Keys to success Conference January 31, 2015
DSG's Keys to Success Conference will feature national and local experts on Down syndrome covering topics which cover the lifespan. Parents, family members, educators, therapists and service providers are encouraged to join us for a great day of learning. Visit the conference website here. Download the Keys to Success Conference brochure here and register online here.
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.
NDSC Convention Scholarships
The NDSC 2015 Convention is June 25-28th in Phoenix, AZ. It 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. The DSG has limited scholarship funds to award to DSG member(s) to attend the NDSC Convention. The scholarship amount will be $500 per individual/family. This scholarship gift is intended to help an attendee cover some conference expenses such as registration, airfare, transportation, meals and incidentals. Scholarship recipients are responsible for making their own hotel and airline reservations and conference registrations. Scholarship funds are awarded to a family when they return from the convention. Fill out an ONLINE Application today!
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.
2014 Year in Review
1510 KCTE Interview with director, Amy Allison
Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
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Mission, KS 66202
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