March Newsletter
D.A.D.S. meeting
Tonight! Monday, March 6, 2017
Tonight's guest speaker will be Daniel Cage, financial guide. 
DADS will meet at Chick-fil-A Bearden
4944 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
from 6-7:30 pm

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. 

The next DADS Meeting will be Monday, April 3, 2017 
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Littles and Lattes
March 8, 2017
DSAG is excited to offer a new 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.
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There is still time to register for RACE 3.21
on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Join DSAG as we celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Day being March 21st! Race 3.21 takes you on two different paths! One path is a 3.21K for a 2 mile jog or walk with a special VIP turnaround for a mile; while the other is a 3.21 mile timed race.
 
Buddy Walk Committee
If you are interested in helping plan Buddy Walk 2017 please send an email to angie.holbert@dsagtn.org to receive updates.
Kicks for Kids 

Sunday, April 23
Lady Vols Soccer Team will host our friends with Ds up to age 18, on Sunday April 23 from 2-4 at Regal Soccer Stadium on the University of Tennessee Campus for a Soccer Skills Mini-Camp. You must register by April 13.

Some dates of upcoming games:
Saturday, March 25th at 1:30pm vs. Austin Peay
Sunday, April 9th at 2pm (tentative) versus Cincinnati/Alabama
Saturday, April 22nd (still tentative but 11am-4pm on and off)–tournament style playing West Virginia and Wake Forest

DSAG Zoo Day
 
Saturday, May 6
Mark your calendar and plan for a fun-filled DSAG family day at Zoo Knoxville. Zoo hours on May 6th are 9:30 am–6 pm with a picnic from 11am-1pm at Kids Cove Tent inside the zoo for those who would like to attend. DSAG will be paying admission for current DSAG members and your immediate family who live in your household.

Look for an RSVP and payment form soon!
Knox Extra Cool Moms
Mom's Night Out
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7PM
Carolina Ale House 
9045 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

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.
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Upcoming Calendar of Events:
  Tentative Event Dates for 2017:

March 6- DADS meeting with guest speaker
March 8- Little and Lattes
March 16- KECM Mom's Night Out
March 21- Happy World Down Syndrome Day!
March 26- 3.21 Race
April 3-DADS meeting
April 12-Littles and Lattes
April 13-Kicks for Kids form due
April 17-Zoo forms and payment due
April 23- Kicks for Kids Soccer Event 
May 6- DSAG Day at Zoo Knoxville
June- Summer Social Event
July- Summer Social Event
August- Hoops for Hope
September-No scheduled events
October 22- Buddy Walk 2017
November-No scheduled events
December- Ripley's Aquarium
*Dollywood event will move to Spring 2018*
UT Future Program is accepting applications
FUTURE helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities make a successful transition from high school to adult life by providing them with career counseling and developing their academic, vocational, and decision making skills. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a vocational certificate.
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Scholarships Available for Adults with Ds
The O'Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund has awarded 130 grants for postsecondary education to students with Down syndrome since 2005.

STEP Training

STEP works to improve the lives of families of children with disabilities by guiding them through challenges they face accessing education and community programs.

Forever His Bible Day Camp 

Please reserve a spot for your child by filling out the registration/ medical release form here no later than March 25th.

Click here for more information

The Koinonia Foundation Tennessee was founded in 2001 to promote and support programs offered by The University of Tennessee, through the College of Health and Human Sciences and the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies.

Since then, they have expanded the focus to broaden the range and scope of programs supported in the East Tennessee Region. TKF understands that after the age of 21, individuals with disabilities in multiple functional domains have limited program options to support life-long learning that can enrich their lives.

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MARYVILLE
INCLUSIVE HIGHER-ED
COMMUNITY
CONVERSATION

Let's get together to talk about possible pathways for expanding access to our campus for students with disabilities.
We need your voice!

Click here to register
Contact Mark at 865.207.8346 for more information.