The National Association for Down Syndrome hopes to demonstrate individual abilities during a virtual fashion show as an organization approaches its 60th birthday | Instant News

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (WLS) – The National Association for Down’s Syndrome Fashion Show will be held next weekend, and the theme is “Together Always In Style.”

NADS Executive Director Linda Smarto joined ABC 7 Chicago Saturday morning to talk about the upcoming event.

He said the organization is nearing its 60th anniversary; it happened because some parents took their children with Down syndrome home from the hospital and decided they wanted to support them in a new way.

He also said October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

The organization hopes to demonstrate the abilities of individuals with Down syndrome during the fashion show, said Smarto.

The event will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. November 1st. Please visit for more information.

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