From the HOIDSA Board
Due to COVID and the global pandemic, we have been slow to bring back a lot of in-person events but at the recent Board meeting we had a lot of discussion about our mission and where we want to take the organization from here. We know that our families value and benefit connection and time together so we are really hoping that we can plan more social events for the remainder of 2022 and for 2023. Stay tuned for details on these events!
The other thing that the board discussed was making sure that we know what resources our families need as well as communicating which resources that HOIDSA already has available. Please visit our website to learn about some of our current resources which include the following:
- IEP Resource Advisors
- Family Conference Stipend
- Student Support Stipend
- Adoption Grants
We also are always open to input on what resources that you may need or that would be helpful. We hope to get back into some larger fundraising events in 2023 as well, but that means that we are in GREAT need of volunteers. We need help in the following areas - Board Members, an Annual Friendship Walk Chair, Education Chair, and just General Event Volunteers.
Please respond to the survey linked below to let us know how you would be willing to help and what type of things that you would like to see HOIDSA doing in the future!
HOIDSA's Summer Fun Pool Party
HOIDSA Grandparents’ Group had their second post-COVID dinner at Perdue’s Grill in
Tremont. Lots of catching up with old friends, and, of course, lots of bragging about our
The grandparents are planning their next dinner in early November with the place and exact
date to be determined.
If you’re a grandparent of a Down syndrome child and you like to eat, drop an email to
HOIDSA Halloween Costume Party @ the Lakeview Recreation Center
Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 1-3pm
1013 West Lake Avenue
The costume contest will be done in age brackets as follows:
- 0 - 3 years old
- 4-6 years old
- 7-10 years old
- 11-17 years old
- 18 years old and older
RSVPs are enabled for this event.