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 September 14, 2013
Dr. Elaine Harrington, pediatrician, discussing health care guidelines for people with Down syndrome

 October 12, 2013
2013 Buddy Walk®

 November 9, 2013
Fourth annual holiday shopping event

 December 14, 2013                                                                 Annual Holiday Party

 August 11, 2013                                                                         Family Movie & Popcorn

July 13, 2013
Book swap and information sharing session

June 8, 2013
Annual family picnic

May 11, 2013
ARC of Sedgwick County

April 27, 2013
World Down Syndrome Day celebration at the zoo

April 13, 2013
Annual talent show

March 9, 2013
Keith Gatum with Partners in Policymaking, a leadership advocacy training program for adults with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities

March 1-3, 2013
IDSC WDSD Kick Off at Great Wolf Lodge Resort in Kansas City

February 9, 2013
Scott Adams with the Special Needs Planning Center: Educational workshop on HCBS waiver program

January 12, 2013
Peter Daniels with the Sedgwick CDDO (County Developmental Disability Organization

December 8, 2012
Holiday party

November 17, 2012
3rd annual holiday shopping event at the Sedgwick County Extension Office

November 10, 2012
Anna Woods and five adults with Down syndrome speaking as self-advocates and discussing how they reclaimed their health with exercise and healthier diets

October 13, 2012
2012 Buddy Walk®

September 8, 2012
Jill Bosley from Children's Miracle Network

August 19, 2012
Splash park and ice cream social

August 11, 2012
Arts Partners - an educational program that integrates visual and performing arts

July 22, 2012
Pizza and bowling at Northrock Lanes and AJ's Sports Grill

July 14, 2012
Families Together - services and resources for children and families

June 30, 2012
Moms Night Out at a local restaurant

June 9, 2012
Annual family picnic at High Park in Derby

May 12, 2012
Decorated flower pots for Mother's and Father's Day gifts

April 14, 2012
Annual talent show

March 18, 2012
Pizza, bugs, and "A Bug's Life"...what a great meeting!

February 25, 2012
Linda McKechnie, handbell choir director, demonstrated techniques for teaching music to those with special needs

January 14, 2012
Anna Woods of Woods Wellness on aspects of fitness and nutrition

December 10, 2011
Annual holiday party, including a visit from Santa!

November 12, 2011
Pizza party with Soapy the Clown

October 8, 2011
Buddy Walk 2011

September 10, 2011
An open discussion on wandering and wandering prevention

August 13, 2011
Teri Harris, SLP, spoke on speech and language issues in individuals with Down syndrome and various therapy techniques

July 9, 2011
CARES (Canine Assistance Rehabilitation Education & Services)

June 11, 2011
Annual family picnic at High Park in Derby

May 14, 2011
Marti Johnson on special needs planning

April 9, 2011
9a-10a - New parent breakfast
10a-12n - Information sharing session

March 12, 2011
Annual talent show

February 12, 2011
Stephanie Nance on international adoption

January 8, 2011
Inclusion specialist Ellen Awe

November 6, 2010
Holiday shopping event at Grace Presbyterian Church

October 9, 2010
The Buddy Walk
Thanks to all who walked, volunteered, and contributed!

September 11, 2010
"The Memory Keeper's Daughter"
Janine Shumate led a discussion of her book "The Memory Keeper's Daughter". You can visitthe book's website for more information.

August 14, 2010
"For the Love of Chance"
Lainie Armstrong shared about the exciting opportunities available to our kids with special needs through her organizations: "For the Love of Chance" and "Miracle League of Wichita". Opportunities include kickball, bowling, T-ball, art classes, dance classes, and a drumming circle! Visit "For the Love of Chance" for more information.

July 10, 2010
Pictures for 2011 DSSW calendar
Thank you Trish Smith for taking such great pictures of our kiddos!

June 12, 2010
Family picnic at High Park in Derby

May 8, 2010
Lose the Training Wheels, plus Dr. Riva on sleep apnea, sleep studies, etc.

April 10, 2010
Annual talent show

March 28, 2010
World Down Syndrome Day at the Sedgwick County Zoo
(postponed from March 21, 2010)

March 13, 2010
Donna Bohn
Information on special needs trusts

February 13, 2010
Lindsey Smith, self-advocate
Lindsey shared an informative and touching overview of her life journey and her experiences in Special Olympics.  She and her mother then answered a wide range of questions from the group.

January 9, 2010
Book sharing session
Members shared their favorite or most useful book with everyone, and reviewed the books available in the society's library.

December 12, 2009
Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

Newly elected officers are:
     Rebecca McCaulley - president
     Beth Sullivan - vice-president
     Lisa Umbehr - secretary
Here are some pictures of the kids with Santa!

November 14, 2009
Susan Bommarito

Informative presentation on occupational therapy and learning environment

November 6, 2009
"Teaching Tools for Students with Intellectual Disabilities" presented by Susan Peoples

October 3, 2009
6th Annual Buddy Walk®

We had 1,661 walkers and 160 volunteers, 1,821 participants in all!  We reached our goal of $55,000, and with some late donations we are surpassing it!

June 27, 2009
Annual Family Picnic

It was another excellent social event for the members of DSSW!

Visit the Meetings page for a full list of past events.

April 5, 2016

Teen and Adult Bowling Night at The Alley, 6p-8p