Dream Night at the Buttonwood ZooFriday, June 2nd | 5:30pm - 8pm
Mini Golf & Ice Cream Social! (ages 13-22)Sunday, June 11th | 1:00 PM - 2:30PM
Individuals ages 13-22 are invited to join us for the last AIM gathering of the year at Golf on the Village Green in Natick! Enjoy a round of mini golf, followed by ice cream and socializing with friends!
This is a drop off event. Parents and caregivers are welcome to stay if preferred.
$20.00 – no additional cost for individuals who have purchased an annual AIM membership
scholarships always available – contact email@example.com
Your Next Star Employment AcademyTuesday, June 27th |
A career preparedness academy for individuals with Down syndrome ages 22+. Applications are due no later than Monday, May 8th, 2023. Limited space available.
We are thrilled to continue building the Philip Donahue Your Next Star Employment Center for years to come. Stay tuned for additional YNS Academies in 2023 and other programs as we continue educating employers about the value that people with Down syndrome bring to the workforce while working directly with employers to build inclusive hiring programs.
For more information, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woo Sox GameSunday, July 9th | 1:00 PM
Central Mass Down Syndrome Group is heading to the WooSox! ⚾️ July 9th 1:05pm start. Tickets $17 per person.
Western MA Family Gathering!Sunday, July 16th | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
We are excited to be hosting a Family Gathering in Look Park in Florence, MA on Sunday, July 16 from 10 AM – 2 PM at the “Mini-Shelter” by the playground and water spray park!
Please bring your own food and drinks – MDSC will provide snacks and desserts! The splash park and parking are included. The train, mini-golf and paddle boats are an extra charge.
Hope to see you there!!
*PLEASE LET THEM KNOW AT THE ENTRANCE BOOTH THAT YOU ARE ATTENDING THE MDSC EVENT AT THE MINI-SHELTER BY THE SPRAY PARK…MDSC WILL COVER THE ENTRANCE/PARKING FEE FOR EVERYONE WHO HAS RSVPed*
Splash Pad & Playground!Saturday, August 12th | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bring swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and snacks!
RAIN DATE – Sunday, August 13
Falmouth Road RaceSunday, August 20th |
Team MDSC runs the 51st running of the ASICS Falmouth Road Race, a 7-mile race along the pristine Cape Cod coastline.
Since 2000, Falmouth Road Race, Inc. has helped charity partners raise over $55 million and bring awareness to their causes. For the 50th running in 2022, 185 Massachusetts-based organizations were selected to participate in the “Numbers for Non Profits” program, accounting for nearly 3,600 runners.
Last Day to Access — 39th Annual Virtual ConferenceThursday, August 31st |
- the Opening Ceremony celebration in its entirety
- all of the General Session presentations (the only exception being Behavior News You Can Use, which will be available for 30 days)
- all the workshops in our Self Advocate track except for the Dance Party with DJ Dan’o
- two of our specialty workshops— Empowering Individuals with DS-ASD and Their Families; and Amplifying the Voices of Diverse Maternal Experiences
Caregiver & Parent Night OutSaturday, September 16th | 7:30PM
Night out for our caregivers and parents!
Educator’s ForumTuesday, November 14th |
The MDSC is excited to announce our Annual Educators Forum is coming back in-person on Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 at The College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester MA. We hope you will join us for a full-day of professional development with education specific workshops highlighting important information and resources to best support students with Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities at school.