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2019 Techniques for Success

2019 Techniques for Success

October 13, 2019 No Comments

The Techniques for Success (TFS) conference provides practical strategies for educating students with Down syndrome and those with other special needs. The Annual Techniques for Success Conference will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Turf Valley Resort. Click here to go to webpage for Techniques for Success.

Down Syndrome Awareness Maryland License Plate

Down Syndrome Awareness Maryland License Plate

July 29, 2019 No Comments

Register now for the Maryland State Down Syndrome Awareness license plate.  Plate fee is $45.00.  Numbers are assigned sequentially.  To get a registration form, please contact the plate administrator, Lottie Trigg at bahtrigg@hotmail.com.  A portion of the plate fee goes towards FRIENDS to help promote awareness and acceptance of individuals with Down Syndrome.  Thank you for your […]

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

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

January 31, 2019 No Comments

Also check out F.R.I.E.N.D.S. on Facebook!! https://www.facebook.com/FRIENDSOFFREDCO/  

Mount Airy race to raise awareness of Down syndrome

Mount Airy race to raise awareness of Down syndrome

January 26, 2015 No Comments

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, according to her mother, Maggie, Ava is really, really into baby dolls. “She is really […]

Kearney, Missouri wrestler with Down syndrome wins first career match

Kearney, Missouri wrestler with Down syndrome wins first career match

January 16, 2015 No Comments

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 school’s list of tough guys includes one who achieved his first career win on the […]

FRIENDS Scholarships

FRIENDS Scholarships

January 16, 2015 No Comments

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 up for success, the better our kids have a chance for a brighter future. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. […]

2014 Techniques for Success (TFS) Conference

2014 Techniques for Success (TFS) Conference

October 6, 2014 No Comments

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 held in the evening on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.  TFS […]

Protecting special needs kids financially (USA Today)

Protecting special needs kids financially (USA Today)

August 28, 2014 No Comments

(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. For parents of a child with a disability, the great fear is: “What happens when […]

State of the Art Conference Scholarship funds available

State of the Art Conference Scholarship funds available

August 11, 2014 No Comments

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 while funds are still available. – Heather Sacks Click here for flyer. Click here for application.  

2019 Techniques for Success

The Techniques for Success (TFS) conference provides practical strategies for educating students with Down syndrome and those with other special...

Down Syndrome Awareness Maryland License Plate

Register now for the Maryland State Down Syndrome Awareness license plate.  Plate fee is $45.00.  Numbers are assigned sequentially.  To...

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

Also check out F.R.I.E.N.D.S. on Facebook!! https://www.facebook.com/FRIENDSOFFREDCO/  

FRIENDS Scholarships

The June 15, 2018 deadline for scholarships is quickly approaching.  Click here to go to our scholarship page.

Down Syndrome in the news

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14th 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!...

Brunswick man wants more opportunities for those with Down syndrome

When Evan Routzahn looks at his daughter, Avery, he sees an exuberant 5-year-old. “She lights up the room,” he...

Building the future now! (Webinar)

Thursday, September 24 Making Inclusive Child Care a Reality Thursday, October 15 Post Secondary Options for Transitioning Youth: What’s...

Ryan Scott Krempa

Ryan Scott Krempa Ryan Scott Krempa was granted his angel wings on August 10th 2015.  His final days were...

Boy aged six with Down’s syndrome is a model superstar on the catwalk

This lovely little boy with Down’s syndrome is taking the modelling world by storm as a catwalk star. Louis Killick is...