April Newsletter
Kicks for Kids
with Lady Vols Soccer team
There is still to to register!
Lady Vols Soccer Team will host our friends with Ds of all ages, on Sunday, April 15, from 2-4 pm at Regal Soccer Stadium on the University of Tennessee Campus for a Soccer Skills Mini-Camp.

You must register by April 5 to receive a shirt.
Thank you for your support!

DSAG's second annual 3.21 Race to celebrate World Down syndrome day was a success with a total of 191 participants! Thank you to those who came out and ran or walked to celebrate our loved ones with Ds.
Thank you for celebrating 3.21
Thank you to McAlister's Deli for donating $1833 to DSAG! We appreciate everyone's support who attended this fun DSAG event! Read more by clicking the image below.
Knoxville-Area McAlister's Deli Restaurants Celebrate...

Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Alcoa, and Pigeon Forge McAlister's Delis held a fundraiser on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, 2018 to benefit the Down Syndrome Awareness Group of East Tennessee. As a...

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D.A.D.S. at the ballpark
April 21
Dads, grandads, or anyone who is a father figure in the life of an individual with Ds are invited to be part of the group. 

UT vs 'Bama baseball game
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium on the University of Tennessee Campus (directions)
No RSVP necessary, buy a General Admission ticket at the gate for $5.
Plan to meet on the 1st base side. 
Littles and Lattes will meet
Wednesday, April 18
DSAG is excited to offer a program for our preschool age group. Littles and Lattes is designed to be a playgroup type setting for children with Ds (ages birth to 6 years) and their parents. Feel free to bring your own latte or enjoy the provided coffee. No RSVP is necessary. Thank you to First Baptist Concord's Helping Hands Ministry for providing the space for us to meet.
Knox Extra Cool Moms
Mom’s Night Out
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7PM at
Calhoun's on Pellissippi Parkway
10020 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

Knox Extra Cool Moms Facebook page was created for Knoxville area moms of individuals with Ds to share information and social events. If you would like more information, look for them on Facebook.
The page is not managed by DSAG.
Upcoming Calendar of Events:
Tentative Event Dates for 2018:

April 5- Kicks for Kids registration closes
April 8- DSAG Dollywood Day
April 10- KECM Night Out
April 15- Kicks for Kids
April 21- DADS baseball game
Best Buddies at UTK
Come join Best Buddies at UTK for the second annual Casino Night! At this event there will be gambling for charity, dinner, a silent auction, and music. Click here for more information about Best Buddies UTK
The Missing Piece in the Wellness Puzzle for Adults with Down syndrome
April 26, 1 pm

In this webinar, Bryn Gelaro, AM, LSW, Director of Adult Initiatives and Special Projects for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, will address the crucial role behavior and mental health play in the overall health of adults with Down syndrome
Click here to register
Family Workshop on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Knoxville
by Vanderbilt Consortium LEND

This free event will help you become a better advocate for a child with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (IDD). Experts in the field of IDD will speak about a variety of topics, including autism, intellectual disability, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities.

Click here to register
JOY! Conference

Two day conference- on Saturday, join us for keynote speakers, worship, lunch and three different workshop tracks to choose from: Starting disability ministry, established disability ministry, and a parent/caregiver tack. These workshops will be information-packed with knowledgeable speakers who are experts on disability from around Tennessee. On Saturday, exhibitors will be set up 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes after the conference (8:00-8:30 AM and 3:30-4:00 PM). Stop by their booths to learn more about disability organizations in the community, as well as resources and businesses that specialize in helping families affected by disability. This is a great way to get connected right away!

Click here for more information
Fun-tastic Field Day
Saturday, April 21st
10am - 2pm
Brickey-McCloud Elementary school

Enjoy your favorite field day events in an inclusive
environment! Check out adaptive equipment and activities.
Try out our power soccer and goal ball stations. This
inclusive event is for youth (pre-K through 12th grade) with
and without disabilities so everyone can participate in field day.

Click here to learn more