Volume 21 Issue 3 | April 2019
The Latest Updates from TDSN
Free Football Clinic for the Whole Family
Join TDSN & NDSS for the First Annual Jamison Crowder NDSS All-Star Clinic!

Individuals with disabilities and their families are invited to join us for an inclusive football clinic run by NFL wide receiver Jamison Crowder. Crowder is a Duke alum and was inspired to host the clinic because he has a brother with Down syndrome!

Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Pascal Field House on Duke's West Campus. Lunch will be provided to participants and photo/autograph sessions with NFL and Duke athletes will take place after the clinic.

Registration is free and we encourage you to register soon!
Guide the Way for a New Family
For many new and expectant parents, any opportunity to connect with other parents who have had similar experiences can be invaluable. Might you be that parent?

  • Are you the parent of a child under the age of 8?
  • Would you like to mentor a new family as they begin their journey?

If so, please save Saturday, April 13th for the North Carolina First Call Parent Mentor Training.
Happy 21st Anniversary TDSN
Join us at the Anniversary Reunion Picnic
Sunday, May 5th
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Brier Creek Community Park
10810 Globe Road, Raleigh

Join TDSN families for the annual picnic to celebrate TDSN's 21st anniversary. This year's picnic is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with many families you may have met along your journey, visit with old friends and make new ones, and see how our children have grown and matured.

We are making this year's picnic a party with inflatables, face-painting, lawn games, karaoke, door prizes, hot dogs, hamburgers, beverages, and more.

Bring your folding chairs and picnic blankets for a fun-filled afternoon.

Complete details will arrive in your mailbox soon!
JOIN US APRIL 26th
Snap Pea Creative Dining, owned and operated by Chef Jacob Boehm runs some of the most WILDLY CREATIVE concept dinners in SURPRISING LOCATIONS.
Each 8- to 9-course dinner is carefully crafted to surprise and delight, from the surprise location to the concept menu. Tickets to his dinners sell out in a matter of minutes, so yes, these are literally the HOTTEST tickets in town.
 
What is the date for this dinner?: Friday, April 26, 2019 
 
What is the menu going to be? IT'S A SECRET. 
 
Where will this dinner take place? THAT'S A SECRET AS WELL. (But you will be notified two days in advance.)
 
OK. We will let you know the starting time of the dinner is 6:30 PM in Raleigh. Dress: Casual Chic 
 
Net proceeds of this event benefit the Triangle Down Syndrome Network as Frankie Lemmon School's way of giving back to our community.

Tee Up for Down Syndrome Golf Classic
The second annual TDSN Golf Classic is sure to be another exciting day on the links! The 18-hole championship designed course holds the Arnold Palmer guarantee.
Don't miss out - register today!

Foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Michael at development@tdsn.org.
Medical Outreach - How you can have an impact

It is essential that TDSN continues with our mission of keeping healthcare professionals informed of best practices when delivering a diagnosis, current information on the quality of life for people with Down syndrome, and healthcare guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics specifically for individuals with Down syndrome. Our goal is to reach 250 medical providers and we need your help! 

We still have a few medical outreach packets left and can prepare more!

Please add medical providers' information to our outreach list. Medical providers include anyone who may be in the position to deliver a diagnosis or provide care to an individual with Down syndrome. Volunteers are needed to deliver the packets to providers.
Mom's Nights Out


Please RSVP for Moms Night Out so we know how many to expect.
Babies are always welcome!
TDSN has something for everyone - Dads - Grandparents!
Dad's Night Out
It's Your Turn!

Come grab a beer with other dads
Tuesday, April 9th 7:00 p.m.
Compass Rose Brewery
3201 Northside Dr. #101, Raleigh

GRANDS Social Kickoff
Something for Grandparents!

Join us to meet and mingle
with fellow grandparents
Sunday, May 19th 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
1305 Binley Place, Raleigh

Contact: info@tdsn.org
TDSN Board of Directors Meetings

Capitol Financial Solutions | 8816 Six Forks Rd. | Suite 301 | Raleigh
Third Monday of the month | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
April 15th | May 20th
Contact: info@tdsn.org
Free Summer Camp Guide
The Family Support Program of the UNC School of Social Work has publicized a free resource guide of summer camps for families with children who have special needs.
Upcoming Events

April 6th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Special Needs Resource Fair
Richland Creek Community Church , 3229 Burlington Mills Rd., Wake Forest

April 8th, 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.: Marbles Family Fun Night

April 9th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Dad's Night Out

April 13th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Parent Mentor Training

Benefiting TDSN


May 4th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Family Social on the Farm
Greenville, NC

May 4th: Gigi's Playhouse Raleigh "I Have a Voice" Gala

May 5th, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. TDSN 21st Anniversary Reunion Picnic


May 19th, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: GRANDS

Save the Dates
October 6th: NC Buddy Walk
November 2nd: NC Down Syndrome Conference
Attend the 2019 NC Down Syndrome Conference for FREE

  • Interested in attending the 2019 NC Down Syndrome Conference for free?
  • Want to have input on the topics covered in the breakout sessions?
  • Do you know a potential sponsor or in-kind donor?

To learn more or to get involved with the planning of the conference, contact Donna Beckmann at donna@tdsn.org.

Together We Can Do So Much!
TDSN's mission is to empower, connect, and support parents of individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. Your support helps us reach that goal.