Family Arcade Day

Sunday, May 21st | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Free Play 25 Union St, Worcester, Ma

Admission is $10 per person. Enjoy all the arcade games! Family Free Play Day open from 11:00AM – 4:00PM if you’d like to come earlier or stay later.

Roman Music Therapy & Instrument Making

Sunday, May 21st | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Teens and young adults ages 13-22 are invited to join us for an afternoon of music and movement with Roman Music Therapy! Afterward, we’ll make and decorate our very own instruments!

Parents & Caregivers – Stay and Connect During AIM!
Parents and caregivers are invited to stay for the Parent & Caregiver Session which will take place in a classroom at the YMCA. Since this is the last session of the year, we will be taking the time to reflect on past presenters, share resources and connect with one another, and provide feedback for next year!

AIM Meetups ARE drop off events and parents/caregivers are encouraged to have their son or daughter participate independently.

Virtual Spring Fling!

Wednesday, May 31st | 6:00PM - 7:00PM

If you weren’t able to join us for the in-person Spring Fling (or if you were and want to keep on dancing) hop on Zoom to celebrate sunshine and blooming flowers by dancing with friends and sharing what we’re looking forward to in the upcoming months!



Mini Golf & Ice Cream Social! (ages 13-22)

Sunday, June 11th | 1:00 PM - 2:30PM
315 Worcester St, Natick, MA 01760

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


Woo Sox Game

Sunday, July 9th | 1:00 PM
Woo Sox Stadium Polar Park, 100 Madison St, Worcester, MA 01608

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
300 N Main St, Florence, MA 01062

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!!



Splash Pad & Playground!

Saturday, August 12th | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Ghiloni Park 239 Concord Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752, USA

Bring swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and snacks!

RAIN DATE – Sunday, August 13

Last Day to Access — 39th Annual Virtual Conference

Thursday, August 31st |
On March 24-March 26, 2023, we were thrilled to celebrate our community of loved ones with Down syndrome and their families and to learn together throughout the weekend at our 39th Annual Virtual REACH Conference!
Our Opening Ceremony, emceed by Lauren Beckham Falcone of The Bob & LBF Morning Show on WROR, featured MA DDS Commissioner Jane Ryder, NDSS President & CEO Kandi Pickard, MDSC Executive Director Maureen Gallagher, MDSC Bilingual (Spanish) Community Outreach Specialist Tatiana Salinas and our 6 REACH Self Advocates — Anna, Brendan, Christopher, Gabby, Nikki and Omar — who spoke meaningfully about what REACHing means to them. It also featured our Official 39th Annual Video Montage, which you can watch below.
We hope you were able to tune in to as many of the live, interactive and specialty workshop sessions as possible, where top experts around the country covered the latest innovative research in education, health and science, legislation, behavior and more.
Even if you missed the conference, it’s not too late to register, so you can have for 24-hour On Demand access through the end of August to nearly everything:
  • 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
So register now for access to dozens of sessions for people with Down syndrome, their family members, health care professionals and educators, featuring the latest research findings and timely information from national and local experts on a range of topics related to Down syndrome.

Caregiver & Parent Night Out

Saturday, September 16th | 7:30PM

Night out for our caregivers and parents!