August Newsletter
Littles and Lattes
August 9, 2017
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. Thank you to First Baptist Concord's Helping Hands Ministry for providing the space for us to meet.

No RSVP is necessary.
D.A.D.S. will not meet in September
Happy Labor Day! Enjoy the time with your family.

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. 

Next meeting will be October 2.
Hoops for Hope 2017
Saturday, August 26 
9:30 am-12 pm
Location- Knoxville Christian School

Individuals with Down syndrome aged 10 and above are invited to participate in this fun day of basketball with the UT Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. 
Individuals of ALL ages are needed to cheer them on.

This event is open to the public – invite everyone you know!
Buddy Walk Program Ad Sales end soon!

Only a few days left to place an ad!!!
Placing an ad in the Buddy Walk program will put your business name in the hands of over 500 people. Ad sales also count toward your fundraising goal.

Click here for an Ad Sales form. 
Ads are due by  August 15, 2017.

Click here to view the 2016 Buddy Walk Program for examples of ads.
  NDSS Times Square Video

If you have a a family member who has been selected to appear in the 2017 NDSS Times Square Video please email a copy of the submitted picture to The photos will be featured in the 2017 Knoxville Buddy Walk Program.
Please email the photos by September 1.
Knox Extra Cool Moms
Mom's Night Out
Monday, August 14 at 7PM
Uncle Maddio's Pizza
2052 Town Center Blvd
Knoxville, TN 37921

Maryville Mom's Night Out
Thursday, August 31 at 7 PM
Calhoun's on the Creek
751 Watkins Rd.
Maryville, TN 37801

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 2017:

August 9- Littles and Lattes

August 14- Knox Extra Cool Moms

August 15- Buddy Walk Ads due
August 26- Hoops for Hope
August 31- Knox Extra Cool Moms (Maryville)
September 1- Times Square Video pictures due
September 6-Littles and Lattes
September 4- Happy Labor Day!
October 2- DADS meeting
October 22- Buddy Walk 2017
December 9- Ripley's Aquarium
*Dollywood event will move to April 8, 2018*
Do you shop at Kroger?

Kroger Community Rewards is for you. Thank you to those of you who have linked your Kroger card to benefit DSAG. We received a donation of $121.90, for you simply signing up  here  and using your Kroger card when you shop. 
The organization number for DSAG is 10330.
Special Needs Night at Max Air Trampoline Park

On the first Tuesday of each month our center court trampoline is closed to the public and open specifically for our flyers with special needs. Tickets are $9 per jumper (per hour). Lights are dimmed and music is turned down.

Click here to visit the website

STEP logo
STEP training available

With school going back, it is a good time to learn more about your child's education. STEP's mission is to empower parents through information, training and support to become effective partners with professionals in planning appropriate educational programs for their children.

Workshops that help to increase families’ knowledge base is a major focus of STEP. Why?  Information is empowering. Our workshops will help you feel more confident and positive as you participate as part of the team making educational decisions for your child. We offer a wide range of training topics.

The 8th Annual East Tennessee Access-Life Expo

Saturday, August 19th 

Cherokee Dam Park in Jefferson City from 10am-2pm 


This event is for individuals and families living with disabilities. Volunteers are also still needed to help serve in the various activity areas, as well as to be “buddies” for the participants who attend.


The day’s activities will include boat rides, bank fishing, kayaking, archery, arts & crafts, games, animals, resource exhibitors, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, snacks, lunch and more and as always it is completely FREE.   


Registration is open for participants either online by clicking HERE or via phone by calling 352-455-9926