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MDSC Teen and Adult Newsletter
May 29, 2020

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

It was a short week, so we are bringing you a short newsletter today. :)

We have events scheduled the next 4 Saturdays and would love for you to join in on the fun!

Stay cool!
Colleen, Kristen and Laura
Weekly Motivation
Chef Cole creating a visual cookbook!
Cole has been hard at work in the kitchen creating delicious food, AND a book to share his visual recipes and kitchen resources with others! RataColé is his perfect combination of the Disney Movie Ratatouille and his name!
Check out Cole's new Facebook page, RataColé Cooking in Pictures , to learn how he got started on his food journey and sneak peeks of his visual cookbook!
Send us your videos and photos , and we'll share them in an upcoming newsletter! It is a great way to stay connected and motivated!
Upcoming Events
We're bringing the AIM Spring Fling back with our friends from the NCL - Blue Hills Chapter!

Virtual AIM Spring Fling
for youth ages 13-22

Saturday, May 30

Amy's Yoga - Saturday, June 6
Amy invites teens and adults, ages 13 and up, to join her for a morning yoga session!

Saturday, June 6 at 11am

The Details:
  • Opening Circle - Share your name and favorite snack
  • Warm-up - Amy will lead us in a warm-up with deep breathing and stretching
  • Frozen Yoga - We will follow along with Cosmic Kids Frozen yoga!
Summer of Salsa
Participate in one or both events!
Saturday, June 13
Salsa Dance Lesson!

4pm class, ages 13-20 - Register

5pm class, ages 21+ - Register

Join us for a virtual dance class to learn some salsa moves with our friend Kelley St. Hilaire of Kadanse Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio!
Saturday, June 20
Summer Salsa Party!

event open to youth & adults with Down syndrome and friends, ages 13+

We're kicking off summer with an epic dance party! Music by DJ Dan, dance moves by YOU, and fun for ALL!
Staying Active & Well at Home
Danny is baking a lot during quarantine!
Danny is baking a lot during quarantine!
Meggie Norton made an exciting announcement this week... she's running the 2020 New Balance Falmouth Road Race 'At-Home Edition' for Team MDSC ! Sending you the best as you start your training, Meggie!
Chris is staying active indoors and out!
What ways are YOU staying active and healthy?
Share your ideas, and we will include them in our next newsletter!
Learn Something New
Leadership Opportunity - LEND Fellow

The LEND Program is seeking an adult (age 23 or over) with an intellectual, physical or developmental disability to take part in the LEND fellowship that runs from September 2020 through May 2021.

For more information, view the LEND recruitment flyer.
Senior Spotlight...
to return next week!

Do you know a senior who we can highlight in the Senior Spotlight? Please reach out to us!
Parent Corner
As Massachusetts and other states slowly start to reopen, there are new questions and challenges ahead. Here are two resources recently added to our COVID-19 resource page . If you've come across something that has helped you or your daughter/son with Down syndrome, please send it our way so we can share with our MDSC community.

Registration is now open for the MDSC 36th Annual Virtual Conference. Register at  for $29.99 per household.

Each spring, over 600 people with Down syndrome, their family members, health care professionals and educators from across New England attend our Annual Conference on Down syndrome. Though we are not able to gather in person this year, we join together virtually to hear the latest research findings and timely information from national and local experts on a range of topics related to Down syndrome.

Special features include the opening celebration honoring our trailblazers, sponsor and exhibitor galleries, and both recorded presentations and live, interactive workshops!