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“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.”

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 individuals with Down syndrome and their families to find acceptance and improve social, educational and medical opportunities.

Today, NADS supports families and individuals with Down syndrome through our various resources. NADS is often a family's first introduction to the Down syndrome community. 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.