HAPPY DANCE! Our HAPPY DANCE! class is designed for children with special needs and will celebrate the joy of movement and music. We’ll use imaginative themes and props to engage our dancers’ attention. We’ll focus on motor skills like jumping, ... read more
New Growth Charts for Children with Down Syndrome Children with Down syndrome grow differently from other children. However, advances in medical care, access to care, and improved life expectancy suggest that contemporary growth patterns may have improved... read more
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.