The "P.L.U.S." stands for Playing and Learning with United Support. This is a group comprised of friends and families of children with special needs. It is a extension of DSAMC and was formed in April of 2007. The purpose of this playgroup is to provide a positive and inclusive environment for childre3n of all abilities. Children who are "uniquely-abled" can build relationships with "typically developing" children, as well as cultivate lifelong relationships with children like themselves. Anyone who is a friend or a family member of someone with special needs is encouraged to join.
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DSAMC Women's Group
This is a program for women who want to promote awareness and advocacy for people with Down syndrome within the Mid-Columbia area, and create meaningful relationships with other women who share this vision. The goals for the DSAMC women's group are to educate, provide support, and give information to families of children with Down syndrome and members of the community. DSAMC Women's group will also be a place where women can relax and network with others.
Mini Lecture Series
The lecture meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the ARC of the Tri-Cities from 6-8pm. Each month a local professional comes & speaks about their profession in regards to Down syndrome. This group is open to all adults interested in helping to educate themselves, & others on a variety of topics. The Lecture series is a free event! RSVP is encouraged.
Tiny Tots Meet & Greet Play Group
The Tiny Tots group is great for new parents who are looking to meet other parents in a smaller, low key atmosphere. This is a great time to bring your new little one, as well as siblings & friends. If you are new to the area & are just looking for a easy place to start, drop in...we would love to meet you! Tiny Tots meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10:30-12pm at All American Gymnastics 127 East Reata Road, Kennewick. This is a FREE event!