2021 DSO Holiday Party

2021 DSO Holiday Party Open House

December 11, 2021 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Leonhard Recreation Center, Champaign

The DSO Holiday Party for Children with disabilities is returning this year as an in-person event! The open house party is for all children with disabilities and their family, including members of the Down Syndrome Network, CU Autism Network, and CU Able. We are partnering with the AMBUCS, and CU Special Recreation to provide a fun-filled afternoon of make-it/take-it crafts, games, and activities for the whole family.

To participate in the DSO Holiday Party Open House, registration is required. Your childe must be registered by November 29, 2021 for children with a disability (of any age) and their siblings up to age 12 to receive a gift. If not registered by this date, we cannot guarantee a gift. Please keep gift suggestions to $20.00. Registration is limited to the first 300 children. Masks are required to be worn by all attendees.

In consideration of COVID mandates, we are also offering a drive-thru gift distribution immediately following the in-person event for those who are not comfortable attending in-person events. Participants who choose this option can come to the Leonhard Recreation Center from 3:30-4:30pm on the day of the party to receive their gift from Santa.

Santa will be wearing a mask and asks that you do, too!

How to Register

All registration forms are due no later than November 29th, 2021. If we do not receive a form or we receive a form after the deadline, we cannot guarantee your child will receive a gift.

1) Fill out the online registration form by clicking the "2021 DSO Holiday Party" picture or the "registration" link in the top right box

2) Phone the information in to:   (217) 333-4607

3) Fax your completed form to:    (217) 244-0014 Attn: DSO

For More Information

Maureen Gilbert



We Need Your Help!

Illinois Wheelchair Athletics is hosting the 49th annual DSO Holiday Party for Children with Disabilities. It is an open house party for all local children with disabilities and their family to provide a fun-filled afternoon of make-it/take-it crafts, games, and activities
Please follow our Amazon gift registry "DSO Holiday Party for Children with disabilities" and consider purchasing a gift that one of our participants has asked Santa for. Help us make these children’s holiday merry!
You can also donate funds through https://giving.illinois.edu/ and search for "Jim Tasic Memorial Fund - 11770159"