March and April 2014 Newsletter

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Inside this issue:

  • 3-2-1 DASH for Down Syndrome, April 26th, 5K Fundraiser and 1 mile Fun Run, sign up by March 21 to be entered to win a $50 gift card!
  • Calendar of Events
  • Staff and Board Member Directory
  • Our Sponsors
  • Letters from the Executive Director and Director of Programming
  • Joy Prom 2014 is Sat, Mar 15. RSVP by Mar 7
  • Grant Writers NEEDED!
  • Exciting Changes for DSAGC Sub-groups
  • Sub-Group Upcoming Events
  • YMCA Miracle League Spring 2014 Meet and Greet, Mon, Mar 24, 7-8pm
  • Disability Rights in North Carolina, April 9, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • DSAGC New Parent Brunch, Sat, Mar 8, 11 am – 1pm
  • DSAGC Summer Picnic, Sat, May 31, 11 am – 2 pm, McDowell Nature Preserve
  • National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention, July 11-13, Indianapolis, IN
  • Letter from the Director of Education
  • Upcoming Together in Education Events
  • March Information Session:  National Speaker, Patty McVay will present on Curriculum, Visuals, and Behavior:  Mon, Mar 17th, 6:30-8:30 pm at St. Andrews UMC (1900 Emerywood Dr., Charlotte)
  • Co-Teaching Information Session Review – From a Parent’s Perspective, Submitted by Vicki Vila
  • DSAGC Easter Egg Hunt, Sat, April 12, 2-4 pm, St. Andews UMC
  • The Light at the End of the Tunnel, Submitted by Shandra Umazar
  • DSAGC Carolinas Down Syndrome Conference, Sept 26 & 27
  • What is ESY: Eligibility Requirements for Extended School Year Services?
  • DSAGC Camp Horizon, Wed. Aug 20 — Sat. Aug. 23, Held at YMCA Camp Harrison in Boomer, NC
  • The DSAGC Annual Golf Tournament, In Memory of Nicholas G. Kwiatkowski, Fri, May 9th
  • DSAGC Camp Holiday, Three 2-week sessions of day camp fun at Sardis Presbyterian Church, Charlotte

January and February 2014

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Inside this issue:

  • A Note From the President of the DSAGC
  • Calendar of events
  • 2014 Staff and Board Members
  • Welcome New Board Members
  • From the Executive Director
  • From the Program Director
  • Groups & Announcements: KIDS
  • How to Get Started with Special Olympics
  • Groups & Announcements: TEENS/ADULTS
  • 1st Annual Heart-2-Heart Dance sponsored by INReach
  • International Down Syndrome Coalition, World Ds Day Meet Up, March 7-9, Great Wolf Lodge
  • Our Sponsors
  • For the Director of Education
  • TiE Program, IEP Roudtable, Jan 21 from 6-8 pm, DSAGC Office
  • Education Advisory Committee Meeting, Jan 27 from 6:30-8:30, DSAGC Office
  • Education Mentor Training, Jan 28 from 6:30-8:30 pm, DSAGC Office
  • Buddy Walk School Challenge Winners!
  • January Information Session, IEP Goal Writing, Sat, Jan 18th 10am-12pm
  • February Information Session, Effective Co-Teaching, Sat, Feb 1st 10am – 12pm
  • 2014 Allegro Spring Class Schedule
  • DSAGC Annual Golf Tournament, coming in May
  • Mecklenburg County Therapeutic Recreation, Mini Iron Chefs

November and December 2013

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In this issue:

  • DSAGC Holiday Brunch, Saturday, December 7th, Hilton Charlotte University Place Hotel
  • Event Calendar
  • Staff & Board Member Directory
  • Welcome New Board Members
  • Staff Articles
  • Sponsors
  • Groups and Announcements: Kids
  • Groups and Announcements: Teens and Adults
  • Ice Cream Social recap by Casey Hammeke
  • November 16th DSAGC Information Session on "Understanding the Language of Your Child's Behaviors and How to Respond"
  • DS Cognition Research Update, Monday, November 18th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Suzanne Freeman Auditorium, Carolinas Medical Center
  • IEP Roundtables, Nov 7th and Dec 5th, DSAGC Office
  • Education Mentor Training, November 14th, DSAGC Office
  • Educational Advisory Committee, Dec 9th, DSAGC Office
  • 2013-2014 Down Syndrome Specialists are announced
  • NC Read to Achieve and Mandatory Grade Retention review by Stephanie Cook
  • FlashBulb Moments from October's Down Syndrome Awareness Campaign
  • Steps in Transition (from High School into Adulthood) from “The Down Syndrome Transition Handbook: Charting Your Child’s Course to Adulthood,” by Jo Ann Simons, M.S.W. (2010)
  • Another Record-Breaking Buddy Walk!
  • Co-Occurring Diagnoses of Down Syndrome and Autism: Update from the 2013 DSMIG conference and GDSF Research Roundtable
  • Roots and Shoots Fall Picnic and Apple Picking recap
  • 3-2-1 DASH for Down Syndrome 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, Nov 9

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