MDSC Hockey BenefitSaturday, November 20th | email firstname.lastname@example.org to play
Join us on Saturday, November 20, 2021, for MDSC’s annual Bruins Alumni vs. Boston Bruins Alumni. Go to mdschockey.org to donate or learn more.
Every November, two dozen players on the MDSC All Star team, many of whom have a loved one with Down syndrome, sharpen their skates to face-off against Bruins greats of yesteryear. Friends of the MDSC fill the stands to cheer their team to victory (we hope!) in this annual grudge match. To learn more about the program please email email@example.com!
New Family SocialSaturday, December 4th | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request Zoom registration link.
Down Syndrome & Mental Health Support GroupWednesday, December 8th | 7pm - 8pm
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 join other parents and caregivers for a support group meeting facilitated by Mary-Frances Garber, a licensed genetic counselor providing supportive genetic counseling in her private practice, Listening, Reflecting, Healing in Needham. She has been a consultant with the MDSC for the past 8 years providing insight and support to many families.
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 email@example.com to register or for more information.
21 Shades Support Group MeetingThursday, December 9th | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.