We would like to thank Lee Smith and the group of volunteers associated with the University of Windsor Disabilities Studies Student Association for their efforts in making World Down Syndrome day in Windsor such a memorable day.  To recognize World Down Syndrome Day, on March 21, 2015, Lee organized a fantastic walk on our beautiful riverfront with proceeds benefitting the Windsor-Essex Down Syndrome Association.
Thank you so much for all of the time and hard work that went into planning this event and for bringing awareness to individuals with Down Syndrome.  We are so honoured to have been chosen as the charity of choice by the Student Association.
Thank you also to the many families who came out and braved the cold! Even with the cold and wind, there was nothing but warm hearts and love!!


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Oct
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UAD Halloween Dance Friday @ Corpus Christi Church Hall
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are booked for a great Halloween Night of Dancing on Friday, October 25. Our Location has changed to Corpus Christi Church Hall at 1400 Cabana Rd W. There is lots of parking and a door on the right and into the Hall from the parking lot.

Dance from 7pm – 9pm.

Snacks and Fun with friends.

We were unable to get Jody and her team for Music that night so I need your help to suggest someone to replace them, plus we need coloured lights, even a DJ. Please send your thoughts right away.

Nov
3
Sun
2019
Come Celebrate our Annual Bowling for Down Syndrome Awareness Week @ Super Bowl
Nov 3 all-day

Hi Families,

Please save this date for our Annual Bowling for Down Syndrome Awareness Week with our Families

Super Bowl
10000 Tecumseh Rd E., Windsor

More info to follow.

Nov
4
Mon
2019
Reading Seminar @ Central Park Athletics
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm

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 cindy.tracey@yahoo.ca.

Proudly Sponsored by the Windsor-Essex Down Syndrome Association

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