UIC Child & Family Development Center

FROM THE Special Needs

CFDC is a licensed provider of early intervention services in Illinois' Part C system. The early intervention program provides individual therapy (OT, PT, speech, feeding/swallowing, developmental therapies) and transition support services to eligible infants/toddlers in home, community and childcare settings. Individualized counseling (social work) support services to the child's caregivers. CFDC's Bright Beginnings early education program meets a local need for an inclusive playgroup in Chicago's South-and West-Side neighborhoods. Playgroup sessions are open to all families with children between 15 and 36 months of age,and operate on a fee-for-service basis several mornings per week. CFDC's licensed clinical staff also provides additional individual therapy to children 0-5 with speech, motor, feeding,and socio-emotional needs whose insurance plans cover such services. The staff will coordinate care with other medical, educational and social service providers serving the child or family.