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
The Illinois Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act has passed and been signed by the Governor. Following the passage of the ABLE Act at the federal level in December 2014, the Illinois ABLE Act made its way through the state legislature and became... 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
On July 27, Governor Rauner approved the Down Syndrome Information and Awareness Act (HB3158). It is now Public Act 099-0142 and will go into effect January 1, 2016. To view the history of the legislation, click here. To view the text of the new law... Read more
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is developing a new medical care center for adults in Denver, CO. and is requesting input from adult self-advocates and their families through a 15 minute survey about the medical needs and lifestyles of adults with... 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