The latest news from NCDSA - February 2022

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Join the FUN

Calling all Volunteers! NCDSA provides valuable services to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and our community. Much of what we do depends on the generous work of dedicated volunteers. We have flexible hours and can accommodate almost all schedules. Whether you’re an individual who wants to develop skill sets, a student, part of a service club, civic group, family pack, or professional, all are welcome! 

Check out our volunteer opportunities that include:

  • Small Projects
  • Virtual Volunteers
  • Office Volunteers
  • Social Outings
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Down Syndrome Awareness T-Shirts Order Yours Today

What better way to start a conversation and spread awareness about Down syndrome than wearing the new Down Syndrome Awareness t-shirt? World Down Syndrome Day (March 21st) is fast approaching. Order your Down Syndrome Awareness T-shirts by February 28th in order to receive your t-shirts in time for World Down Syndrome Day.

Order Your T-Shirt
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Parents learn how to actively participate in writing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and navigate the "maze" of forms and paperwork that are part of your child's special education. This workshop will help you identify your child's strengths and needs. It will also prepare you with helpful tips to use assessment results to prepare for writing ambitious and appropriate goals. You will learn how to tune up your skills and identify strategies to ensure that your child's IEP is implemented and changed as she/he matures.

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Transitioning to Pre-School doesn't have to be a daunting task for parents of kids with Down syndrome. When these transitions are successful, children and families are more likely to experience better long-term successes. This series includes important information for parents/caregivers of children 1-3.5 years of age. 

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Round Up for Down Syndrome💛💙

Penn Station East Coast Subs supports NCDSA again! Penn Station is hosting a Round Up for Down Syndrome campaign to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Between March 1st and March 21st customers can round up their purchase to donate to NCDSA! And for a donation of $2 or more, customers will receive a Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon for a sandwich on their next visit. Plan your visit to Penn Station East Coast Subs.


Thank you for your continued support!

Parents of Children 18 and Older 

Seeking parents of adult children with Down syndrome and other Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Share your experiences with providing and finding care for your adult son or daughter.

Participate in an online survey and/or interview in English or Español.

Parents of Adults Survey

Parents of Children Born 2003 or Later

A team of researchers, led by clinicians from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, have created a survey to study the medical support that parents receive around the time of the birth of their child with Down syndrome. If you choose to complete their brief questionnaire, your responses will help inform future research, policy, and advocacy that will affect the medical care that future parents receive.

Info and Survey English
Info y Encuesta Español
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Monthly Events and Activities

Click the individual link to register

2/17 Session 4 Improvaneer Workshop (Virtual) 7:00pmEST

2/22 Moms' Night Out at The Prime Steakhouse in Rocky Mount 7:00pmEST

2/24 T-21 Club Virtual Bingo 7:00pmEST

3/3 Session 4 Improvaneer Workshop (Virtual) 7:00pm

3/4 T-21 Club Game Night 7:00pmEST

3/7 Moms' Night Out at Norse Brewing Co. in Wake Forest at 7:00pmEST

3/9 Teen and Young Adult Parent Support Group Virtual at 7:00pmEST

3/10 T-21 Club Virtual Bingo 7:00pmEST

3/12 The Learning Program 8:00amEST-12:00pmEST

3/12 Family Farm Day at Strouds Creek Farm 10:00amEST- 12:00pmEST

3/17 Session 4 Improvaneer Workshop (Virtual) 7:00pm

3/19 World Down Syndrome Day at the Zoo at 10:00amEST

3/21 World Down Syndrome Day

3/23 NCDSA Homeschool Meetup 12:30pmEST- 2:30pmEST

3/24 T-21 Club Virtual Bingo 7:00pmEST

3/24 Moms' Night In Virtual at 8:00pmEST

3/26 New Family Support Meeting 10:00amEST-12:00pmEST

3/27 NCDSA Sibshops 3:00pmEST- 5:00pmEST

3/28 NCDSA Playdate 10:00amEST- 12:00pmEST

3/28 Moms' Night Out at Que Chula in Chapel Hill at 7:00pmEST

3/31 Session 4 Improvaneer Workshop (Virtual) 7:00pm

Why give to NCDSA

North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance is an effective, compassionate, and comprehensive resource on Down syndrome throughout North Carolina. NCDSA envisions a culture in which all people with Down syndrome are empowered to achieve their full potential and live healthy, productive lives as valued citizens within the fabric of society.

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