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March 2019

Museum of Disability World Down Syndrome Day Celebration 2019

March 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Museum of Disability History, 3826 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14226 United States
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Join us at our 1st celebration of a very special day! Come tour the museum from 9-10:30am and see the "In Celebration of Down Syndrome" traveling exhibit on World Down Syndrome Day! Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event but please RSVP so we know how many to expect. The Museum of disAbility is located at 3826 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14226.  https://form.jotform.com/dspgwny/MofDWDSDay19

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World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santoras Pizza & Pub, 7800 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221 United States
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$5

World Down Syndrome Day is Thursday, March 21. You can Rock Your Socks, have dinner with us at Santora's or check out the Peace Bridge which will be lit blue and yellow to celebrate! Rock Your Socks - When you wear your 'crazy' socks on Thursday, 3/21, they aren't meant to be hidden. Instead they are intended to start conversations and raise awareness. We hope when people look down and notice your socks, you can share with them all about Down syndrome and your loved one. Celebrate at…

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April 2019

April Meeting on Sexuality

April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Disability History, 3826 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14226 United States
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Join us at 7pm at the Museum of disAbility History where Kristi Moscato from Parent Network will share strategies for keeping our kids safe as well as when to speak up. When it comes to discussing sexuality, there are words to encourage a more comfortable conversation. Parents and caregivers will learn the importance of early and ongoing discussions about sexuality. There will also be a discussion about appropriate social behaviors for young adults with disabilities.

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July 2019

Summer Mini Golf Outing

July 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Broadway Driving Range & Mini Golf, 4367 Broadway
Depew, NY 14043 United States
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Join us for a day of family fun at Broadway Driving Range & Mini Golf. Enjoy a game of mini-golf, lunch and ice cream along with our DSPG families on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 1-4pm. Tickets are $12/person for immediate family only. Due to your continued generosity, the DSPG will absorb a portion of each ticket sold to keep this event fun and affordable. Register on line at https://form.jotform.com/dspgwny/green-acres-2019

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August 2019

A Day at the Bisons Game

August 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sahlens Field, 275 Washington St.
Buffalo, NY United States
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Join us for a fun family outing to the Buffalo Bison's game on Sunday, August 4 at 1:05 pm when the Bisons take on the Syracuse Mets. The tickets are $5 per family. Please RSVP by July 28, to ensure time for mail delivery. Immediate family only due to the popularity of this event. There are limited tickets, so onlyorder if you plan to attend. Register on line: https://form.jotform.com/dspgwny/bisons2019 or email Janet Poreda at janpo788@aol.com.

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September 2019

Annual Kick Off Meeting and Board Elections

September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Disability History, 3826 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14226 United States
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Our Annual Meeting and Board Elections will take place Monday, September 16 at 7PM at The Museum of Disability History. We will share our annual report and hold elections for positions on our Board of Directors. We will also have a resource night with brief presentations from Fantastic Friends, GiGi's Playhouse, SowFit as well as a discussion about the recent NDSC Conference in Pittsburgh. Please RSVP by 9/12/19 at https://form.jotform.com/dspgwny/Sept-2019

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2019 Step Up for Down Syndrome

September 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sahlen Field, 275 Washington Street
Buffalo, 14203 United States
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$10

Advance registration for Step Up is open! Register on line at https://form.jotform.com/dspgwny/Step-Up-2019. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event for $10. Registration includes lunch and ice cream. Children under 2 are free. The schedule of events has changed for 2019. Lunch will begin at 11:30am and the walk will take place at 1:00pm with ice cream to follow. For more info check our our Facebook page or contact Gretchen White at gretchen.w@dspgwny.org or 716-465-0128.

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October 2019

40th Anniversary Celebration

October 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Santoras Pizza & Pub, 7800 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221 United States
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Celebrating 40 Years of enhancing the lives of people with Down syndrome in Western New York. Please join us to celebrate this incredible milestone together! Saturday October 12th, 2019 Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill • 5:00-8:00pm We will have a short program at 5:30 and a pizza buffet dinner will be served from 6:00-7:00. Special guest speaker Shelly Helmer-Snyder $5.00 per person ~ cash bar will be available KINDLY RSVP BY OCTOBER 7, 2019 TO JANET POREDA email: janpo788@aol.com  •  call (716)…

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7th Annual Halloween Party

October 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Mary’s High School, 142 Lavarack Avenue
Lancaster, NY 14086 United States
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Join us for a Spook-tacular time! Costumes are encouraged. We will share some pizza and treats while enjoying some games and a trick or treat through the halls. This event is geared towards younger kids, but teens or adults with Down syndrome are also welcome to volunteer along side our St. Mary's friends.  We will match them up with a student so everyone has fun! This event is free for our members but please feel free to bring a Halloween themed…

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Best Buddies Halloween Party

October 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
University Pediatric Dentistry, , Buffalo, NY 14221, 1800 Maple Road
Buffalo, New York 14221 United States
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On Sunday October 27 from 12pm-2pm  we will be joined by the UB Dental Student Buddies for a Halloween Party. This event is geared toward older kids and young adults.  We will carve and decorate pumpkins and of course there will be food!  The event will take place at University Pediatric Dentistry, 1800 Maple Road, Buffalo, NY 14221.  RSVP below. Registration will remain open until noon on Wednesday 10/23. https://form.jotform.com/dspgwny/BB-halloween

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