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Judy’s Make Your Mark on Disney Channel

Judy’s Make Your Mark on Disney Channel

February 9, 2015 No Comments

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Benefit Dinner for Ava’s 5K for Down Syndrome

Benefit Dinner for Ava’s 5K for Down Syndrome

January 27, 2015 No Comments

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Memories Charcoal House, located in Mt. Airy, MD, is hosting a Benefit Dinner to help raise money for Ava’s 5K for Down Syndrome. 10% of all sales from 5:00pm to 9:00pm (dine-in, carryout, and alcohol) will be donated to Ava’s 5K for Down Syndrome, all proceeds from the race will be donated […]

FRIENDS Valentine’s Day Dance

FRIENDS Valentine’s Day Dance

January 27, 2015 No Comments

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Valentine’s Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 6:00-10:00PM at the NEW Middletown Firehall. This event is free to all who attend. Dinner and dessert will be provided. We packed last year’s dance and felt the need for a larger space. We can accommodate up to 400 so please help spread the word to all. Dress attire is encouraged! More details coming soon! […]

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. […]

Candlelight vigil for Ethan Saylor

Candlelight vigil for Ethan Saylor

January 12, 2015 No Comments

Please join us on Monday, January 12 @ 6:30 PM at the Baker Park Bandshell for a Candlelight Vigil to Remember Ethan Saylor. This event will be held rain or shine. Walkways around the bandshell will be treated in the event of ice.

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 […]

13th Annual Buddy Walk 2014

13th Annual Buddy Walk 2014

September 14, 2014 No Comments

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, and much, much more!  Awards for the “Top Fundraising Team” and “Most Creative” will be announced […]

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 […]

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Judy’s Make Your Mark on Disney Channel

Please click for link to YouTube.

Benefit Dinner for Ava’s 5K for Down Syndrome

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, Memories Charcoal House, located in Mt. Airy, MD, is hosting a Benefit Dinner to help raise...

FRIENDS Valentine’s Day Dance

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Valentine’s Dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 6:00-10:00PM at the NEW Middletown Firehall. This event is...

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...

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...

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...

Candlelight vigil for Ethan Saylor

Please join us on Monday, January 12 @ 6:30 PM at the Baker Park Bandshell for a Candlelight Vigil to...

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...

13th Annual Buddy Walk 2014

Ready…Set…Walk! It’s time to celebrate this fun filled day with family and friends and celebrate all individuals with Down Syndrome!...

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...