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Annual FRIENDS Picnic ***CANCELLED***

Annual FRIENDS Picnic ***CANCELLED***

June 10, 2018 – FRIENDS picnic at Catoctin Creek Nature Center has been cancelled due to forecast of rain and will be rescheduled.  More information to follow.  See EVENTS page for more information.

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific. Note: The program will put emphasis on advocacy skills.

New Gerber baby with Down Syndrome

New Gerber baby with Down Syndrome

The 2018 Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia who is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest’s start in 2010. “He’s very outgoing and never meets a stranger,”

FRIENDS Scholarships

FRIENDS Scholarships

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

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

  Click here to see stories of Down Syndrome in the news.

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