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Upcoming Events

April 22, 2015

A Special Guest Lecture from Brian Chicoine, MD

Brian Chicoine, MD is the Medical Director of the Advocate Medical Group Adult Down Syndrome Center and is on the faculty of Family Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. Dr. Chicoine is co-founder of the Adult Down Syndrome Center that has served and documented the health and psychosocial needs of adolescents and adults with DS since its inception in 1992. He has presented regularly at national and regional conferences, published numerous articles, and co-authored two books: Mental Wellness of Adults with Down Syndrome and The Guide to Good Health for Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome published by Woodbine House Press.

Be sure to RSVP in the top right hand side of this page or call 302-995-1004.
Start: April 22, 2015 7:00 PM
End: April 22, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Easter Seals DE
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle, Delaware, 19720
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May 1, 2015

Take Your Team to the Tavern

Kick off the 2015 Buddy Walk with an adult night out with your team at Catherine Rooney’s on Delaware Avenue in Wilmington.

A night full of guest bartenders, specialty drinks, complimentary snacks, raffle baskets and 50/50 drawing.

Tips and a portion of food and beverage sales goes to the Buddy Walk!

Participants must be 21 or older.
Start: May 1, 2015 6:00 PM
End: May 1, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Catherine Rooney's Irish Pub
1616 Delaware Ave
Wilmington, Delaware, 19806
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May 2, 2015

Outreach Event- Parent's First Call Program Seminar

All members of the Outreach Committee are encouraged to attend.

If you think you may want to get involved in outreach or to be a resource parent in the future, this would be a great event to attend.
Meet current Outreach members and learn more!!

Note: if you are traveling far and need to arrive the night before please let Mary Stephens know at mary_maniscalco@hotmail.com and she can help connect you with a host family/home.

Parent's First Call Program
Supporting expectant and new parents…

You are invited to join us for a Parent’s First Call training…
• Share your personal experience
• Learn best practices for being a support parent for new and expectant families
• Role play scenarios of support
• Discuss next steps for our Parents First Call program

Sarah Cullen, Family Support Director from
The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress
is providing this exclusive training for interested parents
based on their nationally acclaimed Parents First Call Program

DATE: Saturday, May 2, 2015
LOCATION: Classroom #1- A.I. DuPont Hospital
TIME: 8:45am registration and continental breakfast
9am – 2:30pm Parents First Call Training
2:30 – 3:30pm Prenatal First Call Training
Lunch and Breakfast will be served
RSVP online by clicking on the "register for this event" link above or call 302-995-1004.

Please note that there are many ways to be involved in our Parent’s First Call Program ~ we need a variety of parents to make this successful! Come learn more about the different opportunities, attend the training, and be inspired to make a difference!

Childcare will not be provided.
Start: May 2, 2015 8:45 AM
End: May 2, 2015 3:30 PM
Venue: A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road
Classroom 1 on the 3rd Floor
Wilmington, Delaware, 19803
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May 2, 2015

Spring Teen/Adult Semi-Formal

It's time for the Spring!

Join us for a semi-formal dinner and dance on Saturday, May 2nd from 6:00 to 9:00pm at the MOT Senior Center.

Address: 300 S. Scott St. Middletown, DE 19709

Semi formal attire. Teens and adults ages 12 and older only please.

RSVP required by April 24th. Please RSVP online or call 302-995-1004

We hope to see you there!
Start: May 2, 2015 6:00 PM
End: May 2, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: MOT Senior Center
300 S. Scott Street
Middletown, Delaware, 19709
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May 17, 2015

2015 Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk to promote the understanding, inclusion and acceptance of people with Down syndrome. More than 1.5 million people worldwide have participated in a Buddy Walk.

On Sunday, May 17th, the DSA of Delaware will celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Buddy Walk at the University of Delaware. More than 2,000 people are expected to participate by walking, volunteering or collecting donations in the name of their Buddy or Team. Following the walk are free activities and entertainment for toddlers to teenagers.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and plan to spend the day with your Buddy or team.

***Registration opens February 6***
Start: May 17, 2015 11:00 AM
End: May 17, 2015 3:00 PM
Venue: University of Delaware
619 S College Ave
Sports Complex
Newark, Delaware, 19716
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