Maryland ABLE Bill Signed into Law!

Maryland ABLE Bill Signed into Law! ANNAPOLIS, MD- Governor Hogan signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law on April 12, 2016.  After months of bipartisan support, Governor Hogan ensured those with disabilities in Maryland have the opportunity to save money for the future without negatively impacting needed federal means tested benefits.  Implementation of this

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NDSS #DSWORKS Employment Campaign

  NDSS Launches #DSWORKS™ - An Employment Campaign for People with Down Syndrome http://www.ndss.org/DSWORKS/ This week, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) launched a first of its kind employment campaign – #DSWORKS™ – at the National Press Club in Washington, DC with the help of Members of Congress, business leaders and stakeholders in the disability community. NDSS’ #DSWORKS™ is

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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 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.

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

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TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESS

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BUDDY WALK

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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