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YOU can spread the AWARENESS this Month!

Are you looking for a great way for you and your loved one to get involved in raising awareness in the community? 

We have developed a GREAT introduction for classmates to learn more about our designer genes! "What does it mean to have Down syndrome?" This presentation is available for families to share with your teacher or present in your child's class/school.

You can also request for our Education & Employment Specialist to present at your school. Email for a copy of our Down syndrome classroom presentation or to schedule a presentation.

Keep reading to learn about more ways to celebrate
Down Syndrome Awareness Month!
Are you ready for a GOOD TIME?

Let's put on our dancing shoes and celebrate
Down Syndrome Awareness Month and kick off our
2023 Tour of Champions Bowl-A-thon and Silent Auction!

Date: Friday, October 14
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dinner by Sonny's BBQ

Location: Winter Park Community Center
Address: 721 W New England Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789
Congratulations to our

These teams will be on the

Emery's Entourage
Hazel's High Fives
Team Jameson
Team Mason
Zion's Army

Our Tour of Champions billboard winner:

Our Ambassador of Inclusion billboard goes to our
2022 Corporate Cup Winner :

Are YOU ready to BOWL?
Orlando City Soccer is offering YOU an assist:
Sign up NOW to BOWL!
We love when our community partners get on board to help us motivate teams to sign up and help us reach our $500,000 goal!

Orlando City Soccer has donated four box tickets with food and drink included to their last home game of the season on Saturday, October 9 against Columbus Crew for our next bowling incentive!
Donors will receive one entry to the drawing for
every $25 donated between 10/3 and 10/7

Team Captains will receive one entry to the drawing for
every $100 raised between 10/3 and 10/7.
Tour of Champions Bowl-a-Thon
& Silent Auction Committee Meeting
Looking for ways to become an active member with The FOUNDATION?
iCan! Surf
When: Sunday, October 16
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Location: 4516 S. Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
Cost: $20 per participant
Mom's Night Out
When: Thursday, October 20
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Location: Sanford Art & Jazz Night

Enjoy dinner and historic downtown Sanford's thriving arts & live music community.

Stroll the brick-lined streets and visit all participating venues, all within a comfortable walking distance from one another!

Enjoy art, live jazz music, and community with no cover charge and The FOUNDATION will cover $15 per person for dinner.
The 221 Network - for siblings 21+
When: Sunday, October 23
Time: 4 pm-6 pm
Location: Sportstown (Milk District) 2414 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL, United States, 32803

Our newest Leadership Group for siblings 21+ is a networking and social group designed to connect adult family members who have shared life experiences.
The goal of the group is to have fun while providing a friendly environment to ask questions, share ideas and just let their guard down.

Join us for a FUN afternoon of pool, fuse ball, ping pong, and great conversation!
Do You Have A Minute?
Why TNI?
When: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 7 pm- 9 pm
Location: Zoom virtual meeting

RESCHEDULED! We postponed this event as families prepared for Hurricane Ian. This month we will follow up on our Parent Informational Meeting - Why TNI?
Targeted Nutritional Intervention (TNI) is a protocol of supplements based solely on peer-reviewed, published research. This is your opportunity to ask questions and learn more about TNI and Nutrivene
Self Advocacy Camp
October - Members 14-17 years old
November - Members 18+

Join us for an amazing program where your loved one can learn how to improve self-confidence and self esteem, learn how to speak up for their rights, and make choices and decisions that will affect their life. The goal of self advocacy is to help our members be the best version of themselves.
This camp is specifically for our members with Down syndrome to learn how to best advocate for themselves at school, at work, and throughout life.
Breakfast of CHAMPIONS
(for educators)
iCan! Work - Apply TODAY!

Are you 18 years or older?
Looking for meaningful employment?
Check out our iCan! Work program! We are currently hiring!
Magic Games - Volunteers needed!
When: Various dates
Time: Various times
Location: Amway Center

The MAGIC is back! Join our amazing group of volunteers and STAFF and help make our iCan! Work program a magical success!

Our members will deliver meals on the Club level to VIP guests. It is such a FUN time for all who participate! Cheer on the home team while making a difference with The FOUNDATION!
Neurodevelopmental Approach
with Kay Ness
Kay Ness will return to Orlando from November 7-15.

For over 60 years, the neurodevelopmental approach to working with learning, mobility, speech, language, processing, and attention problems, has been offering hope to parents of children who have received a variety of labels. 
This program has helped many children with various learning abilities make advancements in academic gains, sensory issues, behavior modification, and other areas through the innovative and personalized programs by Kay Ness.   
People trained in the neurodevelopmental approach look at the causes, train the parents to work with their child at home to address the problems and also accelerate academics to help the child catch up. By addressing root causes of learning and developmental challenges, Kay has guided many families to help their loved ones reach levels of achievement that were thought impossible.

Contact Kay at to schedule an evaluation.
Camping Registration
When: November 11-13
Location: Jetty Park Campground - 9035 Campground Cir.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920


This weekend is one of the most anticipated events of the year!
Holiday Assistance
If your family would like to receive the ingredients for a Thanksgiving Dinner or assistance with purchasing holiday gifts, please click on the request button below, fill out the form and we will be in touch with you. 
Oral Motor Placement Evaluations
Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) uses a hierarchical based approach to improve speech clarity and feeding skills in individuals of all ages and across diagnoses. These innovative techniques focus on motor movement activities used to improve phonation, resonation, and speech clarity. Combined with a tactile-sensory approach, OPT provides a comprehensive solution to a variety of speech and feeding issues. OPT involves the use of therapy tools to train and transition muscle movements for speech production. Our techniques, applied in combination with the tools, make the difference in client’s lives.

To learn more about Oral Placement Therapy please visit:

Parents are required to view the second video on the page - "Parents' Guide to Talk Tools" to be eligible for an Oral Motor Therapy Scholarship.
The FOUNDATION's next travel clinic will be January 2023.
If you are interested in having an evaluation or re-evaluation with Renee Roy-Hill or Whitney Pimental, please register HERE by October 31. Once you've registered with The FOUNDATION a therapist will reach out in November to schedule your appointment.

If you have any questions please contact Camille.
Online Programming
For more information about our online programming:
follow our private Facebook page, Meetup, or email
Virtual Zumba with Elyse

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 4 pm
Elyse Mundelein will be teaching a virtual Zumba class! No experience needed, just get ready to dance and have fun!

Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, October 4
  • Tuesday, October 11
  • Tuesday, October 18
  • Tuesday, October 25
Virtual Club 321

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 4 pm-5 pm
Club for middle and high-schoolers. This is a great opportunity to socialize, engage, and connect with each other. We'll have something new and different each week!

Upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, October 5, Welcome to DS Awareness Month - learning about self-awareness & confidence
  • Wednesday, October 12 - virtual talent show
  • Wednesday, October 19 - Bingo
  • Wednesday, October 26 - Karaoke with friends
T21 Social Network (18+)

When: Every Thursday
Time: 4 pm-5 pm
This is a great opportunity for our adult group to socialize, engage, and connect with each other. We'll have something new and different each week!

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, October 6 -Self Awareness Jeopardy
  • Thursday, October 13 - Welcome to DS Awareness Month - learning about self-awareness & confidence
  • Thursday, October 20 - virtual talent show
  • Thursday, October 27 - workout with Morganne
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