2020 NADS Conference POSTPONED

For the safety of our community, NADS has decided to postpone the 2020 “Creating Lifelong Learners” Conference until 2021. Over the next several months, we will be working diligently  with our partners to secure a new date. We will be communicating a


Invite NADS to your school!

NADS welcomes to opportunity to visit schools throughout Chicagoland to educate students and teachers about Down Syndrome. These presentations are complimentary. Please reach out to Linda Smarto at lsmarto@nads.org to schedule a presentation. Photo a


NADS Inclusive Holiday Gift Guide 2020

🎁 NADS Inclusive Holiday Gift Guide 2020 🎁 We wanted to highlight some of our favorite “small shops” that also give back, promote inclusion and awareness, and help to create a better world by creating products with diversity in mind. These shops


Please help.

Happy Holidays to All: While times have been difficult this past year, the National Association for Down syndrome has been working very hard to make things a little bit easier by helping those in our community. As 2021 approaches, NADS will be celebrating


SAIA Weekly Zoom Sessions

The National Association for Down Syndrome’s Self-Advocates in Action (SAIA) group has been participating in weekly Zoom sessions since April 2020! Each week, one of our Self-Advocates (oftentimes along with a parent or sibling) comes up with their

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