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Sun. Mar 1st, 2020 @ 11:00am

Sunday, March 1st, 2020 11:00am-6:00pm  ITOO Hall, 4909 W. Farmington Rd, Peoria

All-you-can-eat LaGondola Spaghetti of Decatur  $8.00/adult  $5.50/child age 3+  Takeout orders available

Bake Sale, Raffle, Silent Auction, Face Painting, Entertainment!


Click here to volunteer. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve, clear tables, and clean up. We are using so people can choose the job they want in the 2-1/2 hour time slot …

Mon. Mar 2nd, 2020 @ 6:00pm

General board meeting

Tue. Mar 17th, 2020 @ 5:00pm

Special Needs Information Fair!

The Dunlap & Central Illinois Special Needs Parent Group in conjunction with the IHSA March Madness Access The Experience Family Fun Night and HISRA invites all parents/caregivers/families/educators of individuals with special needs to a community information fair.  Organizations in the state of Illinois and many from Central Illinois will be providing information on their services.

Free parking and admission!  Stop by the HOIDSA booth at the …

Tue. Mar 17th, 2020 @ 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 friends …

Sat. Mar 21st, 2020 @ 6:00pm

World Down Syndrome Day is annually observed on March 21 to raise public awareness and understanding of Down syndrome. Down Syndrome International encourages our friends all over the world to choose your own activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.


If you …

Sat. Mar 21st, 2020 @ 10:00am

GiGi’s Playhouse Central Illinois will have programming on March 21, 2020 at Oak Grove School, 6018 W. Lancaster, Bartonville IL (near the intersection of Airport Road and Lancaster by Limestone High School).  LMNOP Mouse Paint will begin at 10:00 a.m. and Destination Discovery Lucky Leprechauns will begin at 11:00 a.m.

GiGi’s Playhouse Central Illinois provides free programming to Individuals with Down Syndrome and we are excited to offer these two amazing programs:

LMNOP:  Guides …

Sun. Mar 29th, 2020 @ 1:00pm

The students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University are in the process of planning the 5th Annual Choose to Shine Fashion Show. They need models with Down syndrome to “shine” down the runway! Please see the "Choose to Shine" interest letter for more information. Deadline for models to sign up is March 1st.

If you are interested in being a model, please …