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Down Syndrome
Information Alliance

January 2012
DSIA has so many great
upcoming presentations!

Be sure to check our Website frequently for updates on the MANY exciting activities and events DSIA has planned for 2012!
Table of Contents

Marriage, Family, & Disability Workshop
Friday, January 13, 2012

IEP Workshop with Area Board 3
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Nutrition Workshop for Children
Saturday, February 4, 2012 

Oral Motor Placement Parent Presentation
February 8, 2012

to see full event descriptions!
Marriage, Family, & Disability Discussion 
Sue Trunnel, M.A., M.F.T.

Friday, January 13, 2012 | 7pm 
Sue is a licensed counselor and therapist who will discuss how having a child with a disability might affect your marriage/family, and how to nurture your relationships through it all.

10474 Mather Boulevard, Mather, CA 95655
CLICK HERE for directions
IEP Workshop with  
Area Board 3 Advocate

Saturday, January 21 2012 | 9am-12pm 
Teaching families about IEPs, how to advocate for your child's education, and answering questions you might have about IEPs or other education issues.

10474 Mather Boulevard, Mather, CA 95655
CLICK HERE for directions
DSIA Sponsors Nutrition Workshop  
for Children

February 4, 2012
10am - 12pm
DSIA is hosting a nutrition workshop for children of all ages and their parents. Meghan O'Hara, is a registered dietician and always has great information for our families.  It promises to be informative, interactive and tasty!

Sierra 2 Center – Room 10 | 2791 24th St  Sacramento, CA 95818
DSIA Sponsors Oral Motor Clinic

February 8-9, 2012
Scholarships available for DSIA members!
DSIA is hosting an oral motor clinic with renowned oral placement and speech therapist Renee Roy Hill. Ms. Hill charges $750 for an initial evaluation, and $550 for a program plan update (those families who saw Sara Rosenfeld Johnson last year would opt for a program plan update). 

If you would like to make an appointment, please email Appointments are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Current DSIA members will receive a $150 scholarship. 
CLICK HERE to become a member or renew your membership. 
Oral Motor Presentaion for Parents only!  

February 8, 2012
7 - 9pm
DSIA brought Renne Roy Hill's oral motor clinic to Sacramento. Renee Roy Hill is a world-renowned speech language pathologist who specializes in oral motor therapy. On February 8th, as part of her oral motor clinic, Renee will give a free 2-hour presentation for parents of children with Down syndrome.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Renee
Sierra 2 Center – Room 9 | 2791 24th St  Sacramento, CA 95818
Renew Your DSIA Membership... 
or Join for the First Time!

Individual/family memberships only $35 per year!
Member benefits include:
  • DSIA's monthly eNewsletter, plus additional updates about upcoming events and activities
  • access to special events (like the Capitol Airshow in 2011)
  • free social events and educational workshops with expert guest speakers that our community requests
  • reduced fees and potential scholarships for those activities that require a fee (like the reduced fee for SunSplash and the member scholarships for the oral motor clinic)
  • and much, much more!
Your membership not only benefits you, but it benefits the Down syndrome community more broadly. You support DSIA's mission, our vision, and provide a member base that tells our community (educators, medical professionals, families, etc.) that we are doing important work.

In previous years, memberships were valid January 1 - December 31. Now, DSIA memberships are valid for 365 days from the day you join/renew. And after you sign up in 2012, you will receive a reminder approximately one month before your membership expires, with a link to renew online. How's that for easy?!
Click here to join/renew!

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