NDSC Convention 2013!
The NDSC Annual Convention is in Denver, CO on July 19-21st. Each year, people from across the globe attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention. The NDSC Convention provides a wonderful opportunity for parents, young adults with Down syndrome, siblings, educators and professionals to benefit from educational sessions, social support and the latest medical/research news.
2012 Step Up For DOwn Syndrome Walk was a huge success!
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the families, volunteers, vendors and mascots who braved the cold on Oct. 27th to Step Up for Down Syndrome! The walk exceeded our fundraising goal by raising over $503,000 this year thanks to help of 345 walk teams and over 8,700 walkers. 100% of the proceeds stay in Kansas City to benefit the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City and the vital programs the DSG provides to over 1200 families, 22 hospitals, 45 school districts and countless service providers in Kansas and Missouri. Thank you to everyone involved in this event! Check out a video from the day HERE.
Meet Our IPAD Winners!
Celebrate good times with our 31 lucky winners from the iPad A Day Giveaway in October to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Does my family member with Down syndrome need a guardian?
One of the critical issues facing parents, siblings or other concerned family members of an adult who has Down syndrome is how to best assist and protect him or her when it comes to making legal, financial and medical decisions. View some helpful resources on this topic here.
The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSG seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.
DSG invites you to learn more about Down syndrome, our programs and services and to get involved. DSG is an organization that supports self-advocates, families, educators and healthcare professionals. Be sure to review our 2012 Annual Report, Connections Newsletter and our 2012 Brochure. We invite you to consider being a DSG volunteer by reviewing opportunities and events our current Volunteer Voice E-blast.
Prom 2013 Photos Online!
The DSG Annual Prom was held Saturday, March 30th from 6:30PM - 9:30PM at the Overland Park Convention Center. Check out all of the amazing pictures from the night HERE! Picture will continue to be updated throughout the week, so please check back frequently to view new photos.
DSG was thrilled to welcome 200 attendees from six states at our 2013 education conference. View our facebook photo album here and donwload conference handouts here. We appreciate the support of our Step Up Walk teams who raise funds to subsidize this event.
Just Like You - Down Syndrome Film Released!
The DSG wrapped up a two year long project and released the film "Just Like You - Down Syndrome" on October 22, 2012. Producer Jen Greenstreet, of Just Like You Films Inc. and the Down Syndrome Guild of KC collaborated on this project in response to a need presented by DSG families and educators. You can view the film, read about the cast, list a screening, or download a discussion guide at the film website www.justlikeyou-downsyndrome.org. You can order your own copy of the DVD HERE.
DSG 2012-2013 Seminar Series
The DSG provides accurate up to date information, best practices and vital resources to educators, therapists, service providers, administrators and parents. Join us for one or more of the following FREE seminars:
- Down Syndrome 101 for Educators
- Practical Solutions for Challenging Behavior
- Transition to Adulthood
- Practical Solutions for Adapting Curriculum
2012 Year in Review
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