Please join us for the CDSPG Summer Picnic at Centennial Park. There will be yummy food from Urban BBQ and Pizza Hut, and lots of fun, including Hawaiian dancers and the second annual celebration of achievements for our kids with Down syndrome and our self-advocates. We hope to see you there!!
Once again, CDSPG is partnering with the Downtown Sailing Center to create a sailing program for teenagers and adults who have Down syndrome who would like to learn how to sail! The program will teach sailing, about the boats, about safety and maintenance and everything that goes along with sailing. Each participant will get time and practice in two kinds of boats and get to show off what they learned in a mini regatta at the end!
As children reach the age of three, parents and guardian are asked to choose between an extended Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Program (IEP). What’s the difference between the two? And what should you consider to make the best choice for your child?
On World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, come play and enjoy lunch with The Little Buddies at The Swellness Center. The Swellness Center is an indoor play space just for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers with lots of developmental play opportunities-gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, social.
This presentation is intended to be a user friendly approach for parents/caregivers of children with Down syndrome to help them teach toileting skills to their children. It will cover “pre-requisites for readiness,” how to teach cooperative sitting on the toilet, how to increase appropriate voids and decrease accidents. We will also address how to begin to set the stage for self-initiation/communicating for the toilet. Bed wetting procedures will also be discussed.
Education attorneys Mark B. Martin and Alexandra Rosenblatt will help you understand what you need to know and what the school system’s obligations are to meet your child’s educational needs under the IDEA. Parents will take home strategies to become effective advocates for their child. The advocacy not only happens in IEP meetings but throughout the school year. Among the information they will share, will be ways to effectively document communications, analyze information from evaluations, and measure educational progress.