Family Ideas Network for Down Syndrome (FINDS)
FINDS Christmas Party

The FINDS Christmas Party is our biggest annual event.  Come join us for food, fun, entertainment, music, and dancing.  Saturday, December 9, 2017, @ 9:30 am to 1:00 pm is the date.  Put it on your calendars so you don't miss this incredible event.

It is once again at D'Andrea Banquets as they do such an amazing job with this for us.

If you are interested in helping us plan and execute this event, please contact either Michael or Ali Garner.

RSVP details will be added soon.  

See you all there.

FINDS needs board members

July 2016

FINDS has been serving the McHenry County area for more than 35 years and we are a completely volunteer run organization.  Since we are run by passionate parents and family members of individuals with DS, we are always looking for other passionate family members to help out.  The existing board has been serving for far longer than our charter requires and we would love to pass the torch to some other wonderful people.  Of course, we are willing to stay and help, but we need new ideas and new energy to drive this bus.

If you would like to volunteer and spend some time helping plan events, we really could use your help.  Contact Michael Fisher ( to discuss how you can help make a difference in the lives of these wonderful people with Down Syndrome and their families.

Whether you would like to serve on the board or just help with events and volunteering, please contact us.

NEW! - Teen Group 

The FINDS Teen group had a blast at their first event.  We played video games, board games, and hung out and ate food, had a few soft drinks and visited.  It was truly a great time

If you would like to join us for our next teen event, please contact Grace Minior for more information.  

Bring your teen and plan on having a blast.

Our wonderful Grace Minior is the contact on this fun event.  You can get more details by contacting her at:

Digital Newsletter

In order to save substantial amounts of money on ever increasing postage costs, FINDS is moving to a completely digital newsletter.  If you wish to receive our digital newsletter, please send an email to Michael and request to be placed on our newsletter e-mail list.

Your request can be sent to: