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Family & Friends Trivia Night!

Join us for a night of fun and friendly competition supporting Down Syndrome Innovations! Gather your friends to form your best Trivia Team of 8! No team? No problem! Register solo and we will add you to another cool team. There will also be a Silent Auction, so be


Functional Fitness education

Caregiver Education: Functional Fitness – VIRTUAL

Designed for all ages! Join us for a VIRTUAL educational seminar that will not only address the main health challenges of people with Down syndrome, but also how to address them at every stage of life.   Scott Quaife, NSCA-CPT, our Health and Wellness Coordinator, will discuss a variety


Employment seminar sponsored by UnitedHealthcare

Preparing Kids and Adults with ID/DD for Employment – VIRTUAL

Designed for supporters of all ages! Join us for a VIRTUAL educational seminar on how to support your self-advocate when navigating their employment journey. Our Employment Coordinator, Amanda Myers, CESP, will discuss a variety of ways to integrate vocational training into daily activities and how to optimize skill-building across


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


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


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


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


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


Caregiver Workshop: Addressing Relationships, Puberty and Sexuality

At Down Syndrome Innovations, our team understands that teaching your loved one with Down syndrome about puberty, sexuality, and relationships 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 general information on how to navigate