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.

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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

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World Down Syndrome Day – March 21

    Click here to go to the World Down Syndrome Day page.

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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 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.

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. SCHOLARSHIPS

Click here to go to our scholarships page.

TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESS

For more information about upcoming Techniques for Success seminars, please email TFS@friendsoffredco.org.

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.

DONATIONS

If you would like to make a donation, all checks should be payable to F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and mailed to:
                F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
                P.O. Box 641
                Middletown, MD.  21769

BUDDY WALK

Click on logo to go to our 13th Annual Buddy Walk page!

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….

Click on the following links to download the Frederick County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) Membership Flyer, SECAC_Membership_Flyer (*.doc) or SECAC_Membership_Flyer (PDF).

AFFILIATES

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

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