Welcome to Our Welcome Basket and Referral Program

Refer a New Family to NADS

basket-aloneAll expectant or new parents are eligible to receive services through our Parent Support Program. Any hospital in the greater Chicago area can refer a new family to us by clicking the button below or calling 630-325-9112. Parents at the participating hospitals listed below can also receive a welcome basket.

How NADS will help:

  1. Deliver a basket of gifts and information for the family at the hospital
  2. Connection to a trained parent support mentor with the family at the hospital or later, when the time is right for them
  3. Offer connections and referrals in the area and through NADS
  4. A free 1 Year Membership to NADS

Each basket will include:

  • Several books about Down syndrome
  • Items for the baby and for the family
  • Information from NADS and other local Down syndrome organizations


Baskets are currently available through the following Illinois hospitals in the greater Chicago area. Requests for parent support can be made from anywhere.


  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago, IL)
  • Presence Resurrection Medical Center (Chicago, IL)

Northern Suburbs:

  • Advocate Condell Hospital (Libertyville, IL)
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (Barrington, IL)
  • Advocate Lutheran General (Park Ridge, IL)
  • Centegra Hospital-McHenry (McHenry, IL)
  • Centegra Hospital-Huntley (Huntley, IL)
  • Evanston Hospital (Evanston, IL)
  • Highland Park Hospital (Highland Park, IL)
  • Lake Forest Hospital (Lake Forest, IL)
  • Vista Hospital (Waukegan, IL)

Southern Suburbs: 

  • Advocate Christ Hospital (Oak Lawn, IL)
  • Little Company of Mary (Evergreen Park, IL)
  • Silver Cross Hospital (New Lenox, IL)

Northwestern/Western Suburbs: 

  • Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, IL)
  • Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale (Hinsdale, IL)
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, IL)
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital (Elgin, IL)
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center (Elk Grove Village, IL)
  • Edward Hospital (Naperville, IL)
  • Elmhurst Hospital (Elmhurst, IL)
  • Loyola Medical Center (Maywood & Burr Ridge, IL)
  • MacNeal Hospital (Berwyn, IL)
  • Northwest Community Hospital (Arlington Heights, IL)
  • Northwestern Medicine-Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, IL)
  • Northwestern Medicine-Delnor Hospital (Geneva, IL)
  • Northwestern Medicine-Valley West Hospital (Sandwich, IL)
  • Presence Mercy Medical Center (Aurora, IL)
  • Rush Copley Medical Center (Aurora, IL)
  • St. Alexius Medical Center (Hoffman Estates, IL)

This program is expanding, and we will be continuing to add hospitals to this list, so please check back later if you do not find your hospital listed.

Medical practitioners, family members, or friends of the family may use this form to place a referral.
You must first get permission from the parents to provide this information
, and you will be contacted for confirmation before a request is fulfilled. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at 630-325-9112 or babybasket@nads.org.

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