If you would like more specific information about any upcoming events, please Contact Us.
Saturday, September 21 to Sunday, September 22
Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm
This year’s 25th Annual Children’s Fest promises a weekend filled with spectacular live entertainment and an array of exciting hands on activities that are sure to please children 12 and under. There’s something for everyone in our expanded lineup of family friendly activities from sports and games, to experimenting with science and dabbling in the arts. Looking forward to seeing you all at Children’s Fest 2019!
The 0 – 5 age group along with their siblings and parents enjoyed a playdate meet up at Mic Mac Park.
The children had a blast playing on the swings, slides, splash pad, and all the other equipment. The parents enjoyed catching up and sharing their experiences with school, daycare, and day-to-day activities, as well as sharing ideas and information.
Snacks were enjoyed by all.
Please also save the dates for these upcoming events:
October 5 – Pepes Pumpkin Patch – Lasalle
November 9/10 – Vollmer Pool – Lasalle
December 8 – Playdium 5 Pin Bowling – Windsor
We are in the process of booking these activities and having a rough number of who is able to attend would help us, so please let us know if you think you are able to make any of those dates. More information will be sent out closer to the date.
The 0 – 5 age group visited Pepe’s Pumpkin Patch in LaSalle on Saturday October 5th. The weather was beautiful and the turn out was great! Children enjoyed the hay ride, train ride, corn maze, face painting, and the various play structures and activities. And each child got to take home their own little pumpkin as a souvenir!
Our Board members invited Brian Reynolds and Shawn Wallace (Seth’s Dad) to our board meeting before the summer and their presentation was so amazing that we wanted to offer a workshop/presentation in October for our families. They would love the opportunity to help our member families take full advantage of the RDSP program and to find out how the plan can best benefit your individual circumstances.
We are passing this information on to you to see if any of you would be interested in hearing their presentation. For further details, there is a flyer attached.
Family and friends danced the night away at our Annual Hallowe’en Dance to great music!
Thank you Cindy and volunteers for decorating the room in a haunting way with coloured lights and creepy spiders and skeletons. Thanks to Kelly for all the spooky snacks of candy, fruit, punch and cupcakes. A special thanks to Celesta and helper Alex for best selection of music ever! The help with putting the room back in order was most appreciated.
Our annual Bowling for Down Syndrome Awareness Week is taking place on Sunday, November 3!
Please RSVP to your group leader by Wednesday, October 30th with the number of people attending in your family and include any dietary restrictions. Once we receive all dietary restrictions, lunch will be confirmed.
We can’t wait to see you there!
*Please see the attached poster for more details.
The Windsor-Essex Down Syndrome Association (Up About Down) is excited to invite parents to a seminar about Teaching Your Child To Read. This seminar is intended for Parents/Caregivers of children and adults with Down Syndrome who are looking for tips and strategies for early reading skills.
Thank you for the many responses! We chose the date based on popular demand and hope this will accommodate the majority.
When: Monday, November 4th 6:30 p.m.
Where: Central Park Athletics, 3400 Grand Marais Rd East. “Small Meeting Room” on the second floor just past the restaurant (not far from the gymnastics viewing area for you regulars). Enter the parking lot off of Grand Marais between Walker and Central. Enter the building at the main entrance at the south east corner nearest to Grand Marais, go up the stairs and to the right past the restaurant, there will be signage.
Presenter: Shelley Lavoie. Shelley has a Developmental Psychology Degree from the University of Windsor and a Learning Disability Specialist Post Graduate Diploma from Cambrian College in Learning Strategies as well as Assistive Technology. She has spent many years as an Adult Literacy Instructor at the Windsor Public Library teaching individuals with varying levels of abilities. Currently, Shelley owns the Literacy Loft, a tutoring agency that specializes in teaching people with developmental and learning challenges. Shelley is certified in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which uses a multi-sensory approach for learning.
Please come and enjoy an evening out to hear technical advice, real life suggestions, learn, share, and make new friends.
*** We will have light snacks and educational reading door prizes to win!***
RSVP to Cindy Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proudly Sponsored by the Windsor-Essex Down Syndrome Association
Event for 0-5 year group.
Sunday, November 24th from 2:00-6:00pm
Group Leaders: Please send out our Christmas party invitation to attempt to get an RSVP from planned attendees. We will need final numbers by November 1st to organize the event.
Reminder: Parent’s are responsible to bring a small wrapped present from Santa for each child.
Adult Leaders: I am looking for someone to say grace before our meal. If any of our adults are interested please contact me with a name and contact information.
*Please see flyer below for more information.
Sunday December 8 the 0-5 age group had their Playdium 5 pin bowling event. There were 26 people that attended this event. It was a great time, we were able to work on motor skills, turn taking, social skills, and just unwind before this busy holiday season.
Come join us at Playdium Lanes Sunday, December 8th from 11-12:30pm for some 5 pin bowling. We will be covering the cost of shoe rentals and the lane rentals, we need to know how many bowlers we will have. If you are assisting your kids you do not count as a bowler. Please let us know by November 16th, we have to have a count.