Down Syndrome Developmental Council, DDC
The Chicagoland Buddy Walk is run by parents and families of individuals with Down syndrome. Once a year we have a 1-mile walk to support local individuals and groups involved with making a better life in the Down syndrome world. Not only do we have a beautiful walk, we also have many other family activities to enjoy throughout the day. Please check the Walk Schedule for a list of this year's events.
A McHenry County, Illinois, not-for-profit all volunteer support organization, maximizing the potential of each individual person with Down Syndrome and improving the quality of their lives by sharing ideas, exploring new concepts, and celebrating successes together. FINDS provides Bi-Monthly Newsletters, Social Events, Educational Services, and Family Support.
Works to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. Free therapeutic and educational programming for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Local locations.
Is the first organization in the country to serve individuals with Down syndrome and their families. NADS provides a wide range of information and resources through educational and public awareness materials, conferences, newsletter, and a strong parent support network to enable persons with Down syndrome to achieve their full potential.
Benefits people with Down syndrome and their families through national leadership in education, research and advocacy.
Started in the Chicago area over 35 years ago, the organization prides itself on being run and organized entirely by volunteers - mostly parents and family members. Reaching far beyond the metro Chicago area, UPS for DownS provides trainings, education, information and community opportunities in order to create communities that are diverse, welcoming and inclusive.