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PAC Food Bank Service Project

On Saturday, April 13, NADS Self-Advocates volunteered at the Illinois Food Bank. The service project consisted of nine of NADS Self Advocates and four Parents. The Illinois Food Bank is in Geneva and they worked a 3-hour shift labeling food and boxing up

  • April 14, 2019
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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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NADS Self-Advocates Panel Discussion

On March 19th, several NADS Self-Advocates answered questions as part of a panel discussion. The event was organized by Besset Sabourin from UPS FOR DOWNS. The NADS Self-Advocates prepared eight answers to the questions asked as the moderator, Linda Sma

  • March 21, 2019
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World DS Day T-shirts to benefit NADS

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, one of our friends designed and is now selling T-shirts to benefit the National Association for Down Syndrome. For every $12 shirt sold, 1/2 will go directly to benefit NADS. You may preorder by contacting

  • March 5, 2019
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Joanne’s Journey

by Linda Mahnke September 21, 2018 was a monumental day in my family’s life. It was my sister’s 75th birthday. My sister, Joanne Armstrong, was born on September 21, 1943, the youngest of 5 children in Wasco, California. She was a beautiful baby with

  • December 5, 2018
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