Down Syndrome Information Alliance
October 2014
              Step Up
10th Annual Walk & New 5K Run!
Sunday, November 9
William Land Park, Village Green
(at the corner of Sutterville and Freeport)
Tuesday, November 4 | Last day to register online; after this deadline you must register in person at the walk
Step Up Walk Registration Fees
Adults (ages 12 and over)
  • $20 – Late registration after October 14
Children (ages 11 and under)
  • $10 – Late registration after October 14
Step Up 5K Run Registration Fees
Adults (ages 12 and over)
  • $ 35– Late registration after October 14
Children (ages 11 and under)
  • $25 – Late registration after October 14
This is your big chance to give back! DSIA needs your help raising funds to continue our programs and outreach into 2015 and beyond.
Your participation not only increases awareness and celebrates hope, it also ensures that DSIA will be able to continue to provide support, education, resources, and much-needed (and loved!) events to our community.
“The Step Up walk is a blast! We love coming to hang out with our friends and family, and every year we make new friends. The best part… by raising money to support DSIA, I know we’re supporting the Down syndrome community as a whole.” – A Local Mom
CLICK HERE to visit the Step up website.
CLICK HERE to download, print and share the Step Up Flyer.
The Age of Change Workshop – Dr. Dennis McGuire 
November 8 |8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
UC Davis MIND Institute | 2825 50th Street | Sacramento, CA 95817
Workshop topics include:
  • Promoting strengths and creative potential in persons with Down Syndrome: Social skills
  • Promoting strengths and creative potential in persons with Down Syndrome: Grooves, visual memory and cues
  • Promoting self esteem and safety
  • Promoting mental wellness and healthy aging
About Dr. Dennis McGuire:
McGuire has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health and developmental disabilities and is the former Director of Psychosocial Services for the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in suburban Chicago, the largest, most prestigious clinic for adults with Down syndrome in the United States. He helped establish the center, which serves over 4,000 unique adult patients with Down syndrome each year.
Registration fee covers a light breakfast and lunch.
$35 non-member |$25 DSIA members
Registration must be purchased by November 5th.
CLICK HERE to download, print and share the flier for this event.
Resources and Support  
DSIA New Parent Support
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.
3rd Thursday of the month
6:30 – 8:30 pm
CLICK HERE for more information. 

10 Halloween Safety Tips for Children with Special Needs
Halloween can be a fun time, but it also has an element of scariness about it for both kids and their parents. Here are ten tips to make sure your child enjoys this holiday and stays safe at the same time.
CLICK HERE for more information.  
Self Advocate News and Information  
Access Leisure
Just Released: Access Leisure November Calendar of Events. Their special activities for the month are:
Video & Pizza at the Hart Senior Center on Monday November 3rd.
The CSUS Women’s Volleyball game on Thursday November 13th.
Lunch & Cinema at Regal Natomas Theaters, Truxel on Saturday November 15th.
If you have any questions about these events, please call or e-mail Philip D. Sinclair.
CLICK HERE for November's events. 

California PALS Adventure
The PALS Programs are planning the first California PALS Adventure of the season from December 12-14, staying in cabins on the Russian River, traveling to Bodega Bay, and playing in Armstrong Redwoods.

See the full itinerary for the weekend HERE.
Registration can be completed HERE.

California Employment Consortium for Youth and Young Adults
The California Employment Consortium for Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (CECY) needs your help. CECY would like to improve life after high school for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who would like to go to college and/or get a job. To find out more about CECY please visit their web page.
CLICK HERE to participate in their survey.

New Saturday Morning Program for Special Needs Bowlers
Strikes Bowling Alley in Rocklin is hosting an informational meeting on Saturday, November 1 at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the details of their new program for Special Needs bowlers.

Saturday, November 15th: County Line Dancing with Cathy Wood
2791 24th St, Sacramento – Studio 3
CLICK HERE for more information 

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Down Syndrome Information Alliance
5098 Foothills Blvd Suite 3-464
Roseville, CA 95747

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