November Newsletter
Buddy Walk Notes

Thank you to everyone who attended Buddy Walk, participated in fundraising and volunteered. Totals and top fundraisers will be announced in the December Newsletter. If you have any last minute donations, the fundraising deadline is November 15, 2018. Donations can still be made online, or by check made payable to DSAG and mailed to PO Box 53575, Knoxville, TN 37950. If you have any questions feel free to email

A huge thank you to our sponsors! Buddy Walk 2018 would not have been possible without their support!

Thank you for fundraising!
Thank you to our sponsors!
Possible Christmas movie event- December 1

Depending on the interest and availability of DSAG families, we may host a showing of The Grinch on Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 am at Regal Cinemas-Pinnacle Turkey Creek.
The cost will be $5 per person.
Number of seats will be limited.
Concessions will be available for you to purchase.
If there is enough interest, look for an RSVP form and more details soon.
Possible Grinch movie
Regal Cinema- Pinnacle at Turkey Creek

12/01/18 11:00am - 12/01/18 1:00pm

DSAG is planning a possible screening of The Grinch on aDecember 1st at 11:00 am. Please respond with your availability for the event.
I'll be there!
I can't make it
D.A.D.S. will meet tonight
November 5
McAlister's Fountain City
2885 Tazewell Pike
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 337-7146

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
Wednesday, November 14
DSAG is excited to offer a 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.
Knox Extra Cool Moms
Mom's Night Out
Thursday, November 15 at 7PM
9235 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

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 2018-19:

November 5- DADS meeting
November 14- Littles and Lattes
November 15- Knox Extra Cool Mom's Night Out
December 1- Tentative Christmas movie
December 8- Bowling with CAK
March 10- 3.21 Race
March 30- DSAG Dollywood Day 2019
Individuals with Down syndrome aged 10 and above are invited to participate in this fun day of bowling with the CAK Bowling Club. Parents may drop off their child or may stay and watch.

When: Saturday, December 8 from 1-2:30 pm
Where: Oak Ridge Bowling Center
(246 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830)
Cost: $10 per participant at event

Register here by
Saturday, December 1, 2018

If you have any questions, feel free to email 
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Medical grants

UHCCF grants provide financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for.

Click here to learn more
Black Oak Heights Baptist Church is excited to be hosting the 2019 Night to Shine event in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation on February 8th, 2019. 
Registration begins November 1st!

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INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. 

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