NEW Day for Monthly Get-togethers!!
***ATTENTION*** Our monthly get-togethers have a new day. Starting in April 2014, our month get-togethers has moved to the SECOND Friday of the month.
What Really Happens When You Use the R-Word
We are free to express ourselves (in accordance with the law), just about any way that we choose to. I do not enjoy hearing the “R” word: “retard” and “retarded.” And I will tell you why… As these two words are now commonly used? They are (at all times), meant as a euphemistic put-down. And the genesis
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 first Tuesday 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.
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TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESS
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DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MARYLAND LICENSE PLATE
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