Golf for the DSAGSL!

Summer is upon us, and with that comes a ton of chances to get out and play golf to support the DSAGSL!  Several important tournaments are around the corner, with more on the way later this year.  Hope to see you at one or more of them!

  Driving for the Upside of Downs
Saturday, June 7
  Timber Lakes GC - Staunton, IL
  This event is a 4-person scramble that includes,
  golf, cart, lunch, dinner and lots of prizes. The
  event also features a golf clinic for children and
  adults with special needs, starting at 10 am.
  Teams and volunteers needed! Contact Travis at for details.

  Working Wonders 4 Downs
Friday, June 13
  Annbriar GC - Waterloo, IL
  This event includes 18 holes of golf, food, and
  many great prizes available through auction and
  giveaways. Teams needed! Contact Jay at
  314.856.3131 or
  Click here to visit the event website.

Summer Programs, Events and Camps

As you know, the summer gets BUSY! We wanted to make sure the DSAGSL provided you with a complete list of all our summer programs, events and camps.  Also, you can always look at our calendar of events and keep an eye out for the save the date e-news (sent the last Thursday of every month.)
For more information on any of the below or to register, contact Erin at 314.961.2504 or

  Tennis Program
Mondays at 7pm, June 2 - Labor Day
  Rockwood Summit High School
  Once again, DSAGSL is hosting a weekly tennis program to any
  player age 8 and up. Our playters will learn tennis
  fundamentals, and also have the opportunity to participate in
  this summer's Special Olympics Missouri competition. All ability
  levels welcome! Questions or more more info? Contact Jeremie
  at 314.961.2504 or

  NEW Therapeutic Play Group
First Friday of every month starting June 6
9:30am - 11am at the DSAGSL Office
  Join us for this monthly play group for 0-3 year olds.
  Parents and caregivers can enjoy coffee and visit while
  their babies and toddlers engage in therapeutic play and
  fun. **During July, play group is moved to July 11, to
  accomodate the Independence Day holiday.

Art Club
Starting June 18 and 19
  Third Weds of every month (Adults 21 and up), 5 - 7pm
  Third Thurs of every month (21 and under), 4 - 6pm
Turner Center for the Arts
  Our Comic Book Club has amazingly morphed into a new powerful club of talented artists. In order to help their super powers flourish we have partnered with Turner Center for the Arts to hold our own art club! Encourage your adult or teen to join friends in a safe, creative environment where expression is easy!

  NEW Bodies and Boundaries Workshop for Teens/Adults
  Monday June 23, June 30, July 14 and July 28
  6 - 7:30pm at the DSAGSL Office
  Due to the popularity of our April Bodies and Boundaries
  workshop, the DSAGSL is bringing your teens and adults a
  4-week workshop covering body safety, personal hygiene,
  boundaries and appropriate behaviors.

  Coffee Talk: Down Syndrome & Alzheimer's disease
  Tuesday, June 17
  6 - 7pm at the DSAGSL Office
  Join us at Coffee Talk for some insight on this topic. Learn the
  signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and how Down
  syndrome and Alzheimer's intersect.

  Family Movie Nights
Friday, June 27 and August 15
  6:30 - 8:30pm at the

  We are so exctied for our upcoming family movie nights!
  In June, we will be featuring the Lego Movie at 6:30pm
  and will have snacks and goodies for all.

  NEW Chef for Life
Every Tuesday from July 1 through August 5
  Contact Erin for more details

This six week course for teens and adults with Down syndrome and
  their families will teach healthy food choices, portion sizes,
  nutritious recipes and more.

  Birdies and Bass Golf Tournament
Monday, July 14
  Persimmon Woods Golf Course

Join us for our signature golf event! Teams compete in a
  full day of golf preceded by a fishing derby where, thanks
  to help from our self-advocates, teams can shave strokes
  off their golf score by reeling in a big fish from one of the
  lakes on the course. Our event also features an auction, as
  well as great food and drinks. 

Night at the Magic House
Monday, July 21
  6 - 8pm at the Magic House

  Join us for a night of family fun, exploration and learning
  thanks to our friends at the Magic House! The entire family is
  welcome at this private event for DSAGSL families and friends.

DSAGSL Annual Meeting
Wednesday, July 30
  6pm at the DSAGSL Office

  Our annual meeting is drawing near. This meeting is open
  to all members - that means EVERYONE - and will touch on
  highlights from the past year as well as a look ahead to our 2014-15 plans. There will also be items up for our membership vote. We hope you will attend and participate. Families (including self-advocates) are welcome, and child care will be provided. RSVP to to attend.

Lego Nature Connects
Saturday, August 9
  10am at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

Explore larger-than-life plants and animals made from
  Lego bricks in the Missouri Botanical Garden's Climatron.
  Come and check out the more than 300,000 lego piece
  exhibit with the whole family!

Now Taking Applications for the Education Specialist Program!
Please apply by August 15
Did you know that you can request teacher training in your child's
  IEP? Well the DSAGSL is now accepting applications to our
  Education Specialist Partnership Program is a joint effort
  bewtween Greater St. Louis area schools, agencies, parents and
  the DSAGSL. The goal of the partnership is to proved support for
  educators, parents and professionals seeking to build a meaningful eduation for students with Down syndrome. This FREE four-part workshop begins in September and provides 20 hours of meaningful training as well as continuing education units. Please apply by August 15 and encourage your child's teacher and staff to do so as well! Find more info here.

Back to School Night
Tuesday, August 19
  6 - 8pm at the DSAGSL Office

  For children with special needs and their caregivers, going back to
  school can be challenging and a little intimidating. Transition, new routines, a new education team, IEPs, and more! Please RSVP to Erin.

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Upcoming Events

Visit our calendar online for events from us, our community groups, third party fundraisers along with Pujols Family Foundation, Albert Pujols Wellness Center at St. Luke's and DADS St. Louis!

Save the Date!
Walk in the Park - September 13
Pumpkin Palooza - September 27
Family Movie Night - October 3
2nd Annual Talent Show - Oct. 17

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