Step Up for down syndrome walk - sun. oct. 19, 2014
The 2014 Step Up walk raised over $400,965 this year thanks to help of 341 walk teams and over 8,000 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. Help us reach this year's goal of $598,500! Donations will be accepted until 12/31/2014. All donations can be mailed to: First Downs for Down Syndrome 5960 Dearborn Street Ste. 100, Mission, KS 66202. (Please list "walk donation" in the memo line on any checks).
2014 World Down syndrome day champions
"Just Like You - DS" Film
Producer Jen Greenstreet, of Just Like You Films Inc. and the Down Syndrome Guild of KC collaborated on this project to help explain the condition and provide suggestions on how to be supportive.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 Order a copy of the DVD HERE.
Does my family member 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, their families and the professionals who serve them. 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 2013 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.
DSG Strider Bike Sweepstakes!
DSG member Adeline Hunter won a FREE Strider Bike for herself and 6 of her DSG friends. Enter ONLINE or using Facebook for a chance to win one of these great bikes! Snap a picture with THIS sign and you get an extra entry into the sweepstakes. Email images to email@example.com or use #NewBikeDSG (Terms: Sweepstakes for members with Ds in KS and MO between the ages of 2-15. Winners must arrange pick-up of the Strider bike with DSG).
2014-2015 Seminar series
We have a great line up of FREE SEMINARS for the upcoming school year. We are offering four topics with each presentation taking place twice.
2013 Year in Review
1510 KCTE Interview with director, Amy Allison
Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202
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