Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association

Welcome to the Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association, Inc. (HOIDSA) Home Page

HOIDSA is a local support group of parent volunteers that was formed in the 1980's.  HOIDSA continues to prove its commitment to improving the quality of life of persons with Down syndrome, as well as those with disabilities, by sponsoring local workshops and conferences on topics such as health, inclusive education, and behavioral support strategies.  

Our organization relies solely on donations and fundraising efforts to support the services we provide. We hope we can count on you to help us continue our mission of providing support, education, and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Please help raise Down syndrome awareness right here in the heart of Illinois by supporting HOIDSA's 7th Annual Buddy Walk®  

To see details about HOIDSA's 7th Annual Buddy Walk®, register for this important event and create your own personalized fundraising page for collecting pledges, either click the green "Start Fundraising" button above or click on HOIDSA's 7th Annual Buddy Walk® on the right side of this page under Events.  The Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Associaiton thanks you for your support!

What your fundraising dollars help provide to the Tri-County Area (Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford Counties)
• Support Advocacy
• Resource Library
• Conference Stipends
• Educational and Recreational Scholarships
• Monthly Newsletters
• New Parent Packets
• Family Networking Opportunities
• Nationally Renowned Presenters on Disability Issues
• Monthly New Parent Open House
• Biannual Workshops
• Collaboration with Service Agencies
• School Inclusion Grant
• Learning Program

Click on About on the toolbar above for the links to our website and Facebook page.