- World Down Syndrome Day a Mar 21
- STARS Bowling at Park Lan Apr 04
- Addressing Sensory Issues Apr 05
- Smart Start Session 4: Fo Apr 05
- Aging In Place Seminar Ap Apr 07
- Club 3-21 Cooking Class A Apr 09
- Transition Boot Camp: Ses Apr 11
- STARS Bingo Night @ Welst Apr 18
- PALS Superhero Storytelli Apr 23
- STARS Learning2Fly Apr 25
Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202
Down Syndrome Guild of
Greater Kansas City
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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 Trivia Night
Join us at the DSG office on March 19th from 6:15-8:30 for our DSG trivia night. Attendees will get drinks, snacks, and a chance to be crowned DSG Trivia Champion! The top two teams will receive prizes, and raffle prizes will also be available. Cost is $30 per person or $100 for a team. Click here to register.
15th Annual PRivate Cellar Wine Tasting & Auction
Join us for Kansas City’s premiere wine event, Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 6:00-9:00pm. at the Gallery event space, located near the Power & Light District. Guests will sample wines from every important region from all over the world. Come to taste these highly acclaimed wines. Enjoy gourmet delectable bites. Bid on unique wines from Kansas City’s foremost private collectors in the silent and live auctions. Wine packages, wine travel, wine art and more wine! Raise a glass and support the Down Syndrome Guild. Click here to purchase your tickets.
DSG is thrilled to partner with three KC Metro tattoo parlors who are hosting #TheLuckyFewTattoo days. Get some family/friends together, select a shop and call to schedule your appointment. Price is $60 for small or medium size and $10 will be donated back to the DSG to support our mission. Click the flier to learn more about the tattoo and find a date/location near you.
DSG believes knowledge is power! We encourage our members to attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention. The 2018 convention will be in Dallas, TX July 12-15, 2018. Visit http://www.ndsccenter.org/register-now/ to learn more.
AGING IN PLACE SEMINAR
Join us at the DSG office on April 7th from 9 AM- 12 PM as a panel of experts will present on modifications families can make to their home or apartment to accommodate persons with declining skills or dementia. Click here to register.
Each year DSG recognizes 21 community champions doing amazing work to support our members as we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on 3:21. Members are invited to nominate a teacher, therapists, doctor, family friend, babysitter, legislator, coach or any other important person who is making a difference in the lives of people with Down syndrome. Nominations closed on February 20th. Stay tuned! We will release our World Down Syndrome Day video honoring our champions on 3/21.
WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY AT COCO KEYS
Bring the whole family and help us make a splash as we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on 3/21 at CoCo Keys indoor waterpark. Don't forget your towel, camera and some money for snacks and drinks. Register online here.
Tee Up for down syndrome golf tournament
Join us for the 16th Annual Tee Up for Down Syndrome Golf Tournment, being held on Monday September 10, 2018 at the prestigious and beautiful Shadow Glen Golf Club, consistently named as one of Golf Digest’s Best Courses in Kansas. The four man shot-gun scramble will tee off at 10:00am with registration, browsing the gift salon breakfast, raffle items and bloody marys beginning at 7:30am. All golfers will enjoy a great day of golf and VIP treatment. Golf team registration forms and corporate sponsorship details are coming soon.
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.
2017 YEAR IN REVIEW