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Chicagoland D.A.D.S. in the News

Members of the Chicagoland D.A.D.S. group were recently interviewed for an article in the Daily Herald.  See the article here.  For more information about Chicagoland D.A.D.S., click here.

  • July 21, 2015
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ABLE National Resource Center Survey

The ABLE National Resource Center has constructed an informal survey to gather a better understanding of the level of enthusiasm behind creating ABLE accounts and how potential beneficiaries may utilize these accounts for purposes of maintaining and incre

  • July 21, 2015
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Down Syndrome Information and Awareness Act Update

HB 3158, the Down Syndrome Information and Awareness Act, was passed by both houses of the Illinois General Assembly on 05/26/2015.  It was sent to Governor Rauner on 06/24/2015 and is awaiting his signature to be enacted into law.  For more informatio

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My Grandson Owen

By Patty Niemaszyk When we received news from our daughter and son-in-law that they would be expecting a baby in October we were excited beyond belief. This would be our first grandchild. My husband and I both spent our careers teaching special education.

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The Power of a Doctor’s Words

By Colleen We all know words are powerful things. My start to being a parent was strongly affected by the words, “Your daughter has Down syndrome.” When Annie was born and diagnosed with Down syndrome, my world felt as though it had been flipped upsid

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A Letter to My Younger Self

By Nancy A letter to a younger me, pregnant with my first child… Dear Nancy, It’s been a rough weekend. I know you’re exhausted, terrified, emotionally spent. You feel like the ‘not knowing’ is going to kill you. The weight of it seems so heavy.

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If People with Down Syndrome Ruled the World

Dennis McGuire, PhD Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge, Illinois This paper was originally delivered as a plenary address at the conference in Chicago in July of 2005, co-sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society and

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2015 Bowl-A-Thon Donors

NADS IS GRATEFUL TO THE FOLLOWING DONORS OF GRAND RAFFLE, CHOICE RAFFLE AND DOOR PRIZES   Aloft Chicago O’Hare Aurelio’s Pizza, Homewood Blue Man Group Bob Chinn’s Crab House Chicago Bears Chicago Botanic Garden Court Theatre, U of C Down’s D

  • June 29, 2015
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2015 Bowl-A-Thon Lane Sponsors

The National Association for Down Syndrome Thanks our 2015 Bowl-A-Thon Lane Sponsors NADS Partnership Program Wee Speech Platinum-$2,500 Litchfield Cavo LLP Gold-$1,000 Jennings Chevrolet and Volkswagen, Inc. Barbara Rodgers James and Theresa Unnerstall S

  • June 29, 2015
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Proposed Rules from the IRS for ABLE Accounts

The IRS recently published their proposed rules for ABLE Accounts to guide states as they implement the ABLE law on the state level.  The IRS will be holding a public hearing on their proposal.  For more information, click here.

  • June 29, 2015
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