Parents, family members, educators, therapists and service providers are invited to join us January 30, 2016 for an amazing day of learning and inspiring breakout sessions at our Keys to Success Conference.
We look forward to welcoming Megan Bomgaars, David DeSanctis and Carolyn Cronin as our keynote speakers. We have 15 breakout sessions covering topics such as behavior, healthcare, financial resources, sensory issues, how to work effectively with your school and more!
2015 - 2016 Seminar Series
DSG is committed to providing parents and educators the best tools and resources to support students with Down syndrome. We offer several FREE seminars throughout the school year which highlight best practices and available resources. Share this informational flier with anyone who would benefit from attending a DSG seminar. We welcome your feedback on additional training topics or needs. Register online today!
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.
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 2014 Annual Report, Connections Newsletter and our Brochure. We invite you to consider being a DSG volunteer by reviewing opportunities and events our current Volunteer Voice E-blast.
Nominate a 2016 WDSD Community Champion!
Do you know someone who has made a difference in the life of someone with Down syndrome and their family?Nominate a community champion for their support of people with Down syndrome and they could be chosen as one of 21 Community Champions in 2016 to be recognized on World Down Syndrome Day. Fill out a nomination form online today!
NDSC 2016 Convention
The National Down Syndrome Congress Convention will be in Orlando Florida July 21 - 24, 2016! Registration opens April 2016. The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City 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 a scholarship request online today!
KC YOU DID IT! FIRST DSG Group to break the $500,00 mark!
View KC Star Step Up Walk photos here.
You can still donate online here through December 1st.
2015 Year in Review
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