IVDSA Upcoming Events

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Join us Mondays at 4:30PM for baking with Ms. Katie. Katie will show you how to use fun and simple recipes to support language development. She will also provide visual recipe cards and ideas for additional activities to try in the kitchen that can be made into a cookbook for your family. Katie is a speech-language pathologist and developmental specialist with more than 10 years experience working with children and families.

Baking Zoom ID:706-394-448 Meeting Password: Email info@ivdsa.org
Join us for Kickboxing with Aida Mondays at 11 AM

My name is Aida Osborne and I live in the City of Chino Hills.
I have been a fitness instructor for almost 20 years; being an instructor has been one of the most fulfilling yet humbling accomplishments I have had.  
The class features moves from karate, taekwondo, boxing and a little bit of muay thai. Kickboxing is my favorite class to teach at all time. I love and what I do and passionate about it. 
There have been so many fun moments but there’s one unforgettable moments that stand out; during class at 24 Hour Fitness, I saw Catherine Lugo who has Down Syndrome at the back of my class. I then pulled her in front of the class and her face glowed with excitement; she became the star of the class and I gained a great friend. 

Kickboxing Zoom ID:845- 8583 -3488 Meeting Password:Email info@ivdsa.org
Come join us on Tuesdays 5:30pm for Yoga with Angela. This class will be taught by Angela Delgado, a 200RYT certified yoga instructor. Not only does she teach at a reputable studio in Redlands, but she also leads classes for the County of San Bernardino and a few school districts in California. Angela says, “I enjoy connecting with my students and helping create comfort in their bodies. Outside of yoga I enjoy spending time with my 2 dogs, going on walks and bike rides, and eating tasty food.” 

In this class we will focus not only on physical movement, but also mindfulness, stress release, and cultivating calmness; benefits that will follow you well beyond the yoga mat.

It's important to have a safe and uncluttered space to practice in. A mat is nice but not required. In most classes we will use a chair as our prop to assist us in our postures. This will be a gentle slower paced class, combining motion and stretching.

Yoga Zoom ID: 878 4778 2819 Meeting Password: Email info@ivdsa.org
Join us Wednesdays at 5PM for 3D Art with Ms. Laura. Laura Sanchez is a cyber security engineer specializing in digital forensics, and enjoys art in her free time.Prior to her career, Laura spent ten years working with young adults on the autism spectrum, teaching them life and social skills necessary for independent living. Check out the supply list and get ready for some crafting fun!

October Class Dates: 10/22 & 10/28

Art 3D Class Zoom ID:880-1751-0512 Meeting Password: Email info@ivdsa.org
Join us Thursday at 4 pm for Arts and Crafts with NSSLHA Club!

The National Students of Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) undergraduate chapter at UT Dallas provides students with the ability to get involved in volunteering activities and opportunities that will further their understanding and learning as well be an addition to the classes they take. This is a pre-professional program for students studying communication sciences and disorders. Students are able to volunteer through various organizations that will enable them to work with patients and/or assisting the community through an assortment of projects, fundraising, tutoring, and other housekeeping. 

October Class Dates: 10/15, 10/22 &10/29
Register for class through link below each week before class.
Arts & Crafts Zoom Id: 860 3932 1449 Password:Email info@ivdsa.org
Join us for Hip Hop Dance Class with Kaylee Thursday's at 5PM! Kaylee Skinner is originally from Alabama having moved to California to pursue her studies in special education. She is an experienced lyrical, jazz, hip hop and beginning tumbling instructor that combines positivity and encouragement to motivate her students. She has experience working with individuals with special needs and has taught all abilities classes at Miknao Dance Studio in La Verne and Segrestrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa

Hip Hop Dance Zoom ID: 433-644-051 Zoom Password: Email info@ivdsa.org
Join us Fridays October 9th and October 23rd at 4pm for cooking with Ant Paula's Kitchen. Anthony and Paula will delight your taste buds as they create delicious flavorful recipes with you. They are the grandparents of Matthew Wickey and are excited to share their love of food with you. Mangia, mangia!!!

Ant Paula's Kitchen Zoom ID:813-0922-3311 Meeting Password: Email info@ivdsa.org
Join us Saturdays at 4pm for a Lyrical Dance Class with Julia. Julia is a lyrical and ballet dancer who has been dancing since she was 4. She has been to a few studios over the years, one of which being "Dance With Miss Lindsey" in Palm Springs, California. This class is for all ages and all skill levels. No need to bring any equipment. Come for some fun!

Lyrical/Jazz Dance Zoom ID: 889-3084-3939 Password:Email info@ivdsa.org
Join the Little Steps group for a meeting Saturday October 3rd at 11AM for a Parent Connect Meeting. Little Steps is for children and their families. Don't miss out on this meeting to connect with other families in the community!

Next Steps & Little Steps Zoom ID: 819 2380 8529 Password:Email info@ivdsa.org
Get into the Halloween Spirit and join the Friday night Pumpkin Painting and Game Night October 9th at 7 PM. Pre register for this spooky good time and get ready to create and have fun playing games. This free event is open to all ages.

Registration for this free event required

Zoom ID:883 0985 1396 Password:Email info@ivdsa.org
Join Zach V & Pat as they host a special cooking class for IVDSA on October 16th at 4 PM. Zachary Valentine and Patrick Ramirez, known as Zach V and Pat on TikTok, strive to educate and entertain with their positive, comedic, and wholesome skits and dance videos. Food is their love language. If they are not busy creating content, you are sure to find them enjoying some of their favorite foods like pizza and tacos. This brother duo advocate for the Down syndrome community and those with disabilities with a message of kindness, hope, and love.

Pre-Register for this event below.

Zoom ID 812 0348 1526 Password:Email info@ivdsa.org
Calling all you ghouls and gals who are looking for a spooky good time! Get ready to dance the night away on Friday October 30th at 5 PM for the all ages Free IVDSA Halloween Dance Party. Wear your costume and get ready to celebrate the season with friends and fun!

Zoom ID: 884 4687 3163 Password: Email info@ivdsa.org

Halloween is going to look different this year but that doesn't mean we don't want to share in the fun together. Join the IVDSA Virtual Halloween Costume Contest. Snap a pic of you in your costume and send them in to enter. Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded November 1st. To enter send pictures to Kimberly@ivdsa.org, send to IVDSA Instagram DM or IVDSA Facebook Messenger. Make sure you include picture, name and age.
Join Eric Doran and Dr. Minodora Totoiu as they lead a presentation on The aging mind of adults with Down syndrome November 10th at 6:30 PM. Make sure you pre-register for this event below.

Eric Doran, MS
Eric Doran manages the Down Syndrome Program at the University of California, Irvine. For the past 20 years, he has helped lead the programs clinical and research activities. He holds a masters degree in Genetic Counseling from UC Irvine. Mr. Doran’s research interests include aspects of both development and aging in individuals with Down syndrome with a primary focus on Alzheimer’s disease.

Minodora Totoiu, MD, PhD
Dr. Minodora Totoiu is a pediatric neurologist by training, working at CHOC Children’s Hospital, where she directs the Down Syndrome Clinic. The role of this clinic is to evaluate and manage the care of children with Down syndrome from birth to 21 years old and make sure that all their needs for health, development and well-being are met. 
Since 2012, she has worked as project neurologist with the UC Irvine Down Syndrome Program. The research and clinical objectives of our Program are to advance our understanding of development and aging in persons with Down syndrome, with a particular emphasis on the biological relationship with Alzheimer’s disease. My primary role in our Program includes the evaluation of research participants, collecting their histories, conducting physical and neurological exams, and making recommendations for their management.

Zoom ID:820 9919 8757 Password:Email info@ivdsa.org
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