MDSC Teen & Adult Newsletter
Summer edition #2
August 7, 2020

Hello MDSC teens and adults (and families and friends),

Summer has been bringing the heat! How have you been staying cool?

We have an amazing event planned for Saturday, August 15th. If you like singing and games, you will definitely want to join! More details below.

This newsletter is jam packed with amazingness:
  • Our newest AIM member Josiah shares a little about himself
  • Collette shares a '1-2-3 easy' dessert video
  • We've got pictures from your adventures kayaking and paddle boarding, alternatives to high fives, and more!

We would LOVE to hear from you! Send us updates and photos to include in an upcoming newsletter, or just say hello! :)

Hope to 'see' you soon,
Colleen, Kristen and Laura
Meet Josiah!
Josiah and his siblings were recently given short, 2-sentence lines to practice public speaking on camera. Josiah decided he didn't like his script and told mom, Regina, to press record saying 'Mom, I got this'!

Way to go, Josiah, and happy belated 13th birthday!
Upcoming Events
for teens & adults with Down syndrome and their friends, ages 13+
Calling all music lovers! 
Join us for a fun game where we play part of a song, and then YOU finish it!
We'll laugh, we'll sing, we'll have fun!
Don't want to sing in front of a group?
You don't have to! Just join us for some fun! :)

This event is for teens & adults with Down syndrome and friends, ages 13 and up. Register here!
Staying Active & Well
The Lindsay Family on a kayak outing with our friends from Waypoint Adventure!
Cara crushes it on a SUP (stand up paddle) board!

Back to work!
Johann, a graduate of our Your Next Star Academy, returns to work at Star Market with a new essential item - a mask!
Learn something new!
Collette Divitto, Your Next Star Ambassador and owner of Collettey's Cookies, has started a baking show on YouTube. Check out this 1-2-3 easy dessert video to make berry pie!
Looking for a different way to greet people? Check out this great animated graphic of Alternatives to Handshakes, Hugs and High Fives from the World Health Organization (WHO)!
Have you seen?
Faith glams it up!
Did you catch this rock star fashionista on Channel 5 last week? Faith Chandler got a special surprise for her 22nd birthday- a day she'll never forget thanks to Maristela Rapo of Giving the Glam.

Happy 22nd birthday, Faith!
Hunny Bunny, a love story
Hunny Bunny, an entry into the 2020 Easterseals Disability Film Festival, tells the love story of Blair and Susie, who have been together for 16 years.
Parent Corner
Interested in learning about self-directed options through DDS? There are a few upcoming info sessions you might want to check out. The presentations are the same; choose the time that works best for you.
MDSC 2020 Buddy Walk
On October 11th, we'll have walkers participating from across the state for the 2020 MDSC Buddy Walk in Your Community!

Join one of our teams!
  • Team AIM - for youth with Down syndrome ages 13-22 and their families & friends
  • Team SAAC - for adults with Down syndrome ages 20 and up and their families & friends
By participating in the MDSC Cares Buddy Walk, you will be helping the MDSC stay strong during these challenging times.