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
We had a great turn out on Friday! The SAIA group made their own pizza’s and discussed activities, events and ideas for the upcoming year. Self-advocates participate in NADS activities, plan and run their own events and fundraisers, form committees, pro... Read more
A FREE seminar for parents/family/caregivers of a person of any age with a dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome PLUS Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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
In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, one of our friends designed and is now selling T-shirts to benefit the National Association for Down Syndrome. For every $12 shirt sold, 1/2 will go directly to benefit NADS. You may preorder by contacting ... 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