FRIENDS Annual Holiday Party

We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with our wonderful F.R.I.E.N.D.S. families!!!! We have a delicious catered meal planned for all that can attend!! We ask that you just bring a dessert to share with the group. Santa will be joining us as well. If you would like Santa to give a small present

Techniques for Success 2017

The Techniques for Success (TFS) conference provides practical strategies for educating students with Down syndrome and those with other special needs. The 9th TFS conference will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Clarion Inn Frederick.  Click here to go to webpage for Techniques for Success.

Ryan Krempa Hockey League **UPDATED**

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is proudly announcing a recently 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




 

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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:

F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
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.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. BROCHURE

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

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. ANDREW C. EIKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Click here to go to our scholarships page.

TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESS

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.

EVENTS

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

INFORMATION

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

BUDDY WALK

SAVE THE DATESeptember 15, 2018 for our 17th Annual Buddy Walk!!!

DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MARYLAND LICENSE PLATE

Click on the license plate below or license plate in the menu at the top of the page to go to the license plate webpage.

NEWSLETTER

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

AFFILIATES

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

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