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

  • April 13, 2020
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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

  • March 26, 2019
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Illinois Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition

The Illinois Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition focuses on legislation and policies that need to be addressed and shared regarding the Down syndrome community, especially urgent matters and call to actions. If you would like to join the Facebook group and l


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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