New Family Social (In Person)

Saturday, October 1st | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, October 1
10:00am to Noon
Location TBD

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 RSVP to Sarah Cullen at for more details.

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee Shop Meet Up – For families whose child with Ds is age 5-12

Saturday, October 1st | 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
462 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176

Join us on Saturday, October 1 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm (stop by anytime) for a meet up with families whose child is 5-12! Come to the back area of the shop and we’ll have a ticket for one free drink per family! We can’t wait to see you!

MUSIC BY BLISSFUL with Ashley DeNoble!

Sunday, October 2nd | 10 AM - 11 AM
Warren Park, 94 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

Join us on Sunday, October 2 from 10 – 11 am for a fun, free, and interactive music session with Evan and MDSC adult Ashley DeNoble. All ages welcome!

*Bring a blanket or chairs!!*

Warren Park, 94 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA
There is a playground there so many families choose to stay and play after the music session!

Fall Parent Night Out!

Saturday, October 8th | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Redemption Rock Brewery & Cafe, 333 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01604

Enjoy one another’s company, craft beer, coffee and snacks.
Date: October 8, 2022
Time: 7:00 -9:00PM
Where: Redemption Rock Brewery & Cafe, 333 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01604
Please bring a snack to share.

Please be sure to share this event with others. The event will also be posted to our Facebook page at

Samantha’s Harvest Golf Tournament – Supporting disability programs

Friday, October 14th |

Samantha’s Harvest will hold it’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament on October 14, an exciting event with food, contests, golfing, and more at the Thomson Country Club in North Reading. A portion of funds raised supports MDSC. To sign up for the event as a golfer, sponsor, or volunteer, call Lisa at 781-354-0544

Register now for this great event by calling Lisa at 781.354.0544 for more information about donations, sponsorship, volunteering and more!

Halloween Dance with Bentley Best Buddies! ages 13-22

Friday, October 21st | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bentley University 175 Forest Street Waltham, MA 02452

Join us at Bentley University with the Best Buddies group for a Halloween bash! Put on your spookiest costume or festive fall attire and dance the night away to all your favorite hits played by DJ Dan! In addition to music we’ll have snacks, drinks and some fun games! This is a great opportunity to make new friends, see familiar faces, and have so much fun!

Limited space available!
*This is a drop off event. Parents and caregivers are welcome to stay if preferred.

AIM Registration Required

RSVP for Halloween Dance!

Fall Harvest Dance! ages 20+

Saturday, October 22nd | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ponkapoag Civic Association 17 Greenbriar Rd Canton, MA 02021

The Self Advocacy Advisory Council invites individuals ages 20+ to join us in Canton for an evening of socializing, dancing, laughter, and fun! Celebrate all that the change in seasons brings with new friends and old in your finest fall attire!

Teen & Adult Programming Registration Required
*This is a drop off event. Parents and caregivers are welcome to stay if preferred.

Teen & Adult Programming Registration Required!

RSVP for Fall Harvest Dance!

Webinar: MA Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative

Wednesday, October 26th | 7:00 pm

Given the excitement and importance of the recent Higher Education Bill passing, the MDSC is pleased to offer a webinar on the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI) on October 26th.

Our presenter Mary Price, Director of MAICEI, will give a full overview of MAICEI, explain the steps on how to become a partner with the program, and how families can advocate for their student to attend the program. You will have the opportunity to submit a question when registering and/or ask a question during the live presentation.


Down Syndrome-Autism Connection Monthly Chat

Wednesday, October 26th | 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

Compartiendo con Mamás Latinas/ Sharing with Latina Moms (Virtual)

Sunday, October 30th | 10:00 AM

domingo 30 de octubre/ Sunday October 30

RSVP: Tatiana Salinas, Enlace para Familias Latinas en MA/Bilingual Outreach Specialist 347-836-0900