September 6, 2023

Get Ready to Kick Off

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

with the NADS Fashion Show

on October 1st!

Get Your Tickets TODAY!!

It's time to celebrate!

Join us for a 3 course luncheon, raffles, auctions, dancing, and over

✨50 beautiful models with Down syndrome walking our runway ranging in age from prenatal to 70!!✨

Sunday, October 1


Abbington Distinctive Banquets, Glen Ellyn, IL

Click Below for Tickets:

Ticket Sales Deadline: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

✨New this year: Estate jewelry for auction and purchase!!

📣 PLEASE NOTE: Donations and Tickets can also be purchased by check!

Checks can be made out to NADS and mailed to:

National Association for Down Syndrome

Attn: Fashion Show

1460 Renaissance Dr, Suite 102

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Email to let us know to watch for your payment!

We Need Your Help - Please Support the Fashion Show!!

Shop our Wish List:

We need some specific things for our raffle and auction packages!

Shop NOW!

Sponsor a Model:

We have several models that want to participate in the Fashion Show, but need a little extra help to cover costs. Now you can support them!

Sponsor a Model TODAY!

Become a Sponsor:

Sign up for a professional or personal sponsorship and we will share your logo at the Fashion Show, on social media, and even in our weekly EBlasts!

Become a Sponsor HERE!

Elite Sponsors:


Be Sure You're Ready!


and ensure you get your

NADS Yard Sign

in time for

Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

Show your support by promoting Down Syndrome Awareness Month all year long with these durable outdoor signs!

Every purchase helps spread DS awareness and supports our programming!

Shop HERE!

New Connections Zoom Call Coming Up!

Register HERE!

Please email with ?s

Tuesday, September 26

7pm (Central)

Join us for this exciting opportunity to hear

Veronica Anderson

(Parent Advocate with a Masters in Special Education) 

speak about 

Early Intervention and IEPs

We have a Winner!


to our NADS Survey Raffle Winner:

Pat K

Pat generously donated her prize to a Model in Need for the upcoming Fashion Show.

Thank you for your kindness Pat!

THANK YOU to everyone who participated for your fantastic input!

Do you have photos to share for our

#NADStrong  campaign?!

Please send them to!



When: Wednesday, September 6

Time: 7:00p.m.

Where: Zoom

Calling All Movie Lovers!

Grab some popcorn, your favorite candy, and join Kelly and Jim for some Movie Trivia!



  • Sunday, October 1: NADS Fashion Show - Buy your tickets to join the fun! Models still needed!!

  • Sunday, October 8:  Chicagoland Buddy Walk (more info coming soon)

Interested in joining the SAIA Group?


Down Syndrome Stories in the News

Teen with Down's syndrome donates five feet of hair to charity

Keeley has already raised thousands for charity by donating her hair and is about to cut it again.

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Why people with Down syndrome are living longer than ever | CBC News

People with Down syndrome are living longer than ever and an ongoing photo project aims to upend stereotypes about them.

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NADS is now on GOODSHOP!

Support your cause with every purchase!

No extra work is required - simply shop all your favorite stores through GoodShop as you normally would and they donate a percentage to NADS!

A simple way to give back!

Start Shopping HERE!

If you would like to honor a loved one with donations to NADS, we would be happy to send you a packet of specialized envelopes for easy collection.

Email for more information.

Maximize Your Impact!

Did you know that 65% of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs?!

Be sure to inquire at work about corporate donation matching! Many companies even allow employees to submit match requests for 1 year following the date of the donation!

CLICK HERE to see if your employer offers this option!

Celebrate your Birthday with NADS!

Don't need anything for your special day?

Spread the love you get from others within the Down syndrome community!

Designate NADS as a gift recipient by setting up a fundraiser on Facebook or by simply sharing this link with your friends and family:

Calling All Volunteers!!

Want to make a difference in the

Down syndrome community?

Come share your time and talent with us!

NADS is always in need of great people to help with events and activities! Please consider volunteering!

Click HERE to have a NADS member contact you!


We are proud to be the oldest

Down Syndrome Organization in the nation!

For over 60 years, NADS has been a leader in the Down syndrome community. Please consider helping us carry out our mission: "To ensure that all persons with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in all aspects of community life."

Your tax deductible gift will help us continue to educate, congratulate, and spread our message. Thank you for

your kindness and support of the National Association for Down Syndrome.

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