Events

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Wednesday, October 19th

 

 

 

 

Cook WIth ALLIE and Karen BiSHOP 

Via ZOOM @ 6:30pm 

Join the fun 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 provided by 21 Club. 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.

Please RSVP by the Friday before each class 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 

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Dr. Brian Skotko

Via  ZOOM  9:30am-11:30am

Join us for Dr. Brian Skotko's presentation on Down syndrome health updates. Everything you need to know to keep your loved one with Down syndrome healthy from childhood to adolescents.

A Board-certified medical geneticist, Dr. Skotko is the Emma Campbell Endowed Chair on Down Syndrome at Massachusetts General Hospital. As the Director of the hospital’s Down Syndrome Program, he has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities. He co-authored the national award-winning books, Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome and Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters. He is a graduate of Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Kennedy School, and he is currently an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Skotko is a leader on clinical and translational research about Down syndrome. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, NPR’s “On Point,” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Dr. Skotko has a sister with Down syndrome and serves on the Honorary Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.

This presentation will be free of charge for all 21 Club members.  Registration deadline is Thursday, October 13th.  We will email the zoom link and presentation code to you.

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The 21 Club Holiday Celebration

Sunday, December 4, 2022 

Delta Hotels by MaRriott           grande Ballroom

200 genesee Street, UtIca

Starting At 3:30pm

 Santa is coming to town for our 21 Club Holiday celebration.  Check your e-mail in November for the details and the invitation! Not on our e-mail list?  Need an invite?  Click HERE.

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Literacy Tutoring

Check out our Fall Literacy Program!

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 program will start in October.  

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.  

 

Any questions? Contact our literacy program coordinator, Heidi McManus by e-mailing her HERE or calling her at 315-735-2279 ext. 220.

 

July 2023

(Date will be posted in Spring)

Family Picnic

 

Chadwicks Donovan Memorial Park

 

9400 Elm Street, Chadwicks, NY

6:00pm

 

Our in person family picnic is back!  Join us on Thursday evening, July 14th at 6pm (rain or shine).  This event is FREE for all 21 Club families.   The food will be from Boneyard BBQ.  A photographer will be taking family photos for our annual 21 Club Calendar.  (When you arrive, you can sign up for a time for your family photo.  A calendar pre-order form will be available at the merchandise table at the picnic.  We ask that all calendars be pre-paid so we don't order too many.  Calendars are $15 each)  Down syndrome merchandise will be available for purchase.  

We look forward to welcoming our families and friends for this fun event! 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 5th so we can gather all the supplies for the picnic.  

 

 

Sunday, September 18, 2022

 Buddy Walk

Hanna Park- Utica  10:00am-12:30pm

 

Our friends at  Upstate Cerebral Palsy will be sponsoring the Buddy Walk this year at the Parkway Recreation Center in Utica, NY.  There will be a walk around the tennis courts, and activities for the kids.