October is DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH …a chance to celebrate people with Down Syndrome and shine the spotlight on their incredible abilities and accomplishments. To pay tribute to this wonderful cause and honor my incredible son, Emmett, Art + Sci... read more
ATTENTION DOWN SYNDROME ADVOCATES We need your help to increase the membership of the newly-formed Congressional Task Force on Down Syndrome! The Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus co-chairs Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Congresswoman Cathy McMorri... read more
On July 27, Governor Rauner approved the Down Syndrome Information and Awareness Act (HB3158). It is now Public Act 099-0142 and will go into effect January 1, 2016. To view the history of the legislation, click here. To view the text of the new law... read more
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is developing a new medical care center for adults in Denver, CO. and is requesting input from adult self-advocates and their families through a 15 minute survey about the medical needs and lifestyles of adults with... read more
Members of the Chicagoland D.A.D.S. group were recently interviewed for an article in the Daily Herald. See the article here. For more information about Chicagoland D.A.D.S., click here.
The ABLE National Resource Center has constructed an informal survey to gather a better understanding of the level of enthusiasm behind creating ABLE accounts and how potential beneficiaries may utilize these accounts for purposes of maintaining and incre... read more
HB 3158, the Down Syndrome Information and Awareness Act, was passed by both houses of the Illinois General Assembly on 05/26/2015. It was sent to Governor Rauner on 06/24/2015 and is awaiting his signature to be enacted into law. For more informatio... read more