Volume 21 Issue 5 | June 2019
The Latest Updates from TDSN
iCan Bike Camp comes to the Trianlge
Not just a milestone to check off a list, riding a conventional bicycle is a major accomplishment that provides individuals with Down syndrome both independence and pride. In just five days, iCan Bike has proven they can teach people with disabilities how to ride a two-wheel bike.

There are several ways you can be involved in making the iCan Bike Camp a success. Your loved one with Down syndrome can apply to participate as a rider, you and your friends can volunteer to assist riders reach their goal, and you can donate financially or with in-kind gifts.
Mark your calendars for the week of July 15th and we will see you at the Fairgrounds! Click here to volunteer and click here to donate! Questions? info@tdsn.org
Do you have an infant or toddler and want to meet other families traveling the same journey? Want to get better acquainted with the TDSN? Join us on Saturday morning!
Please RSVP mahala@tdsn.org
Thank You to our Sponsors,
Foursomes, and Volunteers
The second annual TDSN Golf Classic was another successful day on the links despite the weather. TDSN raised nearly $20,000 through the generosity of our sponsors and participants.

A big thank you to our Buddy Hole self-advocate volunteer, Shea McCaffrey!

We look forward to seeing you next year as we continue to grow the annual TDSN Tee Up for Down Syndrome Golf Classic.
Milestones and More!
Meet Jahrell Clayton


Jahrell was born with a heart defect and hospitalized for two months, causing progress in milestones to be put on hold. However, as he approaches his second birthday it seems like all the milestones he wasn't making before are catching up at full force! Jahrell is climbing on and off the couch. He's pulling to stand and cruise around his pack and play and when you hold his hand to walk - he takes off like a rocket!

Great job Jahrell, the Claytons, and Marty, his PT!

Share your loved one's milestones - big and small.
Email  info@tdsn.org
Moms' Nights Out

  • Greenville - Thursday, June 27th - 6:30 p.m. - aTavola! Market Cafe 
  • Raleigh - Monday, July 22nd - 6:30 p.m. TDSN sponsored MNO at KINGS 

Please RSVP for Moms' Night Out so we know how many to expect.
Babies are always welcome!
GRANDS Update

Thanks to everyone that joined us for the GRANDS Social and we look forward to continuing to build our database and interest in the GRANDS group. We discovered three key areas where our grandparents want to be involved: 

  1. Donating or soliciting funds for TDSN Welcome Baby Bags and The New Parent Handbook
  2. Volunteering for projects at the TDSN office 984-200-1193
  3. Donating and or collecting items for TDSN Welcome Baby Bags (blankets, diapers, washcloths, small toys, socks, etc.)

We appreciate these suggestions and the impact our GRANDS have on the TDSN New Parent Program. We welcome ideas and suggestions at any time . . . Look for our next SOCIAL later in the summer.  Please forward this information to other GRANDS that may want to become involved with TDSN and suggest they get involved in the Down syndrome community! Please contact TDSN at info@tdsn.org or 984-200-1193.
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Helping children and adults with Down syndrome understand death and cope with grief
You can contribute to this valuable resource
Rose Reif is a Qualified Developmental Disability and Mental Health Professional who supports people with disabilities and their families. Woodbine House has asked Rose to write a book about helping children and adults with Down syndrome understand death and cope with grief. Rose wants to ensure the book is filled with valuable information that addresses families’ needs. To assist Rose with this project, we are asking families to share their questions and concerns about what they may experience, as well as families who have already gone through the process of losing a loved one.

There are two opportunities for you to contribute to the success of the book.
Gigi’s Playhouse Raleigh will host a session on Friday, June 7 th where you can ask questions and share concerns and fears. More information about the session and registration is available here .

If your family has already suffered a loss and you are willing to share your experiences with Rose, please contact donna@tdsn.org . You will have the opportunity to have a conversation with Rose or answer a questionnaire.
Upcoming Events

June 8th: New Parent Meeting 10:00 a.m. mahala@tdsn.org

June 11th:  New Mom Social in Greenville 1:00 p.m.

June 12th:  Marbles Family Fun Night 5:30 p.m.

June 27th: MNO Greenville at  aTavola! Market Cafe 6:30 p.m.

June 27th - June 30th:  NDSC Conference Pittsburgh, PA

July 10th:  Parent & Child pottery painting at the  Painted Peacock 10:00 a.m.

July 15th-19th:  iCan Bike Camp

July 22nd: MNO Raleigh at  KINGS 6:30 p.m.

Save the Dates
October 6th: NC Buddy Walk
November 2nd: NC Down Syndrome Conference
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
June 17th | July 15th
Contact: info@tdsn.org
Together We Can Do So Much!
Why give to TSDN? Your support helps us to embrace new families with welcome baby bags and provide expectant mothers with up-to-date resources. 
 
Among other things, your donation helps to educate healthcare professionals on how to deliver special healthcare guidelines to people with Down syndrome. We thank you for your support!