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16th Annual Buddy Walk

16th Annual Buddy Walk

Ready – Set – Walk! It’s time to celebrate this fun filled day with family and friends and celebrate all individuals with Down Syndrome!  We will have activities the whole family can enjoy such as a petting zoo, moon bounces,

Ryan Krempa Hockey League **UPDATED**

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

Down Syndrome in the news

Down Syndrome in the news

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Mount Airy race to raise awareness of Down syndrome

Mount Airy race to raise awareness of Down syndrome

Ava McKelvey is just like millions of other 4-year-old girls in America: Her favorite movie is Frozen, her favorite colors, purple and pink, and she is a huge Taylor Swift fan. She loves to swim and to go shopping, and,

Kearney, Missouri wrestler with Down syndrome wins first career match

Kearney, Missouri wrestler with Down syndrome wins first career match

KEARNEY, Mo. — Some sports fans consider it the toughest game of them all. The wrestlers at Kearney High School certainly think so. After all, the Bulldogs have won two of the last three Class 3 championships in Missouri. That

FRIENDS Scholarships

FRIENDS Scholarships

Andrew C. Eiker Memorial Scholarship The Family Resource, Information & Education Network for Down Syndrome (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.) believes that our future lies in the hands of our teachers/instructors.  The better we can assist them in achieving their goals and set them

2014 Techniques for Success (TFS) Conference

2014 Techniques for Success (TFS) Conference

The Techniques for Success (TFS) conference, co-sponsored by the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) and F.R.I.E.N.D.S. of Frederick, provides practical tips and strategies for educating students with Down syndrome and those with other special needs. The 2014 TFS for Parents conference will be

Protecting special needs kids financially (USA Today)

Protecting special needs kids financially (USA Today)

(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Protecting special needs kids financially by Cherice Chen, AdviceIQ 7:45 a.m. EDT August 23, 2014 More than 56 million Americans have some type of disability, according to the Census Bureau. Autism, for example, affects one in 50 children.

State of the Art Conference Scholarship funds available

State of the Art Conference Scholarship funds available

Scholarships are now available for registrations for the upcoming State of the Art conference on Post Secondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Priority is given to family members (self-advocates are free) and I encourage anyone interested to apply quickly