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Nigeria: Reality TV Host Advocates for Down Syndrome

Nigeria: Reality TV Host Advocates for Down Syndrome

August 11, 2015 No Comments

By Adie Vanessa Offiong Reality TV host and United Nations Goodwill ambassador, John Fashanu, has said that Down Syndrome is an issue that should be on the front burner of the government. He said this while presenting an award to Mrs. Sandra Nwogu for her philanthropic work supporting children affected by the genetic disorder, on […]

Texas ranch offers jobs, opportunities for adults with Down Syndrome

Texas ranch offers jobs, opportunities for adults with Down Syndrome

August 11, 2015 No Comments

ELGIN, Texas (KXAN) — Down Syndrome is the most common genetic disorder in America, marked by slow physical development and mental impediments leaving an adult with the capacity of an eight or nine year old. It is especially tough on Down Syndrome adults, with a shorter life span and more prone to disease. Only one […]

August Ice Cream Party!!!

August Ice Cream Party!!!

August 4, 2015 No Comments

Beat the heat and join us for an ice cream party!! We will provide the ice cream and toppings. Dinner will not be served. We will be discussing the car show, Buddy Walk, and TFS conference. Lots of exciting things are happening in the next few months. We hope you can join us!!! Any questions […]

Music on the Hill Chill Out and Support the ARC

Music on the Hill Chill Out and Support the ARC

July 31, 2015 No Comments

Please click on link to view the flyer –> Music on The Hill Chill Out and Support The Arc

2nd Down Right Spectacular Car Show

2nd Down Right Spectacular Car Show

July 23, 2015 No Comments

Date: August 8, 2015 (Rain date: August 15, 2015) Place: FSK Mall (Macy’s end), Frederick, Maryland Time: 3:00pm – 8:00pm     Click the link below to see the flyer. FRIENDS Down Right Spectacular Car Show Promotional flyer-MG- April 2015  

Recent Maryland Legislation

Recent Maryland Legislation

July 23, 2015 No Comments

Ohio Mom Sues YMCA For Excluding Son With Down Syndrome

Ohio Mom Sues YMCA For Excluding Son With Down Syndrome

July 13, 2015 No Comments

It’s a battle for integration, but race is not the issue. An Ohio mother is suing a YMCA she says won’t accept her son into its general summer program, only offering the boy with Down syndrome a spot in its camp for kids with disabilities. In addition to refusing to make reasonable accommodations for 6-year-old […]

Ohio Committee Passes Bill to Ban Abortions Based on Down Syndrome

Ohio Committee Passes Bill to Ban Abortions Based on Down Syndrome

June 23, 2015 No Comments

In 2011, pro-life group Life Always ran a billboard in Manhattan showing a picture of a worried-looking black girl with the caption, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.” The provocative message was aimed directly at the fact that abortion is the No. 1 killer of African Americans, and in New […]

Fundraiser – Chipotle Mexican Grill

Fundraiser – Chipotle Mexican Grill

June 18, 2015 No Comments

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support F.R.I.E.N.D.S.  Come in to the Chipotle at 5523 Buckeystown Pike in Frederick, MD on Monday, June 22nd between 5:00pm and 9:00pm.  Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that […]

FRIENDS Summer / Father’s Day Picnic

FRIENDS Summer / Father’s Day Picnic

June 11, 2015 No Comments

Please come out and join us for our Annual Summer/Father’s Day Picnic!  This year we will be spending the day at the Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center!  We will be meeting at the pavilion for lunch, but feel free to spend the day enjoying the playground, nature trails, creek, and indoor animal (turtles, lizards, snakes, […]

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Nigeria: Reality TV Host Advocates for Down Syndrome

By Adie Vanessa Offiong Reality TV host and United Nations Goodwill ambassador, John Fashanu, has said that Down Syndrome...

Texas ranch offers jobs, opportunities for adults with Down Syndrome

ELGIN, Texas (KXAN) — Down Syndrome is the most common genetic disorder in America, marked by slow physical development...

August Ice Cream Party!!!

Beat the heat and join us for an ice cream party!! We will provide the ice cream and toppings....

Music on the Hill Chill Out and Support the ARC

Please click on link to view the flyer –> Music on The Hill Chill Out and Support The Arc

2nd Down Right Spectacular Car Show

Date: August 8, 2015 (Rain date: August 15, 2015) Place: FSK Mall (Macy’s end), Frederick, Maryland Time: 3:00pm –...

Recent Maryland Legislation

Ohio Mom Sues YMCA For Excluding Son With Down Syndrome

It’s a battle for integration, but race is not the issue. An Ohio mother is suing a YMCA she...

Ohio Committee Passes Bill to Ban Abortions Based on Down Syndrome

In 2011, pro-life group Life Always ran a billboard in Manhattan showing a picture of a worried-looking black girl...

Fundraiser – Chipotle Mexican Grill

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support F.R.I.E.N.D.S.  Come in to the Chipotle...

FRIENDS Summer / Father’s Day Picnic

Please come out and join us for our Annual Summer/Father’s Day Picnic!  This year we will be spending the...