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15th Annual Buddy Walk!

15th 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, fun games, entertainment, food, speakers,

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

iCan Shine Bike Camp – Aug. 1-5, 2016 – Urbana HS

iCan Shine Bike Camp – Aug. 1-5, 2016 – Urbana HS

iCan Shine We understand that the vast majority of people with disabilities never have the experience of independently riding a conventional two-wheel bicycle during their lifetime. Research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with

3rd Annual Down Right Spectacular Car Show – Aug. 6

3rd Annual Down Right Spectacular Car Show – Aug. 6

Sat, August 6, 2016 Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick Md. (Macy’s end of mall). 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Click here to view flyer.  

PALS Program

PALS Program

PALS Program PALS Programs provides a place for young adults with Down syndrome and their peers to have fun, grow as individuals, and build transformative friendships. It appears there is one at Georgetown University as well as other states. Georgetown

Maryland ABLE Bill Signed into Law!

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

NDSS #DSWORKS Employment Campaign

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

Congress May Consider Tweaks To ABLE Accounts

Congress May Consider Tweaks To ABLE Accounts

Federal lawmakers are already looking to expand the eligibility and capabilities of a new type of savings account for people with disabilities. A package of three bills introduced this month in Congress would offer extra flexibility to individuals with disabilities

World Down Syndrome Day – March 21

World Down Syndrome Day – March 21

#MyFriendsMyCommunity Monday 21 March 2016 marks the 11th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. Down Syndrome International encourages our friends all over

Why this father says ‘Down syndrome is the best thing that ever happened to me’

Why this father says ‘Down syndrome is the best thing that ever happened to me’

During a recent trip to a store, Robb Scott overheard a little boy ask his father a simple question: “What is Down syndrome?” The boy’s father told his son that it’s an illness of “not knowing anything.” Scott — the