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Down syndrome Development Council

Lake County, Illinois

 

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Please note that information presented in this website should not be construed as objective or definitive, but represents the opinions and understanding of various DDC Members and other contributors.

 

 

Welcome

The DDC has been dissolved as a charitable organization and is no longer operating effective September 6, 2012.  

Our mission is to promote a greater acceptance and understanding of Down syndrome, by enlightening the broader community to recognize the individuality, uniqueness and capabilities of individuals with Ds.


Events

 


 

Special Needs Presentations by Attorney Brian Rubin

Brian Rubin, a parent of a child with special needs

as well as an attorney, is offering a series of presentations for families of individuals with special needs, and theprofessionals who serve them. For a complete list of presentations please visit www.BrianRubin.com or www.SpecialNeedsFuturePlanning.com.

 


 

The Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD) provides free training seminars on Special Education Rights on Saturday mornings and the first Tuesday morning of each month. FRCD is located at 20 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 300, Chicago. For more information and to pre-register, call FRCD at 312-939-3513.

 


 

The Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Center, located at 1555 N. Barrington Rd. Suite 415 in Hoffman Estates is pleased to announce the opening of The Pediatric Down Syndrome Clinic. Appointments are now being taken for the Down Syndrome Clinic. Children in this clinic are evaluated by members of a multidisciplinary team with extensive expertise in providing medical and developmental care to children with Down syndrome. For more information please call 847.490.4222.
 

Dr. Nancy Keck, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
Dr. Cesar Ochoa, MD, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
Christopher Watson, PsyD
Gretchen Hatchett, Social Worker
Maureen Lenke, Occupational Therapist
Colette Titus, Speech-Language Pathologist

 


 

Special Needs Swimming Lessons

There is an awesome swimming program at the Vernon Hills YMCA for special needs children. There is 1 on 1 instruction for those too young to swim and the program is supported by a pediatric therapist.  The cost for both members and non-members is $86.00.  For more information, call Mary at 847-367-6797.

 


 

Need help teaching your child to ride a bike?
People call Richard Klein the Bike Doctor for his work in teaching special-needs children to ride their bikes. During the process, Klein replaces bike tires with a series of eight custom-built rollers. His process usually takes four to five days.  Easter Seals has offered camps featuring Mr. Klein and his “Lose The Training Wheels” program.  For more information visit www.losethetrainingwheels.org.

 


DDC Events
 

Playgroup

 

Our monthly playgroup now meets on the 3rd Tuesday evening of the month.  Families are encouraged to bring all of their children for an interactive group play therapy session, led by our developmental therapist Kris Murray and hosted by various DDC parents. The Wednesday evening playgroup includes a light dinner. A Spanish language interpreter is available with advance notice.  These playgroups are completely free of charge and open to all DDC member families!  Playgroup dates are listed below.  PLEASE RSVP  - Kris Murray - 847-630-4991 or Hispanic Contact: Maria 847-219-9200

 


 

May 2013

 

Playgroup

Tuesday, May 21st

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP so that we can plan for food

Kris Murray - 847-630-4991

Hispanic Contact: Maria 847-219-9200

 

June 2013

 

Playgroup

Tuesday, June 18th

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP so that we can plan for food

Kris Murray - 847-630-4991

Hispanic Contact: Maria 847-219-9200

 

July 2013

 

Playgroup

NO PLAYGROUP IN JULY

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP so that we can plan for food

Kris Murray - 847-630-4991

Hispanic Contact: Maria 847-219-9200

 

August 2013

 

Playgroup

Tuesday, August 20th

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP so that we can plan for food

Kris Murray - 847-630-4991

Hispanic Contact: Maria 847-219-9200

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