Down Syndrome Information Alliance
March, 2014
Table of Contents
2013 Annual Report 
The past year has been an
active one for our organization.
We hope that you will review the
statistics and photos we have
offered in this annual report.

CLICK HERE to read more
in our annual report. 
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March 21, 2014 marks the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do.
 
This year DSIA is partnering with Bj's Restaurants and Brewhouse to raise awareness. Enjoy delicious food in a fun atmosphere along with your family & friends while earning funds in support of the Down Syndrome Information Alliance. #WDSD14
 
CLICK HERE to download the flier needed to bring with you. Share it with family and friends. 
 
CLICK HERE to learn more about World Down Syndrome Day.
Upcoming Events 
 
World Down Syndrome Awareness Day
March 21
BJ’s Restaurants
  
1st Annual Spring Carnival sponsored by Kennedy Pageant Productions
April 12 | 10am
Placer County Fair and Events Center
800 All America City Blvd, Roseville, California 95678 
 
BIG Day of Giving
May 6
24 hours to give where your heart is! 
 
May 17 | 7pm 
Grand Hall at Clunie Community Center | 601 Alhambra Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95816
 
May 18 | 9 am 
Coloma Community Center | 4623 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
 
CLICK HERE for more event information
New Parent Support 

3rd Thursday of the month
 
6:30 – 8:30 pm
 
Come meet other parents in a safe and comfortable space to discuss all aspects of being a parent to a baby with Down syndrome  - joys and challenges alike! Bring your questions – everything is welcome – or come to listen and share with others. Make friends and develop a support system for the days and years ahead. A DSIA Parent to Parent Mentor will guide each meeting, answer any questions and offer support to new families.

CLICK HERE for more information. 
DSIA Website Feature of the Month!  
 
Parent Resources - resources that parents might find useful throughout the various stages of their children’s lives.
 
CLICK HERE to check it out! 
What People Are Saying About Ds101 for Educators 
Presented by Amy Allison

"I feel so lucky to have attended this wonderful event. I am so proud to be Gabby's teacher!" 

"Thank you for talking about People First language. It makes such a difference in how people begin to think about people with disabilities." 
 
"Wonderful! Awesome! THANK YOU!" 
 
DSIA was so excited to offer this free workshop to parents and professionals
 
CLICK HERE to view/download the powerpoint from this presentation. 
 
Meet DSIA's Newest Board Member - Barbara Crow 
 
DSIA is excited to have a self-advocate join our Board of Directors! Barbara graduated from the Sacramento City Unified School District transition program in 2006. In October of 2006, she started working for the State of California at the Department of Developmental Services where she really enjoys her job. In the fall of 2013 she moved into her own apartment. Barbara is proud to be on the DSIA Board of Directors.

CLICK HERE to see the DSIA Board of Directors
Teaching Students to Think: Executive Function
Comprehension, Organizing, Writing & Planning
 
 
What is Executive Function? 
It is a set of mental processes that helps connect past events with present action to plan, organize, strategize, pay attention, remember details, and manage time and space. These skills and processes will be an integral component of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Come learn about how Executive Function impacts learning, and walk away with helpful tools and strategies to assist students in reaching their full potential.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:30-8:30 PM
Free Childcare is provided!
Location:  The Serna Center, 5735 47th Ave., Sacramento

CLICK HERE for more information

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5098 Foothills Blvd Suite 3-464
Roseville, CA 95747
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