2016 Techniques for Success

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2016 – 8:00 am TO 4:00 pm HOLIDAY INN, 2 MONTGOMERY VILLAGE AVE, GAITHERSBURG, MD The TFS conference provides practical strategies for educating students with Down syndrome and other special needs. The format for 2016 includes a keynote and breakout sessions, and combines educators and parents for a full-day conference. Topics: •


NDSC Supports the 3-bill package of new ABLE bills

As you may know there are currently three ABLE bills that were introduced in the House and Senate. NDSC supports moving all three as a package, as they were introduced. NDSC, as a member of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities and co-chair of the Financial Security Task Force met with Congressional leaders to support


Ryan Krempa Hockey League

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is proudly announcing a new program for all of our member families and families with any special needs. We are starting the Ryan Krempa Hockey League here in Central Maryland and will serve all counties from Carroll to Garrett in Maryland, the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and Franklin and Adams counties in Pennsylvania.



If you would like to make a donation through PAYPAL or AMAZON Smile, please click the logos above or send your donations to:

P.O. Box 641
Middletown, MD 21769

Welcome Friends!

F.R.I.E.N.D.S., or Family Resource, Information & Education Network for Down Syndrome is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group of parents re-formed in 1999 in Frederick County, Maryland to:

  • Be a support and resource group for expectant parents, new parents and extended families of babies born with Down Syndrome;
  • Provide age-appropriate activities for our children and their friends;
  • Advocate for community awareness and acceptance;
  • Have quarterly meetings with professional speakers experienced in issues relative to Down Syndrome;
  • Meet informally to share the joys and challenges of parenting.

* Monthly meetings are held on the second Friday of every month at 7:00pm at the Middletown United Methodist Church (MUMC) off Alt. 40 going west out of Frederick.  For a map click here.  Please come and join us.


Click here to view the brochure and find out what we’re all about!


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For more information about upcoming Techniques for Success seminars, please email info@techniquesforsuccess.org or TFS@friendsoffredco.org.  Click here to go to the 2015 Techniques for Success page.


For more information about upcoming events, please email events@friendsoffredco.org.


For more information about F.R.I.E.N.D.S., please email info@friendsoffredco.org.


SAVE THE DATESeptember 17, 2016 for our 15th Annual Buddy Walk!!!

***We would like to thank everyone that came out and supported our 14th Annual Buddy Walk last year.  We had over 900 participants and raised over $40,000 for Down Syndrome!!***


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For the latest edition of the FRIENDS Newsletter, please click, Coming soon….


Affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and
the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC).

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