It’s CHD Awareness Week – Let’s Celebrate our Heart Heroes in the Ds Community

We can’t let #CHDAwarenessWeek go by without acknowledging all our #HeartWarriors! Did you know that about 50% of infants with Down syndrome have some form of heart condition? Let’s celebrate our #HeartHeroes in the Ds Community – share an extra hug with your #CHDWarrior today! Here are stories from two of our own Heart Heroes: Ellie Parnell: Ellie’s new […]

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Super Supporter – Miss Charnette

Charnette Batey is joy and sunshine and has shared her creativity, energy, and love of movement with our members during her guest teaching segments on Boogie Down Crew. Throughout the pandemic, Miss Charnette brightened the lives of our members with her yoga and dance classes, always ensuring her classes were all ability-friendly, high energy, and […]

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Corey Competes in Triathlon

Congrats to Corey Morgan, who recently completed his first Triathlon race after 5 months of training! Corey was inspired by Chris Nikic, the first individual with Down syndrome to complete an ironman triathlon, and has worked so hard to get to this place. Corey completed the Ironcology Team Triathlon race in Versailles, Kentucky. This race, […]

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ADA Takes on Taekwondo

In July, ADA has had the privilege of hosting a weekly virtual taekwondo (TKD) class with our new friend and instructor Vanesa, who is teaching us all the way from Bilbao, Spain!! Vanesa, who is a black belt in TKD, is completing her Ph.D. in the Physical Activity and Sports program at the University of […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine – What you Need to Know Session #2

COVID-19 Updates:  March 31st, 2021 @ 12:00 PM We will cover topics such as Vaccine updates Questions submitted by YOU! Because we want to provide updates that are meaningful to you and because we anticipate a large number of participants, we ask that you submit your questions as you register for the session. Register for […]

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Recommended Apps for those with DS

If you’re in need of some new options to keep your family member who has Down syndrome mentally engaged, here are some great digital resources from Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County (DSF) in California. They have a page of recommended apps of all types. Click on their logo below to go to their Mobile […]

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