Join other parents of 0-2 year olds with Down syndrome for a great morning of networking and sharing questions, fears, success stories, and resources. We know that starting on the Down syndrome path can be like drinking from a fire hose, but this casual morning with other parents in the same boat as you along with a few seasoned parents who have been there and done that are here to provide support, and relieve some of that pressure you may be feelingn when it comes to your new little one.
This breakfast is also for extended family members; Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins who have questions about language to use, what to do when asked about their newest family member, and how they can offer support to mom and dad.
Please RSVP by May 5th, click HERE to register!
a common goal and symbol
There are a number of organizations supporting the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. We all share a common goal. Yet, Down syndrome lacks a common identity. So we created one. This universal symbol of DS brings forward in a unique way the one thing that makes Trisomy 21 special— one extra chromosome. With this universal symbol we hope to gain better awareness and ultimately create better outcomes for the individuals and families affected by DS.
"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.
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.
S.T.A.R.S. Summer Camp
STARS 2016 Summer Camp Registration is now open!
Teens with Down syndrome, ages 12 to 18 are welcome to join STARS for a summer of fun, friends and adventure!To register your teen follow this link:
Camp runs June 3rd to August 9th, 2016
For questions about STARS Summer Camp, please contact Lindsey Lipsky,
STARS Program Coordinator at LindseyL@kcdsg.org or 913-384-4848.
NDSC 2016 Convention
The National Down Syndrome Congress Convention will be in Orlando Florida July 21 - 24, 2016! Registration opens April 2016. To register click here!
Each year, thousands of people from across the globe attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention. For most, it’s to hear the latest information from world-renowned experts. For others, it’s a great vacation. But for nearly all, there’s the one-of-a-kind NDSC family reunion feeling that permeates the convention weekend.
KC YOU DID IT! FIRST DSG Group to break the $500,00 mark!
View KC Star Step Up Walk photos here.
2015 Year in Review
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