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Life Care Plans and Special Needs Trust

Ensuring your loved one has the financial resources required to meet his or her needs without jeopardizing eligibility for government-provided supplemental benefits can be a challenge for any family. An even greater consideration will be what happens to your loved one’s financial situation when you’re gone or unable to

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Youth Fitness Class (Ages 8 – 12)

NEW THIS SUMMER! This fitness program is designed for 8-12 year olds, guiding them through games and exercises to build their strength, stamina, and agility. The class is led by an instructor, however, supporters are expected to attend and provide 1:1 support for their self-advocate.   PLEASE NOTE: these

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Co-Regulation Therapeutic Small Group (for Teens & Adults 14+)

This Co-Regulation therapeutic small group is geared towards self-advocates and caregivers who need to find shared language and shared strategies to work through big emotions. Self-advocate participants must be at least 14 years old. One caregiver (preferably someone who lives in the home or spends a significant amount of

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Summer Teen Camp

Summer Teen Camp is offered on Monday afternoons this summer, with the option to commit to all six sessions in June and July, or only three sessions in the month of June or July. The afternoon camp will consist of structured social and recreational activities both at the Down

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Self-Advocate Workshop: Public vs. Private, Puberty, and Relationships

At Down Syndrome Innovations, our team understands that teaching your teen/adult with Down syndrome about relationships and dating can feel very overwhelming. Using materials from the evidence-based curriculum, members of our Pathways Therapy Team (who are Elevatus-trained sexuality educators) will provide information on different types of relationships (family, friends,

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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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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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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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Visual Supports Across the Lifespan

Join other parents, caregivers, and educators to learn how to create and use visual supports from Megan DeBoom, our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and our Director of Therapeutic Services. Megan is one of the only Down syndrome specialized BCBA’s in the nation! There is so much to learn

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