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.... Read more
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... Read more
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.
The U.S. Department of Education announced a new round of Transition and Postsecondary Education Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) grants. The deadline for applying is August 10, 2015. For more information, click here
See local rhythmic gymnast Regan on the news for her participation in the State Games in Normal, Illinois earlier this month: watch interview
Design for America DFA is a national network of college students using design to create local and social impact. We are bringing together 80 students from 29 universities to design for: Enhancing the lives of those affected by Down Syndrome We are seeki... Read more
The ABLE Act was introduced in the US Senate and US House of Representatives on Feb. 13, 2013. On December 3, 2014, the ABLE Act passed in the US House of Representatives (404-17). Two weeks later, on December 16, the US Senate voted to pass the ABLE Act ... Read more
HB3158, The Down Syndrome Information and Aware Act has been filed in the Illinois House of Representatives. The bill is co-sponsored by State Representatives Robyn Gabel (18th District) and Michelle Mussman (56th District). The Illinois Down Syndrome Adv... Read more