21 Shades Inclusive Support Group

Thursday, March 11th | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

Join the 21 Shades group, an inclusive support group for all families of African heritage in Massachusetts who love someone with Down Syndrome, for a monthly meetup. The group meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7-8 pm. Monthly support meetings consist of check-ins, topic specific educational workshops, and social activities to engage families.

For more information please email Jessica at  javila@mdsc.org.

New Family Social

Saturday, March 13th | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This is a virtual event.

Join us for an informal way to meet other newer families, share and connect for families whose child with Down syndrome is 0-3 (until 4th birthday).  Please email Sarah Cullen at scullen@mdsc.org to request Zoom registration link.

Single Moms Group

Wednesday, March 17th | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 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.

Multi Cultural Brunch

Sunday, March 21st | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

Join us on World Down Syndrome Day (3/21) for families from diverse cultural backgrounds! Hosted by MDSC Cultural Diversity Task Force.

Please email Jessica Avila at javila@mdsc.org to request Zoom registration link.

Project Explore

Sunday, March 21st | 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

Part of the MDSC Advocates in Motion program, this new pilot series is especially for youth ages 16 to 19 to get to know one another and explore shared interests. Email Colleen for more information.

Down Syndrome-Autism Connection Monthly Chat 

Tuesday, March 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.

37th Annual Virtual Conference: Creating Innovative Pathways for the Future

Saturday, March 27th | 10:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

For the past 37 years, MDSC and our families have been paving the way to a brighter future for our loved ones with Down syndrome. The world continues to change rapidly – new technologies, new treatments, and new research are on the horizon for people with Down syndrome and their families. While it can be daunting for families to access and understand how this may impact their lives and that of their loved ones with Down syndrome, it affords us the opportunity to continue to forge a path forward using every tool available – communication, collaboration, advocacy, education, and, ultimately, by standing up for what’s right. Gathering virtually, we will delve deep into the promising developments in Down syndrome research and the exciting potential it has for the future. We will also cover important Covid-19 information and medical updates to help individuals with Down syndrome and their families during these challenging times.

DADS Group

Wednesday, March 31st | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

Join us for an informal way to meet other Dads, share and connect!

Please email Jeff Roback at dadsmass@yahoo.com to request Zoom registration link

New Family Social

Saturday, April 3rd | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This is a virtual event.

Join us for an informal way to meet other newer families, share and connect for families whose child with Down syndrome is 0-3 (until 4th birthday).  Please email Sarah Cullen at scullen@mdsc.org to request Zoom registration link.

21 Shades Support Group Meeting

Thursday, April 8th | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

Join the 21 Shades group, an inclusive support group for all families of African heritage in Massachusetts who love someone with Down Syndrome, for a monthly meetup. The group meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7-8 pm. Monthly support meetings consist of check-ins, topic specific educational workshops, and social activities to engage families.

For more information please email Jessica at javila@mdsc.org.