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 is happy to introduce a 6 session program to help improve social speech and communication for 10-18 year old students with Down syndrome! Betsy Sylvester, a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Park Hill School District, will be supporting students in the development of students initiating and engaging in appropriate social skills. Registration is $75 and space is extremely limited. Click here to register.
SUPPORT BREAKFAST- November 11TH
Parents of 0-2 year olds with Down syndrome and their extended family members are invited to join DSG for our quarterly support breakfast. This is a great networking and resource sharing opportunity for families new to the diagnosis. Experienced parents who have older children with Down syndrome serve as facilitators and are available to answer questions. Register by November 6th here.
Special Books by Special Kids
Chris Ulmer from Special Books by Special Kids visited DSG in April and talked Zach, Joey, Morgan, and Sam. Click on the links below to watch the videos.
Morgan & Joey's video (viewed 9.5M times)
Sam's video (viewed 922,000 times)
Zach’s video (viewed 500,000 times)
Fostering Independence in Students
With Down syndrome
Click here to download the presentation materials.
AGING AND DOWN SYNDROME SURVEY
Parents and caregivers of individuals with Down syndrome who are 25+ years of age are invited to complete an aging and Down syndrome survey to help DSG plan fof the future. Click the image below to complete the survey.
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.
2016 YEAR IN REVIEW