July Newsletter
Summer Movie Event
Thank you to everyone who attended the summer movie event. There were 110 DSAG members who attended the event!
D.A.D.S. meet tonight
July 2
Monday, July 2, 2018
at Chick-fil-A Mountain Grove
(South Knoxville)
7565 Mountain Grove Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37920
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. 
Littles and Lattes
will NOT meet in July
Thank you to First Baptist Concord's Helping Hands Ministry for providing the space for us to meet. 

Littles and Lattes will meet in August.
Introducing Buddy Walk Ad Signs
Purchasing a Buddy Walk ad sign will advertise your business to a group of over 1,000 people on the day of Buddy Walk. This will replace our traditional paper program that has been distributed at Buddy Walk in the past.
*Families- ad sales will continue to count toward your fundraising goal.

Click here for an Ad Sales form. 
Ads are due by  September 1, 2018.

Click here to view an example of ad/sponsor signs to be displayed at Buddy Walk 2018.

Look for more information about Buddy Walk and online registration soon!
Knox Extra Cool Moms
Mom's Night Out
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7PM
McAllister's Deli
232 Morrell Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37919

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:

July-Littles and Lattes will not meet 
July 2- DADS meeting
July 11- Knox Extra Cool Mom's Night Out
August 8*- Littles and Lattes
August 25* - Hoops for Hope 2018
September 1- Buddy Walk Ads due
October- Ds Awareness Month
November 4- Buddy Walk 2018
December- Christmas event
March -3.21 Race
March 31- Dollywood
Ds Awareness Tshirt

Grab one of these awesome tees designed by one of our DSAG moms! She organized the fundraiser to help spread Down syndrome awareness and support DSAG! A portion of the sales is donated to DSAG.
Shirts are available to purchase until July 16, 2018.

Click here to order. Please contact the tshirt company here with any questions.
2018 East Tennessee Access-Life Expo

The 9th annual East Tennessee Access-Life Expo is coming up on August 18th. We are looking forward to another great year of fun and fellowship with many activities like boat rides, bank fishing, archery, kayaking, animal interaction, sand art, tie-dye, resource exhibitors and more! 

This event is for individuals living with disabilities AND their families. People of ALL AGES and ALL DISABILITIES are welcome! And as always it is FREE to attend. 

You can register to participate by clicking HERE or by calling
(352)455-9926 or go to our ETN Expo web page for more information HERE. 
Speech and Language Resources

Among the most common challenges confronting people with Down syndrome is speech and language development. As a parent, the resources in the link below can help you become oriented and knowledgeable about the challenge and get you started toward effective therapies.

These Speech and Language Resource Guides for individuals with Down syndrome have been generously provided to the NDSC and its members by Dr. Libby Kumin and Loyola College of Maryland.

Click here for more information
STEP training available 
STEP's mission is to empower parents through information, training and support to become effective partners with professionals in planning appropriate educational programs for

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 $189.42, for you simply signing up  here  and using your Kroger card when you shop. 
The organization number for DSAG is 10330.
Amazon Smile

Remember when you shop at smile.amazon.com Amazon will make a donation to DSAG with each purchase. 

Thank you for supporting DSAG when you shop online!