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March 2021

2021 3-2-1 Dash for Down Syndrome: Virtual Edition

March 1 - March 31

DASH YOUR WAY! COVID affects people around the world. So does Down syndrome. That's why COVID won't stop us from celebrating! Join us for a VIRTUAL 5K celebrating World Down Syndrome Day and supporting the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte. So what's a Virtual race? Register NOW for one of the options below and we'll mail your shirt and bib to you! Dash your way anytime during the month of March! You'll upload your run/walk on our official Virtual Results page…

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Motor Skills Activities at Home (Zoom Session)

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

PRESENTED BY DSA of GREATER CHARLOTTE and GIGI'S PLAYHOUSE CHARLOTTE! Kristin Roncolato Jones is an Occupational Therapist and mom to Wren (age 3) who rocks an extra awesome chromosome. Kristin will be hosting four FREE 30-minute Zoom sessions for parents of infants/toddlers that focus on practical strategies for strengthening motor skills at home and Q&A. Attendance at ALL FOUR sessions is not required. Save your FREE spot today: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NTI3 Mark your calendars for the following Mondays: Monday, March 8 (8:00pm-8:30pm)…

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Mod Pizza Fundraiser

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MOD Pizza, 15127 Ballancroft Parkway, Suite 100 C
Charlotte, NC 28277 United States
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SPREAD THE WORD! Follow the link to RSVP today! We need 20 RSVPs to hold this fundraiser! https://www.groupraise.com/events/178724 20% of proceeds will be donated back to DSA of Greater Charlotte.   You can participate in this fundraiser by: Take out Delivery Pick up MOD Pizza will accept your order in several ways: Restaurant Website Storefront Walk-in Please read the instructions below, so that MOD Pizza knows you are with the GroupRaise Meal for Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, and…

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Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link

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Improvaneers Method 5 Week Session Online (Ages 16+)

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What is The Improvaneer Method? Click link to watch video: https://youtu.be/ZEI09-cgI4k Register here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4MjIz Minimum Enrollment of 6 participants required. Cost: $35 per participant (includes ALL FIVE 1-hour sessions). Teaches participants: Eye Contact. Creative Thinking. Adaption To Change. Quick Thinking. Focus. Listening. Voice Projection. Character Development. Attention To Detail. Structure: Thursday evenings, 5pm-6pm EST (March 4, March 11, March, 18, March 25, April 1) Each class - facilitated by a trained Improvaneer Method Director - has a theme, a discussion, five…

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Hip Hop Dance Class – 5 Week Session + Virtual Recital (ages 9-15)

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$35

DO YOU LOVE TO DANCE? REGISTER NOW: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NDQ0 Registration Fee is $35.00 per participant and covers all 5 classes, including the virtual recital. Join Miss April for a 5-week hip-hop dance class for ages 9-15. Class will meet weekly via Zoom on Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm to rehearse a hip hop routine. All participants will receive a link to the full routine to practice at home between class sessions. This 5-week course will culminate in a virtual hip hop dance recital…

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Moment of Magic: Zoom Call with Your Favorite Character (TBD)

March 14 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Join us on Zoom a with a special guest (TBD). Register now as space is limited. Email mwhite@dsa-gc.org to RSVP and get a Zoom link.

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Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link

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Improvaneers Method 5 Week Session Online (Ages 16+)

March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What is The Improvaneer Method? Click link to watch video: https://youtu.be/ZEI09-cgI4k Register here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4MjIz Minimum Enrollment of 6 participants required. Cost: $35 per participant (includes ALL FIVE 1-hour sessions). Teaches participants: Eye Contact. Creative Thinking. Adaption To Change. Quick Thinking. Focus. Listening. Voice Projection. Character Development. Attention To Detail. Structure: Thursday evenings, 5pm-6pm EST (March 4, March 11, March, 18, March 25, April 1) Each class - facilitated by a trained Improvaneer Method Director - has a theme, a discussion, five…

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Hip Hop Dance Class – 5 Week Session + Virtual Recital (ages 9-15)

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$35

DO YOU LOVE TO DANCE? REGISTER NOW: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NDQ0 Registration Fee is $35.00 per participant and covers all 5 classes, including the virtual recital. Join Miss April for a 5-week hip-hop dance class for ages 9-15. Class will meet weekly via Zoom on Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm to rehearse a hip hop routine. All participants will receive a link to the full routine to practice at home between class sessions. This 5-week course will culminate in a virtual hip hop dance recital…

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Spring Fling Virtual Dance

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

We are excited to celebrate Spring, March 19, with a virtual dance with our friends at Best Buddies NC and Next Step Clubhouse! DJ Joey will be spinning the tunes so wear your dancing shoes and we will have a blast! Email Izzi Tritz for the Zoom link!

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World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

March 21

Charlotte Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st! The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte and KennedyStrong Foundation invite you to join us as we celebrate people with Down syndrome! For information on all events and happenings on 3/21/21 check out our Facebook event page! Celebrate diversity & differences by wearing silly, colorful socks on 3/21 because socks look like chromosomes and Down syndrome occurs when you have 3 of the 21st chromosome instead of 2! Share pictures of…

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Motor Skills Activities at Home (Zoom Session)

March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

PRESENTED BY DSA of GREATER CHARLOTTE and GIGI'S PLAYHOUSE CHARLOTTE! Kristin Roncolato Jones is an Occupational Therapist and mom to Wren (age 3) who rocks an extra awesome chromosome. Kristin will be hosting four FREE 30-minute Zoom sessions for parents of infants/toddlers that focus on practical strategies for strengthening motor skills at home and Q&A. Attendance at ALL FOUR sessions is not required. Save your FREE spot today: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NTI3 Mark your calendars for the following Mondays: Monday, March 8 (8:00pm-8:30pm)…

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On The Border Takeout Fundraiser

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
On the Border (Gastonia), 2409 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, North Carolina
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On the Border restaurant in Gastonia is donating 20% of its sales on 3/23 between 11am-10pm to the DSA of Greater Charlotte. We need 20 people to RSVP. Follow the link below to RSVP: https://www.groupraise.com/events/178726 Here is how it works: Dine-In Restriction For customer health and safety, dine-in space is limited during this meal. You can participate in this fundraiser by: Take out Pick up On The Border will accept your order in several ways: Phone Call Storefront Walk-in Please read…

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Dads Night In – 4th Tuesday of the Month

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Want to connect with other Dads in our community? Email Marissa White for Zoom link information at mwhite@dsa-gc.org.

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Moment of Magic: Zoom Call with Your Favorite Character (TBD)

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Join us on Zoom a with a special guest (TBD). Register now as space is limited. Email mwhite@dsa-gc.org to RSVP and get a Zoom link.

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Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link

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Improvaneers Method 5 Week Session Online (Ages 16+) Copy

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What is The Improvaneer Method? Click link to watch video: https://youtu.be/ZEI09-cgI4k Register here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4MjIz Minimum Enrollment of 6 participants required. Cost: $35 per participant (includes ALL FIVE 1-hour sessions). Teaches participants: Eye Contact. Creative Thinking. Adaption To Change. Quick Thinking. Focus. Listening. Voice Projection. Character Development. Attention To Detail. Structure: Thursday evenings, 5pm-6pm EST (March 4, March 11, March, 18, March 25, April 1) Each class - facilitated by a trained Improvaneer Method Director - has a theme, a discussion, five…

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Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link

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April 2021

Improvaneers Method 5 Week Session Online (Ages 16+)

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What is The Improvaneer Method? Click link to watch video: https://youtu.be/ZEI09-cgI4k Register here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4MjIz Minimum Enrollment of 6 participants required. Cost: $35 per participant (includes ALL FIVE 1-hour sessions). Teaches participants: Eye Contact. Creative Thinking. Adaption To Change. Quick Thinking. Focus. Listening. Voice Projection. Character Development. Attention To Detail. Structure: Thursday evenings, 5pm-6pm EST (March 4, March 11, March, 18, March 25, April 1) Each class - facilitated by a trained Improvaneer Method Director - has a theme, a discussion, five…

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Hip Hop Dance Class Virtual Recital

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$35

Participants in our 5-week Hip Hop Class will showcase their awesome move in a VIRTUAL recital. All are welcome to attend and cheer on our dancers! Stay tuned for more information!

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Moment of Magic: Zoom Call with Your Favorite Character (TBD)

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Join us on Zoom a with a special guest (TBD). Register now as space is limited. Email mwhite@dsa-gc.org to RSVP and get a Zoom link.

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Motor Skills Activities at Home (Zoom Session)

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

PRESENTED BY DSA of GREATER CHARLOTTE and GIGI'S PLAYHOUSE CHARLOTTE! Kristin Roncolato Jones is an Occupational Therapist and mom to Wren (age 3) who rocks an extra awesome chromosome. Kristin will be hosting four FREE 30-minute Zoom sessions for parents of infants/toddlers that focus on practical strategies for strengthening motor skills at home and Q&A. Attendance at ALL FOUR sessions is not required. Save your FREE spot today: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NTI3 Mark your calendars for the following Mondays: Monday, March 8 (8:00pm-8:30pm)…

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Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link

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Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link

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Motor Skills Activities at Home (Zoom Session)

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

PRESENTED BY DSA of GREATER CHARLOTTE and GIGI'S PLAYHOUSE CHARLOTTE! Kristin Roncolato Jones is an Occupational Therapist and mom to Wren (age 3) who rocks an extra awesome chromosome. Kristin will be hosting four FREE 30-minute Zoom sessions for parents of infants/toddlers that focus on practical strategies for strengthening motor skills at home and Q&A. Attendance at ALL FOUR sessions is not required. Save your FREE spot today: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NTI3 Mark your calendars for the following Mondays: Monday, March 8 (8:00pm-8:30pm)…

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Motor Skills Activities at Home (Zoom Session)

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

PRESENTED BY DSA of GREATER CHARLOTTE and GIGI'S PLAYHOUSE CHARLOTTE! Kristin Roncolato Jones is an Occupational Therapist and mom to Wren (age 3) who rocks an extra awesome chromosome. Kristin will be hosting four FREE 30-minute Zoom sessions for parents of infants/toddlers that focus on practical strategies for strengthening motor skills at home and Q&A. Attendance at ALL FOUR sessions is not required. Save your FREE spot today: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTA4NTI3 Mark your calendars for the following Mondays: Monday, March 8 (8:00pm-8:30pm)…

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Dads Night In – 4th Tuesday of the Month Copy

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Want to connect with other Dads in our community? Email Marissa White for Zoom link information at mwhite@dsa-gc.org.

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Moment of Magic: Zoom Call with Your Favorite Character (TBD)

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Join us on Zoom a with a special guest (TBD). Register now as space is limited. Email mwhite@dsa-gc.org to RSVP and get a Zoom link.

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Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link

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May 2021

Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link)

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Moment of Magic: Zoom Call with Your Favorite Character (TBD)

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Join us on Zoom a with a special guest (TBD). Register now as space is limited. Email mwhite@dsa-gc.org to RSVP and get a Zoom link.

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Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link)

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Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link)

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Dads Night In – 4th Tuesday of the Month

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Want to connect with other Dads in our community? Email Marissa White for Zoom link information at mwhite@dsa-gc.org.

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Moment of Magic: Zoom Call with Your Favorite Character (TBD)

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Join us on Zoom a with a special guest (TBD). Register now as space is limited. Email mwhite@dsa-gc.org to RSVP and get a Zoom link.

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Therapeutic Skills Group for Adults with Ds/IDD

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

Who: Adults (ages 18+) with a diagnosis of Ds/IDD What: Weekly therapeutic skills group facilitated my Michelle Mattox, LCSW, and owner of No Limits Counseling focusing on relationship building, self-regulation, executive function skills and more... When: Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 7:45pm Where: Online via Zoom (email Marissa White to register and receive Zoom link)

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June 2021

Moment of Magic: Zoom Call with Your Favorite Character (TBD)

June 13 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Join us on Zoom a with a special guest (TBD). Register now as space is limited. Email mwhite@dsa-gc.org to RSVP and get a Zoom link.

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July 2021

Camp Holiday – 2021 Dates/Rates Coming Soon!

July 12 - July 30

July 12 - 30, 2021 (Tentative) Sign Up for Registration Alerts! Camp Holiday is a day camp for campers with Down syndrome, ages 5-21, in the Greater Charlotte area. Scholarships are available for eligible families. Email hzipperer@dsa-gc.org for details. Do you want to sponsor a camper for Camp Holiday? Donate here

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August 2021

Camp Horizon

August 18 - August 21
YMCA Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge, 7901 South NC 18
Boomer, NC 28606 United States
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SAVE THE DATES! AUGUST 18-21, 2021 SIGN UP FOR REGISTRATION ALERTS! Camp Horizon is a 4-day/3-night traditional overnight camp experience at YMCA Camp Harrison in Boomer, NC. Participating campers with Down syndrome, ages 10-17, enjoy traditional camp activities, including horseback riding, arts & crafts, boating, fishing, swimming and more. Campers are assigned a 1:1 volunteer counselor for the duration of their time at camp.  Camp Horizon builds self-confidence and independence within the context of a traditional sleep-away camp experience. August 18-…

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