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Caregiver Education Series: Honoring Total Communication

Do you or other family members have trouble understanding your child? Are you concerned about limited vocabulary or language delays? Does your child use an alternative or augmentative communication system? Communication challenges can impact every aspect of independence, safety, and learning. We are here to support your family! Our

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Cognitive Aging and ID/DD – Caregiver Consultations

NEW SERVICE! Down Syndrome Innovations is working closely with the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to share information and increase support for individuals with Down syndrome and other ID/DDs, who are aging in addition to their caregivers. We both understand the increased needs for this generation of individuals who

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Aging Years: Caregiver Connection Group (Virtual)

The Aging Years Caregiver Connection Group is a virtual gathering of caregivers to discuss resources, strategies, community supports, and challenges related to caring for an aging loved one with Down syndrome.   This group is facilitated by Down Syndrome Innovations staff, and we will occasionally invite special guests with

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Adult Sibling Connection Group (Virtual)

The Adult Sibling Connection Group is a virtual gathering of adult siblings who are active in the life of their (adult) brother or sister with Down syndrome. Join us for a casual, online connection time for siblings to converse with one another; gain strategies and resources from us and

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Connect & Play

Connect & Play!

Our “Connect & Play” groups are for families looking to connect with other families out in the community, closer to home! Connect & Play is an opportunity for parents/caregivers to grow your community, while your little ones play! Events will take place at different locations, days and times to

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Adult Fitness Class

This class is perfect for improving strength, stamina, and balance in a fun and engaging way with peers! These workouts are designed for all movers of all fitness levels. In addition to building stronger bodies, these workouts include socialization during the exercise, which improves cognition. This is a great

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New / Expectant Parents & Extended Family Gathering

This is an opportunity for new parents and extended family members (prenatal – 2 years old) to connect with others, who have a young child with Down syndrome. Meet other parents at different stages of the journey, while getting connected with the services and supports that Down Syndrome Innovations

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Community Workouts for Teens and Adults

These workouts are inclusive exercise opportunities at various gyms around the Kansas City metro. Workouts are designed to improve functional strength and stamina. These occur at different locations every month on Saturdays. After submitting an interest form, our Health and Wellness Coordinator will contact you to discuss your options

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