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“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.”
FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Local Support Groups

CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA

Special Ed Advocacy Center [SEAC]

2118 Plum Grove Road, PMB #274
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone (847) 736-8286
Fax (847) 397-7011
email: seac@specialedadvocacycenter.org
www.specialedadvocacycenter.org

Chicago: Gigi’s Playouse www.gigisplayhouse.org/chicago; 773-583-PLAY

LAKE/McHENRY COUNTY

Down Syndrome
Development Council

www.theddc.org

Patrick Collins
(847) 265-8482
rjohncol@comcast.net

Hispanic
Belinda Hidalgo
(847) 838-4398

GIGI’s Playhouse McHenry

5404 West Elm St #A
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-7529
www.gigisplayhouse.org

Family Ideas Network for Down Syndrome

P.O. Box 1441
Crystal Lake, IL 60039-1441
(815) 444-8672
Michael Fisher, President
onepercent2@gmail.com

NORTHWEST SUBURBS

UPS for DOWNS

www.upsfordowns.org

MaryLynn Cassata
Marylynn624@yahoo.com
847-895-2100 office
847-927-8906 cell

Polish
Krystyna Dabrowski
847-962-4820

Hispanic
Blanco & Carlos Santillan
847-963-1320

New Mother New Baby

Jill Rabin
Jillrabin2@yahoo.com
773-720-3051

For socializing and networking. Group is held at New Mother New Baby, Northbrook once a month, from 3:30 to 5. It's $5 per family. The entire family is welcome to attend!

Gigi’s Playhouse-Hoffman Estates:

www.gigisplayhouse.org/hoffmanestates
847-885-PLAY

McHenry County: Gigi’s Playhouse

www.gigisplayhouse.org/mchenry
815-385-PLAY

 

CHICAGO

D.A.D.S.
[Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome]
Tom Delaney
(773) 255-1416
tdnd91@yahoo.com

North Side
Donna McSheridan
(773) 237-0973

Sherry Coleman
ssscoleman@comcast.net

SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN

Down Syndrome Support

www.dssupport.net
contact: info@dssupport.net

Down in the Southland

Juliette De Nova
(708) 614-6118
www.downinthesouthland.org
info@downinthesouthland.org

Oak Forest: Gigi’s Playhouse

www.gigisplayhouse.org/oakforest; 708-597-PLAY

FOX VALLEY AREA

Carrie Holman
(630) 208-5075
genevacheese@sbcglobal.net

Fox Valley: Gigi’s Playhouse

www.gigisplayhouse.org/foxvalley
630-778-PLAY

NORTHWEST INDIANA

Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana

(219) 838-3656

ROCKFORD AREA

Patti Hobbs
(815) 965-5745 x218
phobbs@il-rk.easterseals.com

Rockford: Gigi’s Playhouse

www.gigisplayhouse.org/rockford; 815-654-PLAY

WESTERN SUBURBS

West Suburban Support Group for Down Syndrome

www.wspsg.com

WSPSG General Information

Sue Cicero
630.836.1892
soozzeeb@yahoo.com

WSPSG New Parents/New Members & Newsletter:

Sara Fridley
835 S. Gables Blvd.
Wheaton, IL 60189
630-682-9387
jib1016@sbcglobal.net