Welcome to Our Welcome Basket and Referral Program

Congratulations!
Refer a New Family to NADS

basket-aloneAll expectant or new parents are eligible to receive services through our Parent Support Program.  Any hospital in the greater Chicago area can refer a new family to us by using our online referral form below calling 630-325-9112.  Parents in the participating hospitals listed below can also receive a welcome basket and can also be

How NADS will help:

  1. Deliver a basket of gifts and information for the family at the hospital
  2. Connection to a trained parent support mentor with the family at the hospital or later, when the time is right for them
  3. Offer connections and referrals in the area and through NADS
  4. A free 1 Year Membership to NADS

Each basket will include:

  • Several books about Down syndrome
  • Items for the baby and for the family
  • Information from NADS and other local Down syndrome organizations

Availability

Baskets are currently available through the following Illinois hospitals in the greater Chicago area. Requests for parent support can be made from anywhere.

 Chicago:

  • Presence Resurrection Medical Center (Chicago, IL)

Northern Suburbs:

  • Advocate Condell Hospital (Libertyville, IL)
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (Barrington, IL)
  • Centegra Hospital-McHenry (McHenry, IL)
  • Centegra Hospital-Huntley (Huntley, IL)
  • Evanston Hospital (Evanston, IL)
  • Highland Park Hospital (Highland Park, IL)
  • Lake Forest Hospital (Lake Forest, IL)
  • Vista Hospital (Waukegan, IL)

Northwestern/Western Suburbs: 

  • Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, IL)
  • Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale (Hinsdale, IL)
  • Adventist Medical Center La Grange (La Grange, IL)
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, IL)
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital (Elgin, IL)
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center (Elk Grove Village, IL)
  • Edward Hospital (Naperville, IL)
  • Elmhurst Hospital (Elmhurst, IL)
  • Northwest Community Hospital (Arlington Heights, IL)
  • Northwestern Medicine-Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, IL)
  • Northwestern Medicine-Delnor Hospital (Geneva, IL)
  • Northwestern Medicine-Valley West Hospital (Sandwich, IL)
  • Presence Mercy Medical Center (Aurora, IL)
  • Rush Copley Medical Center (Aurora, IL)
  • St. Alexius Medical Center (Hoffman Estates, IL)

This program is expanding, and we will be continuing to add hospitals to this list, so please check back later if you do not find your hospital listed.

Refer a new family to NADS

Medical practitioners, family members, or friends of the family may use this form to place a referral.  You must first get permission from the parents to provide this information, and you will be contacted for confirmation before a request is fulfilled. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at 630-325-9112 or babybasket@nads.org.

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