Calendar of Upcoming Events

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Mon. Apr 1st, 2019 @ 6:00pm

General Board Meeting

Sat. Apr 6th, 2019 @ 9:00am

IFLC 13th Annual Family Conference: Resources and Inspiration for Adult Family Members and Caregivers of Children with Disabilities 
presented by Kathy Morris
will be in Peoria on April 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Kathy Morris will present, "Help! What Do I Do With This Child Now That We Have a Diagnosis." This seminar is designed for families of children/adolescents birth-21 years old. …

Sat. Apr 6th, 2019 @ 10:00am

HOIDSA Easter egg hunt for children with Down syndrome in conjunction with GiGi's Playhouse Popup

The event will include both GiGi’s Playhouse Programs and the HOIDSA Easter Egg Hunt. 

The schedule is:

10:00 GiGi’s LMNOP      

10:45 HOIDSA Easter Egg Hunt    

11:15 GiGi’s Destination Discovery

It will be at:

Redeemer Lutheran Church

6801 N. Allen Road

Peoria, IL 61614

GiGi’s Playhouse Central Illinois  provides free programming to Individuals with Down Syndrome and …

Sun. Apr 14th, 2019 @ 3:00pm

The Young Athletes program is an innovative sports play program for children ages 2-9 with and without intellectual disabilities, designed to introduce them into the world of sports.

The program is now managed by HISRA, which charges $5 p/session, but that can be reimbursed by HODISA by submitting a copy of your receipt to Milly Howeler.

Registration information available at: 

A Special Olympics registration form will need …

Tue. Apr 16th, 2019 @ 7:00pm

HOIDSA has a cooking class for its young adults with Bethel Lutheran Church's youth group as mentors. The class is open to any member 16 years old and older with our mentors being high school aged.

There is no fee for the class. We have several participants registered and are accepting more on a first come/ first served basis. This is a wonderful opportunity for our young adults to make …

Tue. Apr 23rd, 2019 @ 1:00pm

Dr. Brian Chicoine will be speaking on aging and dementia in adults with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Chicoine is the medical director at the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic in Park Ridge, IL. He has researched aging in adults with intellectual disabilities, but also takes an active role with his patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Misericordia in Chicago.  He is a great speaker and his information has always …