Down Syndrome Information Alliance
July 2016
DSIA Summer Events 
 
We offer events for children, self-advocates, and families year round. DSIA members receive substantial discounts on events that require a fee. For discounts to be applicable, DSIA memberships must be active 7 business days prior to the event.
 
Otherwise otherwise specified, DSIA events are open to the entire family! Please join us! 
 
Monday, July 18 | 5:30pm-10:30pm
Nightslides at Sunsplash - fun for the whole family! 
Sunsplash Golfland | 1893 Taylor Rd, Roseville, CA 95661
Join us for our 6th annual night at Sunsplash!
Ticket cut off date is Sunday July 10, midnight– NO EXCEPTIONS.
Tickets will be MAILED to your family on July 11th. 
No Outside food and drink is allowed in the park. Food and Drink are available for purchase at the SunSplash Snack Bar.
General Admission Ticket:
$7/DSIA member
$13/non-Member
$1/ under 32” inches – must be purchased in person the night of the 18th at the ticket counter.
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Saturday, July 16 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
Self-Advocate (ages 16+) Glow Bowling
County Club Lanes | 2600 Watt Ave, Sacramento CA 95821
Parents are encouraged to leave their children and enjoy some time together!
$5/DSIA Member
$10/ non-Member
$1/shoe rental
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Saturday, August 20 | 6pm-8-pm
Family Swim at Manor Pool in Davis
Manor Pool | 1525 Tulip Ln, Davis, CA 95618
Join us for an evening of fun! This event is for all families, all ages!
Join us as we have the whole park to ourselves!
*Splash Pad!*Beach Pool *Lap Pool with Slide * Dive Well
Bring your own food, snacks and beverages (no glass containers or alcohol).
Click here to learn more about the pool and rules
General Admission Ticket (ages 3 and up)
$5/DSIA Member
$10/non-Member
$1/Toddler/Infant admission Tickets (ages 2 and under)
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iCan Bike 2016 
 
Thank you to the 35 riders and over 50 volunteers for their participation in the iCan Bike Camp. Many riders were independently riding a conventional two-wheel bicycle (in many cases, their own bike) by the end of camp. Every rider learned skills, gained confidence and self-esteem, and had a great time.
 
DSIA has received numerous cards and emails from parents expressing thanks for the positive, supportive, caring, upbeat, energetic, and fun environment that we created for the riders and their families. In addition, many of our volunteers have shared with me how their lives have been changes from this experience... the week was simply amazing. If you are interested in volunteering at next years camp, keep a look out for the dates being announced soon! 
 
CLICK HERE to view the video DSIA put together to highlight the week. 
 
DSIA is ALWAYS in need of sponsorships to bring this camp back. If you know of any businesses that would like to be a part of this amazing week, CLICK HERE for the sponsorship package. 
 
Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors: Wilke Fleury, Carmichael Bike Shop and KB Wheels.  
Amazon Prime Day 
Amazon's second-annual Prime Day is on July 12
 
Smile on Prime Day
 
When you #StartWithaSmile on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to Down Syndrome Information Alliance. Shop for great deals at http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fbrowse.html%3Fnode%3D11448061011&ein=20-1702399
Ride to Walk 
A Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program
 
CLICK HERE to view the flyer
 
Office ~
720 Sunrise Ave., suite 110-D
Roseville, Ca. 95661
 
Ranch~
1630 CA-193 (McBean Park Dr.)
Lincoln, CA 95648
Tel.   916.434.0693
 
 
Mission Statement
Ride To Walk's mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual's needs and abilities. Ride To Walk strives to provide a positive support system for individuals with disabilities, their parents/caregivers, and our community.  
 
Down Syndrome Link Seen as Key to Understanding Alzheimer's 
 
People with Down syndrome are not only more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, but they experience onset at younger ages. The hunt is on to understand why. Read More
Governmental Affairs Newsline
June 16, 2016
Presume Employability Brief is Released
On June 1st, the Collaboration to Promote Self Determination (CPSD) introduced an important policy brief, The Implications of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for Seamless Transition of Youth with Significant Disabilities. The briefing, held on Capitol Hill, was attended by an overflow crowd of Senate staff members. NDSC Governmental Affairs Director Susan Goodman is on CPSD’s Executive Committee, which guides the agenda of this collaboration of 15 national disability organizations. NDSC is also a founding member of the organization.

Written by CPSD Ruderman fellow Richard Luecking, the brief highlights how emerging research and models of transition to employment illustrate the possibilities of ensuring that successful adult employment can be more the norm than the exception for youth, aged 14-24 with significant disabilities. Evolving federal transition and disability employment policy also presumes and supports that all individuals with disabilities are employable. The brief illustrates that through WIOA there is a path to a seamless transition to competitive, integrated employment for youth with significant disabilities.
In spite of research that shows that the way to successful post school outcomes is to begin the transition to post-school activities at age 14, and the best way to prepare a student for work is through real work experiences, many schools still do not presume employability and refer students to sheltered workshops and segregated employment.
You can read the full brief at this link
 
Country's Second ABLE Program Becomes Reality
The State of Tennessee has launched the country’s second ABLE program called ABLE TN. ABLE TN is a national program, offering enrollment to qualified individuals with disabilities both in Tennessee and throughout the country.
ABLE TN allows qualified individuals with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year in an ABLE account without jeopardizing their eligibility for federally-funded means tested benefits such as Social Security and Medicaid. Like all ABLE programs, the earning limit imposed by Social Security still applies. The funds in the account can be used for disability-related expenses that assist the beneficiary.
For information on ABLE TN and how to enroll, please visit www.abletn.gov. For more information related to ABLE programs and accounts in general and for the latest news regarding other state programs, please visit the ABLE National Resource Center atwww.ablenrc.org.

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