Programs

IEP Resource Advisors

Several HOIDSA moms who have experience with special education law and are knowledgeable about school issues and accommodations/modifications would like to act as resources for other parents in our group who have questions or concerns.


Feel free to contact:
Teri Ehrenhardt - 309-645-5690   ehrenhar@gmail.com
Deb Fornoff - 309-444-2508   debfornoff@comcast.net
Julie Heim - 309-263-8293   ajheim@mtco.com

 

 

 

 

 

Family Conference Stipends

The Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association budgets family stipend funds to enable group members to attend overnight conferences of their choice that are directly related to Down syndrome or developmental disability issues. Families may apply for up to $500 per person, with a maximum of $1000 per family each year. Stipends may be used to pay for conference registration, child care, respite care, hotel, transportation, and other …

Young Athletes

Come be a part of this exciting program through Special Olympics Illinois. 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.

 

This program will prove enormously beneficial on multiple levels for your child including helping the children improve physically, cognitively and socially. This program is designed to address two specific …