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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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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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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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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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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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DS-ASD Connection Group

DS-ASD Connection is a virtual gathering of caregivers to discuss resources, strategies, community supports, and challenges related to a child or adult’s current or potential dual-diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder. This group is facilitated by Down Syndrome Innovations staff, and we will occasionally invite special guests

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Small Group Fitness Training (Adults)

Adults with Down syndrome are invited to join us for personalized workout classes, focusing on building foundational strength and functional skills. Each class is limited to 6 participants (or less) to ensure highly supportive training and individualized coaching. NOTE: there are limited spots available to ensure self-advocates receive sufficient

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Adults with Down syndrome socializing

Social and Skill-Building Groups for Adults (On-Site)

Adults with Down syndrome are invited to join our skill-building and social programming that takes place on Tuesday evenings! Sessions are always a balance of continuing education and having a good time with friends. We’d love to see you there!  Tuesdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, beginning June 18th

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