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Occupational Therapy Consultations – Pathways Therapy Service

Consider you and your self-advocate’s daily life, the things that occupy your time, and how you engage in the rhythms of life. Do you worry about how to help

  • Date:2023 Ongoing
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  • Fee:Complimentary / FREE

A Night at Kelly’s!

FEE: This event is complimentary/free thanks to the generosity of Kelly’s Westport Inn! RSVP Below

  • DateWednesday, May 17th
  • Time:5:30 - 8:00 PM
  • LocationKelly's Westport Inn: 500 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
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  • FeeComplimentary / FREE due to the generosity of Kelly's!

Caregiver Educational Series – March to Independence: A Parent-to-Parent Guide for Preparing for the Future

Down Syndrome Innovations is pleased to host Steve & Gwendolyn Friedman’s seminar, “March to Independence.” The Friedman’s have compiled an essential reference guide for families with Down syndrome. They

  • Date:Thursday, April 27th
  • Time:6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Location:Down Syndrome Innovations: 5916 Dearborn St, Mission, KS 66202
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  • Price:Complimentary / FREE

Central MO Education: Supporting Your Loved One’s Communication at Home

For ALL ages! Our Speech-Language Pathologist, Katie Craddock, will provide strategies to caregivers and service providers for supporting your child’s, teen’s, or adult’s communication in the home.   Katie

  • For All Ages!
  • Date:Saturday, April 22nd
  • Time:10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • LocationBoone County Family Resources: 2700 W Ash St, Columbia, MO 65203
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  • Fee:Complimentary / FREE

Playgroup at Wonderscope

Down Syndrome Innovations is partnering with Wonderscope to offer play time for young children with Down syndrome (ages 2-6 year olds) in a dynamic and inclusive environment, where the

  • DateTuesday, April 11th
  • Time:2:30 - 4:00 pm
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KC DiversAbility College & Career Fair

The Transition Academy, Down Syndrome Innovations, and Sherwood Autism Center invite you to the 2023 KC DiversAbility College & Career Fair!   This is the city’s only metro wide

Central MO Community Chat & Update

Every 1st Tuesday of the month, families in Central Missouri are invited to join us on ZOOM for a brief virtual gathering from 6:00 to 6:30 pm to hear

  • Dates:1st Tuesday of the Month (except in July)
  • Time:6:00 - 6:30 pm
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  • Fee:Complimentary / FREE

Behavior Consultations – Pathways Therapy Service

Do behavior challenges make it difficult to complete daily routines such as getting ready for school or going to bed? Do you avoid activities or places because you fear

  • Date:2023 Ongoing
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  • Fee:Complimentary / FREE

School-Age Support Consultations

~School-Age Support Consultations~ Do you have concerns about behaviors or self-regulation in the home? Do you need help interpreting your child’s IEP or need strategies to better collaborate with

  • Date:Winter 2022 - 2023
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  • CostComplimentary / FREE

Spring – Small Group Fitness Training (for Adults)

NEW SERVICE! 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

  • DateMondays & Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 20th
  • Time10:00 - 10:45 am
  • Learn More & RegisterClick Here
  • Fee$16 per session

Spring Social and Skill-Building Groups for Adults (In Person)

Adults with Down syndrome are invited to join our spring skill-building and social programming that takes place on alternating Tuesday evenings, beginning February 21st!   Session topics include: 2/21

  • Date/s:Alternating Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 21st
  • Time::6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Location:Down Syndrome Innovations: 5916 Dearborn St, Mission KS 66202
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  • Price:Complimentary / FREE

Spring *VIRTUAL* Social Groups for Adults

These VIRTUAL Social Groups for adults will focus on providing a structured environment for participants to socialize, learn, and have fun together!   Sessions will feature the following topics:

  • Dates:Thursdays, beginning Feb. 23rd
  • Time:5:30 - 6:30 pm
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  • Price:Complimentary / FREE

Spring Social Engagement: Therapeutic Small Groups

Social Engagement is a therapeutic service focuses on providing a supported environment where teens and adults with Down syndrome can learn and practice social skills through specialized instruction from

  • Days/Times
  • Option 1Mondays: 4:00 - 5:00 pm, beginning Feb. 20th
  • Option 2Tuesdays: 4:00 - 5:00 pm, beginning Feb. 21st
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  • Price8 Sessions for $200 Therapeutic Sessions

Spring Teen Skills Series: Boundaries and Personal Space

Our spring Skills Series focuses on structured activities and exercises to help self-advocates (ages 12-18) gain a better understanding of respecting boundaries and the personal space of others. They

  • Date:Mondays beginning Feb. 20th
  • Time/s:Option 1: 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Option 2: 6:15 - 7:15 pm
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  • Price:Complimentary / FREE

Spring *VIRTUAL* Social Groups (for Teens)

These VIRTUAL groups focus on providing a structured environment for teens to socialize, learn, and have fun!     Session topics include: 2/21 – Game Night 2/28 – Boundaries and

  • Dates:Tuesdays: beginning February 21st
  • Time:5:30 - 6:15 pm
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  • Price:Complimentary / FREE

Spring Skills Series: Learning About “Personal Space” (In Person)

Ages 6 – 12  |  Our Spring, Skills Series focuses on activities designed to help children learn and practice social skills. This quarter, we will focus on “personal space”

Special Olympics: Spring Young Athletes

[For ages 4 – 7]  In partnership with Special Olympics, Young Athletes is designed to promote the development of an active lifestyle through play for children between the ages

  • DateThursdays from 4:15 - 5:00 pm, beginning Feb. 23rd
  • Enroll NowClick Here
  • PriceComplimentary / FREE

Spring Playgroups (2 – 6 year olds)

Playgroups are designed to promote development and learning for children with Down syndrome. Created by our Pathways Therapy Team, our Playgroups feature activities that help children learn through play

  • Wednesdays, beginning February 22ndTime: 5:00 - 6:00pm
  • Fridays, beginning February 24thTime: 8:30 - 9:30 am
  • Learn More & RegisterClick Here
  • PriceComplimentary / FREE

Health and Wellness Consultations

~Health & Wellness Consultations~ Would you like to talk to a health and wellness professional who understands Down syndrome to develop proactive strategies for incorporating more activity into your

  • Date:Spring 2023
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  • CostComplimentary / FREE

Employment Consultations

~Employment Consultations~ Is your self-advocate preparing for employment or needing support in their current job? Down Syndrome Innovations has a certified employment support professional to help your family navigate

  • Date:Winter 2022 - 2023
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  • CostComplimentary / FREE

Long-Term Planning Consultations

~Long-Term Planning Consultations~ We are committed to preparing your loved one with Down syndrome for a meaningful, productive, and authentic adult life! This requires future planning for parents and

  • Date:Winter 2022 - 2023
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  • CostComplimentary / FREE

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

Spring: Ready, Set, Regulate (Therapeutic Small Groups)

Therapeutic services for ages 6 – 12 years old  |  Designed and facilitated by our Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Ready, Set, Regulate offers caregivers and self-advocates the opportunity to

  • Days of the WeekTuesdays (5:00 – 6:00) & Thursdays (4:00 – 5:00)
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  • Price8 Therapeutic Sessions for $200

Central MO Social Hours

Join us for our 2023 quarterly, Social Hours! This is an opportunity for families to meet and exchange stories, resources, and fellowship. Dinner will be provided as well as

Central MO: World Down Syndrome Day Celebration!

Let’s celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, together! Come and socialize with other families and celebrate your loved one with Down syndrome! Invite your family and friends for a fun evening

  • Date:Friday, March 31st
  • Time:6 - 8 pm
  • Location:Bonkers: 3812 Buttonwood Drive, Columbia, MO 65201
  • Fee:Complimentary / FREE
  • Register Here
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Central Missouri – Step Up for Down Syndrome Golf Classic

Previous Next Join us for one of Central Missouri’s leading golf tournaments! Designed for community and business leaders as the premier client entertainment event, our Tournament boasts drawings, raffles,

  • Date: Monday, May 8th
  • Time/s:9 am Registration | 10 am Shot Gun Start
  • LocationCountry Club of Missouri – Columbia, MO
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