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Upcoming Events

October 15, 2015

Gymboree Play Group for Children with Down Syndrome

Explore play enviorments, movement games and parachute activites in this mixed-age class designed to support the physical, social and langauge development of your children.

A great place for parents to come and play together in a safe enviorment while buidling supportive relationships and providing emotional support for families of children with speical needs and abilites. This class is suitable for children with speical needs up to age 5. Siblings age 5 and under welcome!

5:30-6:15 p.m. Thursday October 15th-December 17th

4723 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803

This class is offered free for DSA of DE members only. Families must reigster to attend. Please call 302-477-0553 for more information and to register.
Start: October 15, 2015 12:00 AM
End: December 17, 2015 11:59 PM
Venue: Gymboree Play & Music
4723 Concord Pike
Wilmington, Delaware, 19803
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December 6, 2015

Craft Events, Ages 6-12 & 13+

Age 5(or Kindergarten)-12 years old 2-3pm
Ages 13+ 4-5pm

Join us as we welcome a therapeutic artist as she brings some arts & craft activities for DSA of DE families to enjoy! Jen Easterday is a famous local teacher and is excited to continue working with some campers she sees at Days of Summer Camp. See age ranges and corresponding times above. We will have cookies and drinks. Please be sure to RSVP so we have adequate supplies. Siblings are welcome!

Location: Newark Senior Center (200 Whitechapel Dr. Newark, DE 19713)
Start: December 6, 2015 2:00 PM
End: December 6, 2015 5:00 PM
Venue: Newark Senior Center, Activity Room
200 Whitechapel Dr
Newark, Delaware, 19713
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December 12, 2015

Southern DE Holiday Party

The Dewey Beach Lions Club is excited to welcome all Southern DE DSA Families at their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 12th.

Please be sure to RSVP- DSA of DE will be covering ticket cost for any DSA family that attends but we must have your registration by December 5th.

Location: Dewey Beach Lions Club 115 McKinley St. Dewey Beach, DE 19971

Breakfast 8am-10am
Santa Visits & Crafts 8am-11am

There will be a Santa Letter Station and an Ugly Sweater Contest for the adults!
Start: December 12, 2015 8:00 AM
End: December 12, 2015 11:00 AM
Venue: Dewey Beach Lion's Club
115 McKinley Street
Dewey Beach, Delaware, 19971
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December 12, 2015

Northern DE Holiday Party

Padua Academy has generously offered to host the DSA Annual Holiday Party again this year!

Mrs. Claus will be reading stories to the children before Santa arrives. Santa will be there handing out presents and singing songs (Parents, please bring wrapped and tagged gift for your child).

Date: Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Place: Padua Academy
905 N. Broom Street
Wilmington, De 19806
(Please enter at 10th and broom)

Details: Padua will provide refreshments.

Our party will include:
Arts and crafts
Pictures with santa
Face painting
Cookie decorating and more!

Padua Blue Gold and Project Unify members will be Santa’s helpers!

There is no charge for this event.

Kindly RSVP with number of guests by 12/5 for planning purposes!
Start: December 12, 2015 1:00 PM
End: December 12, 2015 3:00 PM
Venue: Padua Academy
905 North Broom Street
Wilmington, Delaware, 19806
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December 15, 2015

December Parent Meeting

We are excited to announce our December Parent meeting. We will have a special guest, Matthew Korobkin, from the Delaware Department of Education (more details below). This will be a potluck event and childcare will be provided. DSA will provide fried chicken and chick fil a nuggets for kids, as well as beverages. Please bring a side if your last name is letters A-M or a dessert if you last name is letters N-Z.

Event Date: Tuesday, December 15th
Location: AI DuPont Children’s Hospital Classrooms 1&2 (3rd Floor)
Time: Potluck will begin at 6:00 p.m., Discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Please be sure to RSVP.

Matthew Korobkin is the Special Education Officer for Strategic Planning and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary at the Delaware Department of Education. His position was jointly created by the legislature and the DOE and he has been charged with conducting a review of the state’s special education system and subsequently creating a bold, innovative strategic plan for Delaware. He began in this role in March 2015.

Matthew is excited to share some of the early findings of his work with the parents of the Down Syndrome Association. He is also eager to meet and learn from parents of students with disabilities, statewide. Come prepared to learn, ask questions, share your experiences with him, and ideas on how we can improve special education in the First State.
Start: December 15, 2015 6:00 PM
End: December 15, 2015 8:00 PM
Venue: A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road
Classrooms 1 & 2 (3rd Floor)
Wilmington, Delaware, 19803
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February 5, 2016

DSA Night at 87ers Basketball Game

Join us for a fun night watching the Delaware 87ers Basketball team take on the Maine Red Claws!

Date: Friday, February 5th
Time: 7:00pm Tip-Off, Doors open at 6:00pm, 6:15pm Player High-5 Tunnel!

This is our second annual event! Free hat, free parking, and free kid’s zone!

Tickets are discounted to $10 thanks to DSA contribution. To purchase tickets visit: www.sevens.com/promo Use Code: DSA

For question or more information, contact Chanelle Reynolds at 302-351-5372.

Hope to see you there!
Start: February 5, 2016 6:15 PM
End: February 5, 2016 10:00 PM
Venue: Bob Carpenter Center
631 S College Avenue
Newark, Delaware, 19716
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