, Inc. Dental Clinic
Milestone Dental Clinic is available to children and adults with a diagnosis of developmental disability. Dental clinic open M-Th 8-6.
- 275 North Phelps (dental clinic)
Rockford, IL 61108
- Phone: 815-484-8678
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