By Colleen We all know words are powerful things. My start to being a parent was strongly affected by the words, “Your daughter has Down syndrome.” When Annie was born and diagnosed with Down syndrome, my world felt as though it had been flipped upsid... read more
Dennis McGuire, PhD Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge, Illinois This paper was originally delivered as a plenary address at the conference in Chicago in July of 2005, co-sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society and... read more
The IRS recently published their proposed rules for ABLE Accounts to guide states as they implement the ABLE law on the state level. The IRS will be holding a public hearing on their proposal. For more information, click here.
The U.S. Department of Education announced a new round of Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) grants. The deadline for applying is August 10, 2015. For more information, click here
See local rhythmic gymnast Regan on the news for her participation in the State Games in Normal, Illinois earlier this month: watch interview
Design for America DFA is a national network of college students using design to create local and social impact. We are bringing together 80 students from 29 universities to design for: Enhancing the lives of those affected by Down Syndrome We are seeki... read more
The ABLE Act was introduced in the US Senate and US House of Representatives on Feb. 13, 2013. On December 3, 2014, the ABLE Act passed in the US House of Representatives (404-17). Two weeks later, on December 16, the US Senate voted to pass the ABLE Act ... read more