Aging With Down Syndrome
Caregivers of individuals with Down syndrome over the age of 30 are invited to this support group sponsored by DSAWM and Alzheimer’s Association. Share experiences and discuss the process of caring for loved ones growing older with Down syndrome. Visit the DSAWM calendar to find the next meeting.
DSAWM dads work to create positive change in our community by volunteering with other West Michigan organizations that provide services to DSAWM families and hosting DNO (Dads’s Night Out). Like MNO, DNO invites fathers raising children with Down syndrome to meet at local restaurants and share experience and support. DSAWM pays for first-time attendees (excluding alcohol). Visit the DSAWM calendar for upcoming dates. To learn more, contact Dads coordinator Rich Kloeckner at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Dads Facebook Page.
Food For Thought
This monthly, lunch-hour learning series is held the 4th Wednesday of the fall and winter months from 12-1pm. Bring your lunch (no food will be provided) and learn about a variety of topics related to Down syndrome. Visit the DSAWM calendar for details on upcoming workshops or check out our YouTube channel for videos of past presentations.
MNO (Moms’ Night Out)
DSAWM hosts monthly MNO in three locations: Lakeshore (Grand Haven/Muskegon), Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo. Mothers raising children with Down syndrome meet at local restaurants to share experiences and support. DSAWM pays for first-time attendees meals (excluding alcohol). Visit the DSAWM calendar for upcoming dates.
Parents For Parents
Parents for Parents mentors are a group of “veteran” moms and dads who have stood in the shoes of new parents of babies with Down syndrome. If you are interested in being connected to a parent mentor or becoming a mentor, contact DSAWM at 616-956-3488 or email@example.com.