WednesdaYS In August
Cook WIth ALLIE and Karen BiSHOP
Via ZOOM @ 6:30pm
Join us Wednesdays via ZOOM to learn new recipes that our friends with Down syndrome can prepare safely and enjoy.
Karen and Allie Bishop will be leading each cooking class. All classes are FREE. The ingredients are being donated. We will be preparing kits for each person and delivering them to you on Mondays ahead of time. Registration in advance will be required for each class so preparations can be made.
Our next class will be Wednesday, August 5th and we will make the Rainbow Fruit Salad and Rainbow Sprinkle Pretzel Rods pictured here.
Please RSVP by August 1st so we can gather supplies and deliver what you will need. If this is your first time joining us, please include the participant's age and any food allergies or sensitivities we should be aware of.
Our Summer literacy tutoring program has started!
Open doors for your loved one by opening a book. Reading leads to better speech, success at school, and opportunities in life. Take advantage of our literacy program and get your child started reading or improve current reading skills. Our 6 week Summer program will start in July.
The focus of this program is to provide literacy support and reading instruction to individuals with Down syndrome. Participants and tutors will be matched based on mutual availability, and will meet once a week for an hour of one-on-one instruction for six weeks. Tutors will be responsible for creating lesson plans and assessing participants. The Utica Public Library has resources for tutors to utilize, including an array of leveled readers and the ability to duplicate or laminate materials and make personalized books for participants. Participants can meet with their tutor at a location and time that works best for their schedule.
Sunday, FALL 2020
Hanna Park- Utica 10:30am-1:00pm
We are waiting to see whether COVID-19 will allow the Buddy Walk to proceed this year.
Learn more about Dr. Kristie HERE
Together We'll Explore:
What is going on inside children’s brains when they experience strong emotions
How to reduce common stressors that trigger children to “flip their lids”
How to help children stay within the “window of tolerance” as you begin to reframe misbehavior as stress behavior
Practical strategies for helping children recognize, process, and respond in appropriate ways to get their needs met
Why popular behavior management techniques do more harm than good…and what you can do differently!
After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information for joining the meeting.
The 21 Club Presents:
Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak
Friday, October 16th
LIVE via ZOOM
This Event is FREE
The 21 Club Holiday Party
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Delta HotelS By MarRiott, Utica
(Check-In Starts at 3:30pm)
Our annual Holiday Party is tentatively scheduled for December 6, 2020. COVID-19 developments will determine whether we can gather for this fun event! We hope to be able to enjoy good food, good company, a visit from Santa, presents for the children, giveaways, and entertainment as well as a DJ and dancing!
Brody's Buddy Ride
Brody’s BUDDY™ Ride is a 63 mile bike ride signifying Trisomy-21. Down syndrome occurs when there are three copies of the 21st chromosome. Therefore, 21 x 3 to equal 63 miles. It is here that we feel, 3 copies of the chromosome, as opposed to the typical 2, is better…”More is Better”! The ride was established to raise awareness for Down syndrome.
The ride will start and end at Clinton school where parking will be available for bikers.
7:00 AM - Riders check-in
7:15 AM - Opening comments and prayer
7:30 AM - Bike ride begins
1:00-1:30 PM - Bikers arrive back at Clinton Schools
For more information, go to brodysbuddyride.org.