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Upcoming Events

July 28, 2014

Days of Summer Camp 2014

We are excited to be welcoming everyone back for another exciting time at the Days of Summer Camp! Last year it was a big success and we are looking forward to even more exciting activities, during the longer week and extended day.

Camp is open to children ages 3-13 years old with Down syndrome, and their siblings of the same age range. And again, camp is at no cost to families. We are also looking for young adult counselors ages 16-21 years old. Counselors will receive at least 32 volunteer hours. For more information please see the attached flyer.

NEW: Applications can now be filled out on the computer (type in fields), then printed and mailed. Mailing instructions are provided on the applications. Please don't forget to include a picture. Any questions or concerns please contact camp director, Lauren Camp, at lauren@trentcamp.com or 302-757-2303. Thank you!
Start: July 28, 2014 8:30 AM
End: August 1, 2014 3:00 PM
Venue: Saint Anne's Episcopal School
Address:
211 Silver Lake Road
Middletown, Delaware, 19709
Links: More Information

August 1, 2014

Mom's Lunch Out

Calling all moms! Join us for a fun lunch out on Friday August 1st. At the lovely Cantwell's Tavern in Odessa, DE. 12:30pm, everyone pays their own way and no children please. We have a room reserved but please RSVP so we have a number to expect. Hope to see you there!
Start: August 1, 2014 12:30 PM
End: August 1, 2014 2:30 PM
Venue: Cantwell's Tavern
Address:
109 Main Street
Odessa, Delaware, 19730
Links: More Information

September 4, 2014

Parent Education Meeting

You Spoke; We Listened
Parent Education Meetings

Many Thanks to everyone who responded to our survey this summer. You gave us many suggestions and ideas for making our meetings more meaningful and useful for you. Our first meeting is based on all your feedback – new location, new day of the week, and a topic which applies to all our children and young adults.

Mark your calendars for the first Parent Education Meeting:

Thursday, September 4, 2014. 6:30 – 8:30 pm

New Castle Library,
424 Delaware St.?New Castle, DE 19720

Topic: Behavior and Social Skills (Toddlers to Teenagers)
Join us as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) covers some of the following topics:
- Appropriate social behavior (social cues)
- Making friendships
- Behavior challenges in persons with access and functional needs
- Behavior challenges in persons with speech impediments
- Independent living / acquiring life skills

Childcare will be provided in the library space. Please RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
Start: September 4, 2014 6:30 PM
End: September 4, 2014 8:30 PM
Venue: New Castle Library
Address:
424 Delaware St.
New Castle, Delaware, 19720
Links: More Information

September 6, 2014

DSA Day at Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbor

Come enjoy a day of summer fun by the pool, beach, and boat rides at the beautiful Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbour! A day designed just for the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware. Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers and drinks will be provided at no cost to families. Please bring a side dish or a dessert to share.

Come Hungry -- A cookout will be held later in the day.

RSVP is required by August 31st, please help us plan for the day of fun!

If you have a Coast Guard approved life vest for your child please bring one- the Yacht Harbor will lend out some but there is a limited supply.

For more information on the Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbour, please visit their website www.bbyh.com.
Start: September 6, 2014 12:00 PM
End: September 6, 2014 7:00 PM
Venue: Bohemia Bay Yacht Harbour
Address:
1026 Town Point Road
Chesapeake City, Maryland, 21915
Links: More Information

September 12, 2014

Speech and Feeding Seminar with Lori Overland, MS,CCC-SLP

This one day seminar focuses on the development of oral-motor and feeding skills in the Down syndrome population from birth to adulthood. Factors which potentially impact feeding will be presented. This will be followed by an overview of therapeutic intervention strategies to prevent long term feeding problems. Assessment of sensory and motor skills will be discussed prior to the lunch break. The afternoon program provides a framework for developing sensory diets and facilitating improved oral-motor and feeding skills through therapeutic feeding techniques.

The seminar will be held on Friday, September 12th at the Easter Seals of New Castle DE.

Registration pricing is as follows. Please take advantage of Early Bird Registration Prices before August 12th! Lunch is included in registration price.

Professional (includes CEUs): $125 before August 12th, $150 after
DSA member: $25 before August 12th, $35 after
General Non member: $35 before August 12th, $45 after

To register please click on the link on the right hand side of this page.

Please pass this information along to your child's therapists. We hope to have a great turn out for this seminar.

A flyer with all the seminar information (location, pricing, schedule) can be found on the right hand side of this page.
Start: September 12, 2014 8:00 AM
End: September 12, 2014 4:00 PM
Venue: Easter Seals
Address:
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle, Delaware, 19720
Links: More Information

October 18, 2014

Run for The Buds

6th Annual 5K and Half Marathon at Rockford Park
Start: October 18, 2014 9:30 AM
End: October 18, 2014 12:30 PM
Links: More Information