Single Moms Group

Wednesday, February 23rd | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

Single moms who live in MA are invited to join this support group facilitated by Mary-Frances Garber, CGC.

Please email Sarah Cullen at scullen@mdsc.org to request Zoom registration link

Down Syndrome-Autism Connection Monthly Chat

Wednesday, February 23rd | 8:00 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

The Down Syndrome-Autism Connection convene its regular Zoom chat the last Tuesday of every month.  The DSAC invites all families affected by Down syndrome and autism, including families who recently got an autism diagnosis, to join them. To be added to the invitation list, please contact Jeanne Doherty at jdoherty@mdsc.org.

Winter Saturday at Good Pickin’ Farm (ages 13+)

Saturday, February 26th | 11:00am - 1:00pm
Good Pickin' Farm, 5 Gould Road Westford, MA 01886

*Rescheduled from Friday, 2/25 due to expected snow.

Teens and adults ages 13+, caregivers and/or family members are invited to join us for an afternoon at Good Pickin’ Farm! With so many activities to choose from, there is more than enough fun to go around!

-Enjoy a hayride!
-Play with all the farm animals!
-Participate in a craft!
-Roast marshmallows by the bonfire!
-Ice Skate! (bring your own skates & helmet)
-Go sledding! (bring your own sled)
-Put on your boots and go for a goat hike!
-Pizza, snacks, and hot chocolate will be available for purchase!

Free to Attend!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE.

Register for Good Pickin’ Farm!

Interactive Music Event: Ashley DeNoble & Music at the Blissful

Monday, February 28th | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Join Evan from Music at the Blissful and MDSC Self-Advocate Ashley DeNoble for a 45-minute virtual, fun, interactive music session!
This event is free and individuals of all ages are welcome to join!

Quarterly SAAC Social – Karaoke Night! (ages 22+)

Friday, March 4th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Self-Advocacy Advisory Committee (SAAC) invites all self-advocates (individuals with Down syndrome) ages 22+ to the first social of 2022! Meet us on Zoom to let your inner star shine and sing karaoke with friends! If being in the spotlight or singing isn’t your thing, join us to cheer on friends and dance to good tunes!

Meet us on Zoom!

Free to Attend!

Register for SAAC Social!

*Don’t forget to include your favorite karaoke song when registering!*

Interactive Music Event: Ashley DeNoble & Music at the Blissful

Monday, March 7th | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Join Evan from Music at the Blissful and MDSC Self-Advocate Ashley DeNoble for a 45-minute virtual, fun, interactive music session!
This event is free and individuals of all ages are welcome to join!

New Moms Group

Wednesday, March 9th | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This is a virtual event.

New moms of children with Down syndrome ages 0-18 months are invited to join us for a virtual group hosted by Mary-Frances Garber, CGC.

Please email Sarah Cullen at scullen@mdsc.org to request Zoom registration link

Down Syndrome & Mental Health Support Group

Wednesday, March 9th | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual

Does your teen or adult loved one with Down syndrome also have a mental health diagnosis such as Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder? Often these illnesses bring on a change in daily living skills, mood, or interest in activities once enjoyed. Seeing these changes and regression in your loved one can be very difficult.

Please note that individualized psychiatric treatment will not be provided at this meeting. This meeting is meant to serve as a venue for families with loved ones with Down syndrome and mental health concerns so that they may obtain mutual support with professional supervision.
Please email mentalhealth@mdsc.org to register or for more information.

Interactive Music Event: Ashley DeNoble & Music at the Blissful

Monday, March 14th | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Join Evan from Music at the Blissful and MDSC Self-Advocate Ashley DeNoble for a 45-minute virtual, fun, interactive music session!
This event is free and individuals of all ages are welcome to join!

Central Massachusetts Family Support Group: Family Bowling

Sunday, March 20th |
TBD

SAVE THE DATE for a World Down Syndrome Celebration day of bowling!

Location: TBD

Send questions and/or suggestions to group leaders Brian & Jessica Young. jessica.flynnyoung@gmail.com; 774.239.5992