World DS Day – Momma Lucia’s & Pie Five Fundraiser for F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Momma Lucia’s Restaurant  at 1700 Kingfisher Dr Ste 13, Frederick, MD 21701 will donate a percentage of your bill to F.R.I.E.N.D.S. in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.  This applies all day during normal business hours.  Just let them know you are with F.R.I.E.N.D.S.  This also goes for Pie Five at 200 Shorebird St Unit C, Frederick,

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.

Down Syndrome in the news

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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 6:30pm 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!


Click here to go to our scholarships page.


For more information about upcoming Techniques for Success seminars, please email or  Click here to go to the 2015 Techniques for Success page.


For more information about upcoming events, please email


For more information about F.R.I.E.N.D.S., please email


SAVE THE DATESeptember 16, 2017 for our 16th Annual Buddy Walk!!!


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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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