http://www.brittanysbasketsofhope Brittany’s Baskets of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides welcome baskets free of charge with resources and baby clothing/items to families with a new baby born with Down syndrome. Click on their website to request a basket or make a donation.
firstname.lastname@example.org Little Friends Center for Autism located in Naperville, IL. I can’t say enough about Little Friends they are rock stars. Comprehensive programs, trainings, support, and social groups.
www.anewrayofhope.com A New Ray of Hope helps with consulting on education advocacy, health advocacy offering resouces and navigating the special needs maze. Located in the Chicagoland area.
www.celebratedifferences.org Celebrate Differences is located in Oswego, IL. Offers support, monthly workshops, trainings, play groups, teen book club and a lot more.
www.leslie4kids.wordpress.com Great information on Childhood Apraxia and Speech, parenting and child development.
www.nads.org NADS is the National Association for Down Syndrome and a wonderful support group in the Chicago area.
www.upsfordowns.org Support group in Schaumburg, IL for families and children and adults with Down syndrome.
www.gigisplayhouse.org Down syndrome Awareness Centers all over the midwest and expanding to New York, NY and Mexico. Provides play groups, fitness programs, signing and reading classes, workshops, parent support.
National Down Syndrome Congress http://www.ndsccenter.org
www.noahsdad.com This site is invaluable for parents who have a baby or child with Down syndrome. There is some great information and useful tips and links and it is very positively focused.
www.specialsparkle.com A jewelry company that has some beautiful hand made jewerly pieces. Kelly Neville is a young lady who is in the same school district as Nick and is currently in the Steps Program that Nick will be attending next fall!
www.downsdesigns.com Stylish clothing line designed to fit the unique body types for persons having Down syndrome. Easy to get on and off too!
www.ndss.org National Down Syndrome Society.
www.bridges4kids.org has a ton of resources for special needs families. One of my favorite sites!
www.myautismteam.com Great site for parents to share daily trials, triumphs, questions and recommendations
www.tacanow.org This site stands for Talk About Curing Autism and has a ton of links and articles along with coffee groups.
www.handsonaswegrow.com Hands on activities (crafts, fine moter, etc..)
www.diveheart.org Offers scuba diving training for persons with disabilities.
www.HammerTravel.org Provides customized travel experiences for individuals with disabilities.
www.chicagoparent.com/resources Chicago Parent Magazine
www.easterseals.com Easter Seals offers programs, training and equipment for families