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... Read more
The NADS Self Advocates and Parent Volunteers all gathered at the annual Chicagoland Buddy Walk yesterday in Bolingbrook to help with various stations including registration, selling raffles, greeting and assisting with games. NADS also had a table set up... Read more
A suburban school has been celebrating down syndrome awareness day and even brought in a special speaker to help kids better understand the condition. Anayeli Ruiz reports on Channel 5. CLICK HERE to watch the video.
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... Read more
Featuring SFN Mentor Father Tom Delaney SFN Dad To Dad Podcast #44 Tom & his wife Peggy are proud parents of two boys; Charlie (13) and Jack (11), who has Down Syndrome. Tom & Peggy are active within the Down Syndrome community. Peggy serves ... Read more
On October 28, over 400 attendees and 35 models celebrated the beauty and individuality of people with Down syndrome at our 13th annual fashion show. The show – appropriately named “Shine Bright Like A Diamond” –was our biggest and brightest yet... Read more
Linda Smarto, NADS Director of Programs and Advocacy, appeared on Channel 7 Sunday morning to talk about Down Syndrome Awareness Month and to promote NADS upcoming Fashion Show. Also with Linda were Brogan Hora, Hope Komacki, Dillon Pusatera and Natalie ... Read more