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  • Title: National Association for Down Syndrome
    Descriptive info: .. About NADS.. En Español.. Board of Directors Staff.. History of NADS.. Membership.. Our Partners.. Contact NADS.. Home.. Programs.. New Parents.. Teens Adults.. Grandparent Support.. Nursing Pages.. Products Publications.. Government Affairs.. Help Us.. Donate to NADS.. Volunteer.. Resources Information.. Down Syndrome Facts.. Resources.. Human Interest.. Galleries.. Local Support Groups.. Discussion Forum.. Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.. FRANCIS OF ASSISI.. Privacy Policy.. |.. Feedback.. Copyright 2012.. National Association.. for Down Syndrome.. ß.. Welcome.. We extend a warm welcome to you and hope that you find our new web design easy to use and the information helpful.. Because we are still adding features we invite you to visit again soon.. We offer a special welcome to new parents and we hope you find our.. New Parent.. pages helpful.. Since its inception in 1961 NADS has always believed that parents helping parents is a very powerful concept and most parents find that some of their greatest resources are other parents.. NADS is funded by private and corporate donations, fundraising events and by membership dues.. We invite  ...   Perfect.. NADS 2011-12 Annual Report.. Chicagoland D.. A.. D.. S Featured Chapter.. Language Skills for School Success.. 2011 Life Improvement Project Winner.. Northbrook mom an advocate for family unity.. Top 20 Reasons Moms Of Kids With Special Needs ROCK.. Teen With Down Syndrome Turns Basketball Phenom.. Playability Special Needs Toy-Buying Guide.. iPod Touch iPhone Apps for Special Education.. Michael Johnson shares a new painting.. NADS offers Parent Workshops.. NADS Honors our Founder: Kay McGee.. The R word we like is RESPECT.. If People with Down Syndrome Ruled the World.. More News Articles.. Publications.. New NADS Posters!.. NADS has a new public awareness poster.. Learn More!.. NADS Bookmark Series.. A Baby First.. Talents That Inspire Video.. More NADS Publications.. The National Association for Down Syndrome is an affiliate of Down Syndrome Affiliates In Action.. Events.. March 21.. World Down Syndrome Day Support Group.. Chicago Family Health Center.. March 23.. Sibsensations: for Sibling Of Children with Special Needs.. Advocate Lutheran General.. Park Ridge, IL.. April 11.. Open House at the Center for Enriched Living.. Riverwoods, IL.. April 20.. May 18.. Park Ridge, IL..

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  • Title: ¿Quiénes somos?
    Descriptive info: Quiénes somos?.. Bienvenido a NADS, la organización más antigua en el país al servicio de personas con síndrome de Down y sus familias.. NADS fue fundada en Chicago en 1961 por los padres que optaron por ir en contra del consejo médico y decidieron criar a sus hijos con síndrome de Down en el hogar.. Sus esfuerzos pioneros han hecho más fácil no solo la aceptación de las personas con síndrome de Down por sus familias y comunidades, sino también el desarrollo de sus habilidades, de cara a una vida y trabajo más independientes.. Nuestra misión es asegurar que todas las personas con síndrome de Down tengan la oportunidad de alcanzar su potencial máximo en todos los aspectos de la vida comunitaria.. Ofrecemos información, apoyo y la defensa de sus derechos.. Nuestro apoyo  ...   área metropolitana de Chicago.. No obstante, muchos de nuestros otros servicios, incluyendo, conferencias, publicaciones, y foro de discusión en línea, entre otros, están disponibles para una comunidad más amplia.. Nuestros miembros se pueden encontrar a lo largo de los Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo.. Para más información sobre los programas de NADS, nos puede contactar mediante:.. info@nads.. org.. 630-325-9112.. Vive fuera del área metropolitana de Chicago?.. Si usted vive fuera del área metropolitana de Chicago, dos organizaciones nacionales sobre el síndrome de Down pueden ayudarlo directamente:.. National Down Syndrome Congress.. http://www.. ndsccenter.. (800) 232-NDSC.. National Down Syndrome Society.. ndss.. (800) 221-4602.. Family Resource Center on Disabiliites [FRCD].. frcd.. org/.. Special Ed Advocacy Center Brochure.. [PDF].. Español.. Quiénes Somos?.. Apoyo a los Padres.. Rincón de los Abuelos.. Artículos en español.. Eventos.. Contáctenos..

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  • Title: National Association for Down Syndrome
    Descriptive info: NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families.. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home.. Their pioneering efforts have made it easier for later generations of individuals with Down syndrome to be accepted by their families and communities, to develop their capabilities, and to work towards independence.. Our mission is to ensure that all persons with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their potential in all aspects of community life.. We offer information, support, and advocacy.. The direct support we provide to families through our Parent Support Program, our Mentoring Program, the  ...   are available to a wider community, including our conferences, our products and publications, our website and online Discussion Forum, and the information about Down syndrome we provide.. Our members can be found throughout the United States and across the globe.. For more information on NADS programs, please contact us at :.. Outside the Chicago Area?.. If you live outside the Chicago metropolitan area, two national Down syndrome organizations may be able to help you directly.. Their contact information is:.. Our programs include:.. Parent Workshops.. Parent Support Program.. Grandparents.. Nursing Pages.. Medical In-Service Programs.. Medical Psychosocial services.. Outreach to Spanish-Speaking Families.. Mentoring Program.. Family Retreat.. Parent-to-Parent Network.. Conferences Seminars.. Public Awareness Program.. Web Discussion Forums.. Newsletter.. Resource Referrals.. Government Affairs..

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  • Title: NADS Board of Directors & Staff
    Descriptive info: NADS Board of Directors Staff.. Officers.. President.. : Jackie Rotondi.. First Vice President:.. Mary Lou Miller.. Second Vice President:.. Deanne Medina.. Treasurer:.. Beata McCann.. Recording Secretary:.. Deb Mirabelli.. Directors.. Gail Anderson.. Bridget Brown.. Marquilla Bolden.. Brian Chicoine.. Steve Connors.. Laura Drower.. Jennifer Friedland.. Theresa Malkowski.. Christine Maxwell.. Kathy Miczuga.. Nancy Miner.. Amanda O Hara Shelton.. Art Picchi.. Anne Reinertson..

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  • Title: History of NADS: Background Information
    Descriptive info: History of NADS.. Background Information.. T.. he Origins of the Term Down Syndrome.. In 1866 British physician, John Langdon Down, for whom the syndrome is now named, first described Down syndrome, as Mongolism.. The term Down syndrome didn t become the accepted term until the early 1970s.. More was learned about the condition in 1959 when French Pediatrician/Geneticist Professor Jerome Lejeune discovered that individuals with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome just one year before NADS was founded.. Shortly thereafter, chromosome studies were developed to confirm the diagnosis of Down syndrome.. Historical Climate.. During the first half of the twentieth century in the United States, the majority of children with Down syndrome were placed in institutions - frequently soon after birth.. This resulted in great human sacrifice for those individuals and for their families, who were convinced, often by members of the medical community, that the child was less than human and that their needs would be so great, their families would not be able to raise them.. These children were warehoused in large state institutions often in deplorable conditions locked away so that the rest of society could not see the horror of their lives.. This was the climate that the founders of the National Association for Down Syndrome had to deal with when their children were born in 1960.. The Early Days of NADS.. The National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS) is the oldest organization in the United States serving children and adults with Down syndrome and their families.. It was founded in Chicago in 1960 by Kay McGee shortly after her daughter Tricia was born with Down syndrome.. In those days the standard operating procedure in hospitals was for physicians to advise parents to institutionalize their newborn infants with Down syndrome.. Parents who did not follow this advice took their babies home without support or services.. Kay and Marty McGee chose to ignore the advice of their pediatrician and they took Tricia home.. After the initial shock of learning that their baby had Down syndrome, Kay, with  ...   begin using computers until 1989) Kay organized regular meetings for parents in downtown Chicago, bringing in speakers from as far away as Germany.. All the Down syndrome conferences in the 1960 s and early 1970 s were held in the Chicago area.. Kay and the other parent founders of NADS were truly pioneers as they developed support systems for each other and especially for new parents.. In the 1960 s there were no mandated programs or services for children with special needs, so many parents started programs in church basements and in other community buildings.. Many of the private agencies that currently serve adults with developmental disabilities throughout the Chicago area were started in this way.. They not only built a strong foundation for our organization, but they also fought vigorously for early intervention and education services locally and nationally.. We will be forever indebted to those courageous parents.. Parents and Professionals Working Together.. From the beginning, NADS parents worked closely with professionals - people such as Julia Molloy, a wonderful speech therapist who was a great source of information, encouragement and strength for our parents.. (Molloy School in Morton Grove was named for her.. ) Another professional who was very active was Delilah White, a psychologist at the Levinson Institute.. And later Dr.. George Smith, a physician, author and researcher, also worked closely with NADS.. So, from the beginning, even though the organization was mainly parent driven, we have always had professionals actively involved on our board of directors and on our committees.. In addition many fine professionals throughout the years have given of their time and talent by giving informative presentations at our conferences, annual meetings and at our behavior retreats.. They have also worked with our children and adults on many levels, and they have added valuable dimensions to our organization.. Back to top ^.. Next section.. History Links.. Background Information.. Building a Strong Organization.. Complex Medical Issues.. Education.. Adults with Down Syndrome.. An Underserved Community.. Down Syndrome Research.. Providing Resources.. NADS Officers.. Historical Timeline.. In Memory..

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  • Title: NADS
    Descriptive info: NADS Membership.. We invite you to become a member of NADS.. Help support our programs and services by becoming a NADS member.. In doing so you will be supporting the oldest organization in the United States serving children and adults with Down syndrome and their families.. Members receive our newsletter,.. NADS News,.. which is published 6 times a year, as well as announcements of  ...   click here.. Or by mail.. DOWNLOAD,.. print out, complete and mail the membership application with your payment.. Please make check payable to National Association for Down Syndrome or NADS, and mail to:.. NADS.. Post Office Box 206.. Wilmette, IL 60091.. Nominate a New NADS Board of Directors member.. You can nominate someone you know to the NADS Board of Directors.. Download a Nomination form..

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  • Title: NADS Partnership Program
    Descriptive info: NADS Partnership Program.. The National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS)is asking businesses and corporations to partner with us in pursuit of our mission, which supports all persons with Down syndrome in achieving their full potential.. We are seeking to collaborate with entities who share our desire to support the Down syndrome community in the Chicagoland area and beyond.. NADS primarily serves the metropolitan Chicago area; however, members can be found throughout the United States and the globe.. Founded in 1961, NADS was the first parent support group in the country and has become a model for similar Down syndrome support groups throughout the nation.. The pioneering efforts of the parents and families who started NADS have paved the way for  ...   NADS strives to continue to be their trusted resource center as their family ages and their needs change.. Please consider becoming a partner with NADS by supporting us at the Platinum, Gold or Silver level.. NADS is a recognized 501(c)3 organization and has consistently been awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence.. This reflects our high standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness.. With your help we can continue to change lives and attitudes.. To learn more about this program contact us at.. While NADS wholeheartedly appreciates all contributions made to it, please note that it is unable to endorse, recommend, or favor any of its sponsors' commercial products, processes, or services.. Gold Level:.. Silver Level:.. Wee Speech, LLC..

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  • Title: National Association for Down Syndrome
    Descriptive info: National Association for Down Syndrome.. [NADS].. or email:..

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  • Title: National Association for Down Syndrome
    Descriptive info: NADS Programs..

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  • Title: National Association for Down Syndrome
    Descriptive info: and congratulations.. on your new son or daughter with Down syndrome.. We hope the materials in this section will answer some of your questions about Down syndrome and will assist you as you prepare for the particular joys and challenges of raising your new little one.. If you live in the Chicago area, we would like to offer you a free one-year membership in NADS as our gift to you.. You can sign up by calling the NADS office at (630) 325-9112.. You may also be interested in learning more about our Parent Support Program, which is available to families in the Chicago area.. Many of our new parents have found it  ...   to a parent support volunteer in your area, please call the NADS office at (630) 325-9112 or.. to learn more.. If you live.. outside.. the Chicago area, there are two national Down syndrome organizations you can contact.. They might be able to assist you directly or, if not, they should be able to refer you to a local group in your area who can.. These two organizations are:.. (800) 232-6372.. (770) 604-9500 (local Atlanta).. (212) 460-9330 (local New York).. New Parent Links.. NADS Publications.. Expectant Parents.. Parents' Stories.. Birth Announcements.. Photo Gallery [coming soon!].. Breastfeeding.. Growth Charts.. Health Care Guidelines.. Early Intervention.. Support for Families.. Medical Challenges.. Websites.. Other Resources.. Support in Spanish..

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  • Title: NADS Legislation Committee
    Descriptive info: Teens Adult Matters.. If you are the parent, sibling or family member of a teen or adult son or daughter with Down Syndrome, we hope that you find the information on these pages helpful.. NADS has been serving children and adults with Down Syndrome since 1960 and we greatly intensified our support and services to adults in 1992 with the opening of the Adult Down Syndrome Center (ADSC) in Park Ridge, IL.. NADS continues to work collaboratively with the ADSC to serve adults with Down syndrome.. Join the Discussion!.. Please join the Teen Adult discussion.. on the NADS Discussion Forum.. There is a section on Adult Issues which offers a wonderful opportunity for users to share and  ...   TV Lineup Includes More With Down Syndrome.. Drug Opens Door to Treating Down Syndrome.. Research Study Announcement.. Feds Call On States To Meet Disability Housing Obligations.. Adult Down Syndrome Center.. Stories and Articles.. Miles Loves to Volunteer.. Our Solution for Answering the Question: What s Next for Young Adults?.. A Sister s Reflection on Self Talk.. Parent/carer ratings of self-talk behaviour.. Dr.. Dennis McGuire: If People with Down Syndrome Ruled the World.. Dennis McGuire: The Groove.. Dennis McGuire Self-Talk.. Adult Resources.. Adult Down Syndrome Center.. Sleep Apnea.. Art.. Research.. Educational.. Social Networks.. Employment.. Advocacy.. Self-Advocacy.. Local Resources.. Post High School Options.. PUNS Information and Application.. The Arc Family Manual on Transition to Employment and Adult Services.. Volunteer Opportunities..

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