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... Read more
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.... 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