Family Ideas Network for Down Syndrome (FINDS)
FINDS Annual Picnic
Friday August 10, 2018 starting at 4:30 pm and running until 8:00 or until the mosquitoes chase us away. 
Join us for another fun evening featuring one of the amazing DJs from Sound & Light DJ - The amazing people who have been entertaining us for more than 15 years. 
We have food provided by Alfredo's in Algonquin - Italian Beef, Fried Chicken, Mostaccioli. 

The location is Veteran's Acres Park on Walkup Rd in Crystal Lake.  We will meet in the pavilion (Jaycee's Pavilion) next to the Splash Pad.

Some, come hungry.  We'll have a great time again.  The cost is only $5 per family and you can pay by PayPal or drop a check in the mail to:   FINDS, P.O. Box 1441, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-1441

Please RSVP by August 5, 2018.

I look forward to seeing you there.
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FINDS needs help!

FINDS has been serving the McHenry County area for nearly 40 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.

FINDS  Game Night

Our next FINDS Game Night is this coming 
Saturday April 19, 2018 at 6:30 - 8:30 pm 
at Grace & Henry's home.  
I won't publish the address on the web but please contact Grace directly to get her address.
This game night we are having taco night so please bring something that goes great with tacos.  Also, bring a favorite game or just come along and enjoy the games we have on hand. 

The night is filled with laughs, fun, friends, and family.  Join us.  You don't even need to RSVP.  Just show up.

Join FINDS and Options & Advocacy as their experts help us understand the benefits of PUNS and the potential services we could receive.  They will also touch on some of the services you may receive outside of PUNS.
The presentation is on May 12, 2018, at Options & Advocacy offices.

Options & Advocacy
365 Millenium Dr. #A
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Food & soft drinks will be provided.