From LPB, “Maureen Blazejewski, M.Ed., one of our educational consultants, who also serves as Director of Education of the MDSC will be hosting a free webinar next Wed, May 25 at 12:00 PM EST – IEP Development: Considerations for Effective Advocacy

Coming together with your child’s team each year can be both exciting and stressful as you reflect upon your child’s progress and plan out for the new areas of focus over the next calendar year. This webinar will offer parents information, insight and tips that will lead to more effective communication and advocacy as you come together with your district team to plan for your child’s educational needs.”

REGISTER HERE:…/6021879324322698500

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Join us on Wednesday, May 18 at the MA State House where we will be advocating for two bills together with the MDSC to ensure that all people with Down syndrome have opportunities to lead meaningful fulfilling lives in the community. This free event includes lunch and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend – please register at the link below. The two bills concern non-discrimation in access to organ transplants (people with DS are at the bottom of the list) and inclusive higher education for people with IDD to attend state college with their non-disabled peers.

Does your child want to learn to ride a bike? Sign up for iCan Bike Camp from April 18-22 at Lawrence Academy in Groton. The camp is a five day program that provides the supports and equipment for individuals ages 8 and older to learn to ride a bicycle.

Trained staff help individuals learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle using special adaptive bikes. Riders attend one 75 minute session each day for five days. Over the course of the week, the bikes are adjusted to challenge the rider’s balance.

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Families of children with Down syndrome and leukemia (where-ever you may be in your treatment journey), you are cordially invited to apply to attend CAMP SUNSHINE from April 17-22, 2016

During this special oncology session families of children with Down syndrome and leukemia are encouraged to apply. Please consider joining us for an amazing opportunity for respite, reflection, relaxation, caring and support and of course, recreation and FUN!

For more information from Camp Sunshine please feel free to call 207-655-3800 or email [email protected] Applications can be mailed to: [email protected] or faxed to: 207-655-3825 or mailed to:
Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Rd., Casco, ME 04015

Feel free to call us as well. We’ve been there and we know.
Kathy and Mark Campbell, 978-343-0159 or [email protected]