By Janice When Sarah was born with Down syndrome 24 years ago, I made a promise to her and to myself that I would do whatever I could to help her achieve her potential. Now as an eager young adult, Sarah is someone who expects to accomplish things. Her te... Read more

By Linda When my daughter Julia was born eighteen years ago, there were a lot of “What ifs.” When she was just three years old and jumped behind the steering wheel of my car, I took a snap shot of that moment, secretly wondering if driving would ever ... Read more

By Lisa Joshua is 18 years old and is a senior at Riverside Brookfield High school (RB) in Riverside, IL. Joshua has outstanding school spirit. He attends most school sporting events (Girls, Boys, Varsity, JV, etc… Football, basketball Volleyball etc.).... Read more

By Bill & Laurie We were so excited when our son Patrick was chosen to join Team USA as a speed skater at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Korea. As part of Team USA, he participated in training camp in Lake Placid, NY in Decemb... Read more

By Rae It’s the last stretch of a marathon. You’ve run a Herculean distance and even though you’ve trained for this moment, the wall has you unprepared. If you take another step you’re reasonably certain you’re going to have a heart attack. You ... Read more

By Erika My name is Erika. I am 25 years old. I want to tell you a little about my life. I live in Naperville with my parents. I have the best family in the world! My Dad and Mom have always supported me. They helped me to work towards my dreams and goals... Read more

By Julie Have you considered finding a volunteer assignment for your child with Down syndrome?  Jump right in, the water is fine! Our 12-year-old son, Miles, is an energetic, social guy who loves being around all types of people.  About a year ago, my h... Read more

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