A new disability awareness card was introduced this year as part of a law sponsored by Democratic Rep. Stephanie Kifowit of Oswego and Democratic Sen. Linda Holmes of Aurora to help people with intellectual, developmental or mental disabilities to communi... Read more
New Growth Charts for Children with Down Syndrome Children with Down syndrome grow differently from other children. However, advances in medical care, access to care, and improved life expectancy suggest that contemporary growth patterns may have improved... Read more
ATTENTION DOWN SYNDROME ADVOCATES We need your help to increase the membership of the newly-formed Congressional Task Force on Down Syndrome! The Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus co-chairs Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Congresswoman Cathy McMorri... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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