Down Syndrome-Autism Connection Monthly Chat

Wednesday, May 5th | 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.

21 Shades Support Group Meeting

Thursday, May 13th | 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.

Central Massachusetts Down Syndrome Family Group

Saturday, May 15th | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Mass Audubon: Trails at Meadow Brook

Families of children with Down syndrome and expectant families are warmly invited to join us to have some fun and make valued connections. Grandparents and siblings welcome.

Admission Free for Audubon Members and Worcester Residents. Non-members: Adults $4, Seniors $3, & Children 2-12 $3

Sensory Trail is 1 mile, roundtrip The trail begins at the Visitor Center it is stroller friendly.

Rain Date Sunday, May 16

RSVP or send questions to group leaders Brian & Jessica Young.
jessica.flynnyoung@gmail.com; 774.239.5992

Project Explore

Sunday, May 16th | 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 at cendres@mdsc.org for more information.

Let’s Cook!

Sunday, May 23rd | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

We invite families with children with Down syndrome, ages 8 and up, to join us for an afternoon cooking session. We’ll talk kitchen safety, cooking set up, and together we will make two delicious brunch items for you and your family to enjoy! Recipes and registration coming soon.

New Family Social

Sunday, June 6th | 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, June 10th | 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.

Let’s Cook!

Sunday, June 13th | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

We invite families with children with Down syndrome, ages 8 and up, to join us for an afternoon cooking session. We’ll talk kitchen safety, cooking set up, and together we will make two delicious brunch items for you and your family to enjoy!  Recipes and registration coming soon.

New Family Social

Saturday, July 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, July 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.