Newsletter

July and August 2014 Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • DSAGC Buddy Walk Fundraising Website is Live
  • Calendar of Events
  • Conference Committee Members Wanted
  • 2014 Staff and Board Members
  • Our Sponsors
  • From the Executive Director
  • From the Director of Programming
  • Group Announcements
  • DSAGC Camp Horizon Self-Advocate Volunteers Wanted
  • Save the Date: An Extra Ordinary Evening, Friday, Sept 19th
  • DSAGC Meet-Up Group for Adults with Ds Age 18 and older, July 1st
  • DSAGC and the Charlotte Knights, Sunday, July 20th at 5:05 pm
  • Saturday, August 2nd, Elevation Church is hosting a Parent’s Day Out for DSAGC families
  • From the Director of Education
  • Down Syndrome 101: Training for Community Providers, Sat, Aug 30th, 10 am – 12pm
  • DSAGC Together in Education: A Year in Review
  • DSAGC Introduces The Learning ProgramTM
  • DSAGC Info Session, Sat, July 26th, 10 am – 12 pm, Estate Planning for Families with Special Needs
  • IEP 101 Webinar, July 10th, 7 – 8:30 pm, Registration and login details to be announced
  • DSAGC Golf Tournament Recap
  • Do you have or know of a child who could benefit from a medical grant?
  • New Ideas About Far Reaching Effects of an Extra Chromosome 21
  • 3-2-1 Dash for Down Syndrome Recap
  • Joy Prom 2014 Recap and Pictures
  • 2014 DSAGC Easter Egg Hunt Pictures

May and June 2014

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In this issue:

  • SAVE THE DATE! DSAGC 2014 Buddy Walk, Oct 11th from 2-6 pm at UNC Charlotte
  • Event Calendar
  • 2014 DSAGC Staff and Board Members
  • DSAGC Sponsors
  • From the Executive Director
  • From the Director of Programming
  • Help Wanted!
  • Sub-Group News and Announcements
  • DSAGC Summer Picnic, May 31, 11 am – 2 pm at McDowell Nature Preserve
  • DSAGC Meet Up (high school seniors and older who have Ds), June 3, 6 – 8 pm, Light Rail Family Restaurant
  • 2014 Scholarship Support to the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention
  • DSAGC Information Session: Down Syndrome 101 for Community Providers
  • From the Director of Education
  • IEP Roundtables, May 20 & June 16, 2014, DSAGC Office, 6-8 pm
  • Help Your Teacher Win FREE Admission to the Carolinas Down Syndrome Conference!
  • CMS Partners with DSAGC TiE Program
  • May Down Syndrome Information Session: A Behavioral Approach to Teaching Toilet Training to Children with Down Syndrome and Related Disorders, May 17th, 10 am – 12 pm
  • June Down Syndrome Information Session: OT Around the House, June 14th, 10 am – 12 pm
  • Walking the Walk....Eating the Choices (a blog post by Joan Medlen – one of our conference presenters)
  • Carolinas Down Syndrome Conference, September 26 & 27, 2014
  • DSAGC Membership Levels
  • DSAGC Summer Camps – Registration and paperwork deadlines are approaching!
  • LuMind Race for Research – You can be a driver!
  • Spotlight on our Favorite People: Jeffrey Nelson

March and April 2014

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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

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