Family News

Family Matters Newsletter (Spring)


Click here to read the Family Matters Newsletter for Summer 2014...a lot of good information.

From our friends at The Arc's Family to Family Health Information


Updated Community Services Locator from the MCH Library The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Library at Georgetown University has released a new edition of the Community Services Locator, an online directory for finding available child care and early childhood education programs, developmental assessment and learning services, family support, financial support, and health and wellness care. Click here.

New Guidelines


Confused about the news about child car seats? A good site to get a handle on this is Healthy Children of the American Academy of Pediatricians. Click here to get connected Car Safety Seats: A Guide for Families 2014.

Including Samuel DVD


Including Samuel is one of those 'dream come true' stories, that happens to be recorded in a documentary. Click here to learn more about the use of this public awareness tool.

Consumer Stipend Funds


The Arc of Illinois, through a grant from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, administers the Consumer Involvement Program and distributes consumer stipend funds to enable people with developmental disabilities and their family members to attend conferences of their choice that are directly related to developmental disability issues.