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Children's Services Directory
Provides information about the early intervention system, including access to a variety of public awareness/educational materials, and refers people to early intervention programs and service coordinators in their area. English and Spanish speaking counselors are available to answer calls.
Illinois Early Childhood Intervention Clearinghouse
Loans books, videos and other materials on early childhood development (in English and Spanish) free of charge. The Clearinghouse also publishes a quarterly newsletter called Early Intervention.
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
Represents child care providers in 16 service delivery areas (SDAs) throughout the state, providing training and services for child care centers and family child care programs. Each SDA has a team of inclusion leaders and/or local resources to help providers working with special needs children.
National Center for Latinos with Disabilities
Provides free information about disability issues in Spanish.
National Lekotek Center
Provides information about and resources for children with special needs, including loaning educational toys.
Illinois Assistive Technology Project
Provides information about adaptive equipment for all ages.
Illinois STAR NET (Support and Technical Assistance Regionally)
Regions I and III (309)298-1634 (800)227-7537
Region II (847)803-3565
Region IV (618)397-8930
Region V (773)535-8470
Region VI (708)342-5370
(See Regional Map Below)
Northwest Region I and Central Region III Macomb
- Jo Daviess
- Rock Island
Northern Region II Des Plaines
City of Chicago Region V
South Suburban/East Central Region VI Palos Heights
Southern Region IV Belleville
- St Clair
Provides training and technical assistance, including workshops, satellite distance education, consultation, fellowships and materials to early intervention and preschool staff and families of young children ages birth to 5 who have special needs.
Department of Human Services Early Intervention web site: EI Providers - EI Customers - About EI
To order Public Awareness materials call 1-800-851-6197.