Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota 

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Opening Hearts ... Changing Minds Fall 2011

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Hello DSAM Volunteers!  


I hope you all had a wonderful summer!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out in August for the Joey Hebert Classic for Down Syndrome in August and for the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walks just a week ago!


We hope you had as much fun as we did!


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Monkey Mind Pirates!


We are looking for volunteers for our fall program for self advocates. The self advocates will be gathering at the DSAM office in St. Paul for three weekends to put together a puppet show with Z Puppets called Monkey Mind Pirates: 

We are looking for volunteers to help support the self advocates during the workshops. This could range from any where from helping the self advocates understand directions to helping them with writing and more. This is a pilot program for the Association, so you will learn with us!

The dates are: October 22 & 23, October 29 & 30, November 5 & 6 and then the performance will be on November 12th. Each day has a morning (9-12) and an afternoon session (1-4). I know this is a lot of time to ask people to commit. We need three volunteers for each session, so however we can make it work, I am open to! 

Attached is information about Monkey Mind Pirates as well as our new Volunteer Form. If you've volunteered for us before this will be new to you. It is part of our new policies and procedures. If you are interested in participating in this program, please fill out the form and send it back to me with your availability.


Pancake Breakfast and Holiday Party

Interested in helping at the pancake breakfast - November 13th or the holiday party - December 10th? Please contact the office at (651) 603-0720 or


Anyone volunteering with children or self advocates is subject to a background check for the safety of our members.