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Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

5960 Dearborn Street Ste. 100
Mission, KS 66202
913-384-4848 Phone
913-384-4949 Fax
info@kcdsg.org

The Good Life Series

Everyone wants to live a good life! Preparing ahead of time is the key to living the life of your dreams. DSG wants to help prepare self-advocates with Down syndrome for a seamless transition to adulthood, alongside their caregivers. There are many stages to transition, so feel free to attend any and all classes you wish based on your self-advocates needs. Remember, its never too early to start planning!

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 Self-Advocates and caregivers learn about the same topic, but in separate spaces

  

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 You may attend a class as many times as you want

  

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Ages 15-23 is the target range for self-advocates (Classes taught at this level)

 

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Be sure to register for each session you wish to attend. 

September 10, 2019          
6:00pm-8:00pm
Becoming An Adult

Self-Advocate Session                             

Activities to help  guide decision making and planning for a future  after high school, college, and beyond.

 Caregiver Session

*Planning for life after high school, college, and beyond

*Funding for the future

*Where to start

*Supports

 

 

November 4, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm
The Learning Continues

Self-Advocate Session

Pizza Dinner and UMKC Campus Tour

 Caregiver Session

*Educational Opportunities Available

*Entrance Criteria

*Documentation Requirements

*Support Services Available

*Financial Aid

 

 

February 20, 2020
6:00pm-8:00pm
Time To Work

Self-Advocate Session

Job Fair and Mock Interviews with local employers 

Caregiver Session

*Employment Options

*Volunteer Opportunities

*Vocational Providers

*Services & Supports

 

April 28, 2020
6:00pm-8:00pm
Living The Good Life

Self-Advocate Session

Tours at the Mission Project Apartments and learning from Self-Advocates already living independently

 Caregiver Session

*Independent Housing Options

*Finances, exercise, cooking, and socializing

*Guardianship

*Supports

*Resource Session