- IEP Binder Make and Take Feb 20
- STARS Jazzercise Night Feb 21
- PALS Rock the Spectrum Ni Feb 23
- New Parent & Extended Fam Feb 24
- Club 3-21 Hop Sports Fitn Feb 27
- STARS Laser Tag Night Feb 28
- Siblings Kick it Foos Mar 01
- Toilet Training in Four D Mar 03
- STARS Kick it Foos Mar 07
- Improving Speech and Comm Mar 08
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.
DSG New Parent Breakfast
New parents are invited to join us at the DSG office on February 24th at 9:00am for a delicious breakfast, followed by facillitated conversations with other new parents, as well as parents of teens with DS. Click here to register.
NDSC Convention scholarships
DSG believes knowledge is power! We are pleased to extend a limited number of $500 scholarships to our members to help them attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention. The 2018 convention will be in Dallas, TX July 12-15, 2018. Complete a scholarship application online here by February 10th. Applicants will be notified of their status by March 1st so they can plan accordingly.
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.
Nominate a community champion
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. Complete the online application here. Deadline to apply is February 20th and nominators will be notified of ther application status by March 1st.
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.
I Can Communicate Classes
The I Can Communicate Program offers students with Down syndrome who are 10-18 years of age an opportunity to learn the fundamental components to social interactions. In the first few classes, students will discuss how to begin, continue, and complete a conversation with a friend and a stranger. Apply here by February 23rd. Students accepted will be notified and invoiced by March 10th.
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