Welcome to Butterfly Dreams
Merriam-Webster defines a chrysalis as “a hard case that protects a moth or butterfly while it is turning in to an adult”. Our organization is a type of chrysalis. We provide a safe loving atmosphere where individuals can grow, become more self-confident, develop their self-esteem, and transform into beautiful and handsome butterflies.
Butterfly Dreams is non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides events and pageants for individuals who are differently-abled. Our guys and girls who have significant I/DD receive the chance to reach their goals and expand upon their life skills by making friends, overcoming fear, embracing courage, and learning how to communicate their passions across to others.
Our children and adults participate in both an annual state pageant and numerous other yearly activities for residents in Illinois and Missouri, with future plans to branch out across America. Our goal is to give every everyone a safe encouraging environment, where they can make friends, volunteer in their communities, spread the message of inclusion, and help break down the barriers caused by fear of the unknown.