Down Syndrome Information Alliance
February 2015
Show your supprt of DSIA and enjoy a yummy night out - every Tuesday in February!
March 21 | World Down Syndrome Day
6pm – 8:30pm
Collings West Sacramento Teen |1541 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Join DSIA families for a fun night celebrating World Down Syndrome Day!
Enjoy Pasta, Salad, Bread and Beverages
Fun for the whole family – indoor basketball, foosball, pool table
and Talent Show featuring individuals with Down syndrome.
Ticket Prices:
$35 for a family of 5 | $21 for a family of 5 DSIA Members
$10 / adults | $7.50 / adults DSIA Members
$7.50 / children under 12 | $5 / children under 12 DSIA Members
Saturday, June 20, 2015 | 6pm – 10pm
Sterling Hotel | 300 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
DSIA Celebrates 10 amazing years of serving Sacramento area individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them.  The evening will include food, dancing, a silent auction,raffles, a Self-advocate art gallery/auction,  a DSIA book launch and a fantastic guest speaker: Dr. Stephen Nowicki, Developmental Pediatrician at UC Davis MIND Institute and Davis Developmental Pediatrics Group.
Our goal is not only to create a fabulous and fun night out to celebrate the DSIA’s 10th anniversary, but also to raise valuable program funds to allow the DSIA to continue to support and empower people with Down syndrome, their families and our entire community!
Since its founding in 2004 by a group of local parents of children with Down syndrome, the DSIA has been dedicated to raising awareness about the tremendous abilities of people with Down syndrome, individuals who are on a great journey of their own. The DSIA also provides education, advocacy and support for families affected by Down syndrome to help them achieve their dreams. One in every 691 babies is born with Down syndrome and locally; approximately 1,000 families include a loved one with Down syndrome.
*Dancing *Silent Auction & Raffle *Photo Booth Fun *Appetizers & Desserts *No-Host Bar *Self-Advocate Art Gallery/Auction *DSIA Book Launch
$100 | individual
$150 | couple
$21 | DSIA Self Advocate
 (limit three tickets per Self-Advocate)
Get your tickets now, space is limited! 
Want to donate an item to our silent auction?
CLICK HERE to download the donation letter for this event.
Interested in sponsoring this event?
CLICK HERE to download the sponsorship package.
All DSIA active members will be entered into a drawing for 2 Celebration of Hope Tickets or 3 Self Advocate Tickets! Are you a member? 
Follow the membership button to become a member today! 
Drawing will be held  March 21st and announced at the World Down Syndrome Day Celebration! 
Also, anyone who buys a ticket from now until March 21st will be entered into a drawing for family passes to the Sacramento Zoo, Fairtale Town and IMAX Theatre. Drawing will be held  March 21st and announced at the World Down Syndrome Day Celebration! 
DSIA Ds Education in Schools Committee
DSIA would like to put together a core presentation that families could give to their children's school on Down syndrome. 
We are looking for committee members who would like to develop these materials for all grade ranges (Kindergarten through High School). 
We would also like to develop a team of people who are interested in giving these presentations to classrooms. 
Please contact Heather at if you are interested. 
DSIA Acvities in Vacaville
Thanks to a donation, DSIA is please to offer activities in Vacaville. Please contact Heather at if you are interested in attending and/or planning an activity in Vacaville. 
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.
A DSIA Parent to Parent Mentor will guide each meeting, answer any questions and offer support to new families.
This support group is for families who have a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome or who have a baby, 0-18 months old with Down syndrome. Please do not bring other children.
3rd Thursday of the month
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Sacramento County
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St, Sacramento
Yolo County 
American Legion Meeting Room *
523 Bush Street, Woodland
Placer County
Starbucks @ Barnes and Nobles | Creekside Town Center
1256 Galleria Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95678
*Indicates Spanish speaking DSIA Parent Mentors will be on hand also. 
Self Advocate News & Activites 
DSIA World Down Syndrome Day Event | Saturday, March 21
Collings West Sacramento Teen | 1541 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691
CLICK HERE for more information. 

Medi-Cal Managed Care Workshop for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Placer County | 
Thursday, February 26, 2014
Doors Open: 9:00 a.m.
Workshop: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Resource Information 
Until: 12:00 p.m.
Maidu Community Center
1550 Maidu Drive
(Rooms 1 & 2)
Roseville, CA 95661
PLEASE RSVP and to request disability accommodation to:
Sign language and Spanish interpreters will be at the event. This is a fragrance free event. Please no scented products.
Light refreshments served.

Access Leisure March Calendar
Monday, March 2, Video Pizza, Cost $8.00 6:30-8:45pm
Hart Senior Center, 915 – 27th Street.
We will see the latest release and have some pizza, too. Limited to 70 people.
Course #: 143673
Saturday, March 7, Lunch & Cinema – 10:30am – 3:00pm, Regal Natomas Theaters, off Truxel, $8.00
Registration Fee: Must pay $8.00 registration fee in advance. Bring $10.00 for movie and $10 for lunch. (FYI: Suggest $10 in case the movie is 3-D.) Limited to 40 people.
Course #: 143687
Monday, March 23, Evening Social: $8.00 6:00-8:30pm,
Hart Senior Center, 915 – 27th Street.
Enjoy an evening with friends over a light dinner, playing table games and other activities.
Course #: 143681
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner & Dance Sat, March 14, 2015 Hart Senior Center 915-27th Street, 5:30-8:00pm Cost is $16.00.
For everyone who loves Corned Beef and Cabbage, this night is for you. Serving will begin promptly at 5:35 PM. Seating is limited to 100. Catered by Italian Import Co.
Doors Open: 5:15 PM; Dinner: 5:35 PM; Dance: 6:45 PM; Rides to pick up no later than 8:00pm
Course #: 143716
CSUS Womens Gymnastics Vs Utah State Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:45pm – 4:15pm, Cost $8.00.
Bring extra money for snacks. Today, the ladies take on the very competitive and awesome Utah ladies. Meet in front of the CSUS Men’s Gym.
Course #: 145023
Bok Kai Festival & Parade, Sat, March 21, 9:00am—3:00pm, $35.00
134th Annual Festival held in Marysville honoring Bok Eye, the Chinese God of Controlling Water, pays tribute to the many Chinese Immigrants who worked the gold mines in the 1800s.
Wear comfortable shoes, bring a sack lunch or $8- $12 for food, a lawn chair, light sweater or jacket and extra money for shopping. SEATING is LIMITED. This will be a rain or shine trip, so bring appropriate gear if it looks like rain is possible. Don’t wait to sign up!
Meeting Place: Serna Center, 5735 47th Avenue
Must have 30 to 40 registrants for this program and must register by March 12, 2015
Course #: 143718
CLICK HERE for full details and registration.
Education Resources 
National Down Syndrome Congress Newsline
January 30, 2015
Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Summary 2001-2014
Beginning next week, NDSC will be sending out information and action alerts related to the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In advance of that, they'd like to provide you with some background on the Act, most recently known as No Child Left Behind. For many years, the NDSC has been involved in advocacy efforts to ensure that opportunities for students with disabilities are maximized, and they will continue to do so during this reauthorization period. Please read this summary for helpful information related to ESEA

Lawmakers in Congress are renewing efforts to ensure that the federal government lives up to its promise to fully fund special education. 

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