Down Syndrome
Information Alliance
August 5 2011

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Community Support Network!
SAVE THE DATES for these Community Support Network programs in 2011.

Saturday, Sept 17
Saturday, Dec 10
River Life Church,
4401 A St.
Sacramento, CA
For more information contact the DSIA at 916-658-1686
Step Up for
Down Syndrome
October 23, 2011
for more information
Parent Wellness Event 

DSIA, Sacramento Office of Education (SCOE), and Warmline Family Resource Center are joining together to offer a parent wellness event: 
Promoting Health and Wellness through 
Facial and Body Yoga and Nutrition

Friday, August 19, 2011
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Fusion Yoga Studio 
2310 Fair Oaks Blvd #C2,
Sacramento Ca 95825

CLICK HERE to learn more
Enter DSIA's "Step Up" T-shirt Contest!

Your Artwork Might be Seen on 1,000 T-shirts at the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk!

DSIA needs your creative mind and talented hands... this year's Step Up t-shirt could be designed by YOU!

Individuals of any age who have Down syndrome are invited to submit an original design, to be potentially included on DSIA's 2011 Step Up Walk t-shirt, distributed to more than 1,000 people at this year's event. The winning artist will receive special recognition at the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk.
All submitted designs will be placed on display at the Walk. Everyone will have a chance to display their artwork proudly!

Hurry, the contest ends Friday, September 2, 2011. Grab those pencils, markers, and brushes and get to work!
CLICK HERE for official rules and submission information. For more information contact DSIA at 916.658.1686 or email
Step Up for Down Syndrome with DSIA 
Sunday, October 23 | 9am-1pm
William Land Park, Village Green
Step Up for Down Syndrome is much more than just your average walk. It is the rallying point of our local Down syndrome awareness movement; a community coming together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future. The money you raise will support education, advocacy, and local programs that enhance the quality of life for people with Down syndrome and their families. It’s an event for the young and young at heart. Whether you choose to roll, stroll, walk, or hang out and enjoy the festivities, there is fun for everyone!

Last year we raised over $45,000... this year help us raise $75,000 by registering today! 
The last day to be guaranteed a t-shirt with registration is Friday, 14 October 2011.
The last day to register online for the walk is noon on Wednesday, 19 October.
After that time you may register in person at the walk. 
The cut off date for team with the 'hightest donations' is noon on Saturday, 22 October. Prize will be awarded based on figures that day. But, you may continue to receive donations up through December 31, 2011!

CLICK HERE to register
DSIA Survey for Teen/Adult Programs  
If you are a teen or adult with Down syndrome - or you are the parent of a teen/adult with Down syndrome - DSIA wants your feedback! 

Please take a few minutes to complete our survey... We would like to hear your ideas so we can begin to identify and develop activities that meet the needs of our teen/adult community.

Please keep in mind that other organizations (Access Leisure, for example) offer activities for adults with developmental disabilities, and DSIA does not want to duplicate those efforts. Rather, we are looking for your ideas to create new and exciting opportunities for our self-advocates!

Please complete this short survey to provide DSIA with your ideas for teen and adult activities.

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And Another Thing
National Down Syndrome Society E-Newsletter
August 2011
CLICK HERE for newsletter
What do apples have to do with disability?
A green apple is more like red apples than different,
just as a person with a disability is more like people without disabilities than different.
And the U.S. Developmental Disabilities Act says,

"Disability is a natural part of the human experience."

Yes, Disability
is Natural!

It seems like the middle of summer, but, yes, it's back-to-school time already! And a school year can unleash a variety of feelings, not all of them pleasant. Within the special ed arena, we can replace the gnashing of teeth with collegial cooperation. To that end, two articles are provided--click on the link below--and note that the second article can be helpful regarding the "I" meetings of adults, too.
CLICK HERE for full newsletter
Fall Camp is a great experience for campers who already miss Camp Lotsafun or want to try it for the first time. Our 3 days and 2 nights program offers a Camp Fire, Dance, Talent Show, art therapy, drama, tie dying, a hot air balloon ride AND MORE! The Fall camps will be Halloween themed, make sure to bring your costume with you! Camp Lotsafun will make sure that your camper will have a blast at camp! We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Ages 18 and over, October 7-9, 2011 
  • Ages 7 - 22, November 4-6, 2011 

$300.00 / 1:4 ratio
$450.00 / 1:1 ratio
** Please note that 1:1 ratio is limited to the first 4 who register**
We are limiting each camp to the first 25 registrants. There will be scholarships available on a case by case basis. The scholarship request will be due on September 9th. You will receive a phone call follow up in regards to your scholarship request. Please submit these
Transportation will be included for ONLY people leaving from RENO. If your camper is coming from California, then you will have to transport them to and from camp. Transportation will be at the Moana Swimming Pool at 9:30am on Friday for both camps.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 775-827-3866.

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Roseville, CA 95747

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