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September 2019

FREE! Transition Workshops Series: Session 1 – Planning for Two Lifetimes (South Charlotte)

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte

Join A Special Needs Plan, INC. as they host a three-part seminar series for families of children with disabilities. Topics include: 9/18/19 - Planning for Two Lifetimes 10/16/19 - Overview of the ABLE Account 11/13/19 - Transition to Adulthood: Ages 17-21 RSVP for one or more of these three workshops beginning August 19th. Stay tuned!

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First Call Parent Mentor Training

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
University City United Methodist Church, 3835 West W. T. Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269 United States
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Free

NEW DATE: September 21, 2019 For new and expectant parents, any opportunity to connect with other parents who have had similar experiences can be invaluable. DSA of Greater Charlotte will hold a training event for parents interested in becoming mentors to families that have recently received a diagnosis. Prospective parent mentors should have a child with Down syndrome under the age of 8. However, all interested families are invited to attend. This training is for parents to become certified in…

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Vocational Workshop Series for Adults w/Ds: Session 1 (Teamwork & Networking)

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209 United States
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$20.00

This series of three 90-minute workshops will focus on empowering adults with Down syndrome & Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to become contributing members of their communities and workplaces. When: Wednesdays, 1x/month (September - November) Location: Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm Cost: $20 per session NOTE: This series of workshops is developed so that each workshop can stand alone, but the series is most impactful when all three workshops are taken together. Wednesday, September 25,…

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2019 Educators Symposium

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
435 South Tryon Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202, 301 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States
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$75.00

This annual symposium, a part of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte’s Together in Education program, is open to all school staff, including General Education, EC, and Enrichment teachers,as well as therapists, psychologists and paraprofessionals. Private, charter and home school staff are also welcome.   Schedule 8:00am Registration 8:30am Opening Remarks 9:00am Keynote Address 9:45am BREAK 10:00am Breakout Session 1 11:30am Lunch 12:30pm Breakout Session 2 2:00pm BREAK 2:15pm Breakout Session 3 3:45pm Closing Remarks   Speakers will include:…

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Top 5 Issues and Concerns During Puberty: A Parent’s Puberty Primer

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte
Free

This family workshop, sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, will feature Terri Couwenhoven, MS, AASECT Sexuality Educator.   Terri Couwenhoven MS, CSE is a well known sex educator and author, specializing in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for people with cognitive disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who support them. Her gentle, matter-of-fact approach combined with extensive knowledge and experience make her a popular speaker with self advocates, parents and professionals around the…

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Top 5 Issues and Concerns During Puberty: A Parent’s Puberty Primer

September 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - June 24, 2069 @ 5:00 pm
GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte
Free

This FREE family workshop, sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, will focus on understanding the roles of temperament and personality in developing healthy family relationships. This family workshop, sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, will feature Terri Couwenhoven, MS, AASECT Sexuality Educator.   Terri Couwenhoven MS, CSE is a well known sex educator and author, specializing in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for people with cognitive disabilities, their parents, and…

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October 2019

FREE! Transition Workshop Series – Session 2: Overview of the ABLE Account (North Charlotte)

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
University City United Methodist Church, 3835 West W. T. Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269 United States
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Free

Join A Special Needs Plan, INC. as they host a three-part seminar series for families of children with disabilities. Topics include: 9/14/19 - Planning for Two Lifetimes 10/12/19 - Overview of the ABLE Account 11/16/19 - Transition to Adulthood: Ages 17-21 RSVP for one or more of these three workshops starting August 19th.  

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FREE! Transition Workshops Series: Session 2 – Overview of the ABLE Account (South Charlotte)

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte

Join A Special Needs Plan, INC. as they host a three-part seminar series for families of children with disabilities. Topics include: 9/18/19 - Planning for Two Lifetimes 10/16/19 - Overview of the ABLE Account 11/13/19 - Transition to Adulthood: Ages 17-21 RSVP for one or more of these three workshops beginning August 19th. Stay tuned!

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2019 Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
J Richardson Stadium UNCC
Free

The 22nd Annual Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk will be held on Saturday, October 19th at the Jerry Richardson Football Stadium at UNC Charlotte. Sponsorship Opportunities are available for our 2019 Buddy Walk! Local businesses gain great exposure and support our programs and services when they sponsor our event! Check out Sponsorship Opportunities, including our “Buddy World” Activities Area Sponsor, In-Walk Entertainment Sponsor, T-Shirt Sponsor and Marketing & Advertising Sponsor! Stay tuned for our NEW & IMPROVED Buddy Walk website! Coming June…

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Vocational Workshop Series for Adults w/Ds (Session 2: Communication & Problem-Solving)

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209 United States
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$20.00

This series of three 90-minute workshops will focus on empowering adults with Down syndrome & Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to become contributing members of their communities and workplaces. When: Wednesdays, 1x/month (September – November) Location: Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm Cost: $20 per session NOTE: This series of workshops is developed so that each workshop can stand alone, but the series is most impactful when all three workshops are taken together. Wednesday, September 25,…

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November 2019

FREE! Transition Workshops Series: Session 3 – Transition to Adulthood – Ages 17-21 (South Charlotte)

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
GiGi’s Playhouse Charlotte

Join A Special Needs Plan, INC. as they host a three-part seminar series for families of children with disabilities. Topics include: 9/18/19 - Planning for Two Lifetimes 10/16/19 - Overview of the ABLE Account 11/13/19 - Transition to Adulthood: Ages 17-21 RSVP for one or more of these three workshops beginning August 19th. Stay tuned!

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FREE! Transition Workshop Series – Session 3: Transition to Adulthood – Ages 17-21 (North Charlotte)

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
University City United Methodist Church, 3835 West W. T. Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269 United States
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Free

Join A Special Needs Plan, INC. as they host a three-part seminar series for families of children with disabilities. Topics include: 9/14/19 - Planning for Two Lifetimes 10/12/19 - Overview of the ABLE Account 11/16/19 - Transition to Adulthood: Ages 17-21 RSVP for one or more of these three workshops starting August 19th!  

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Vocational Workshop Series for Adults w/Ds (Session 3: Financial Responsibility & Planning)

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209 United States
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$20.00

This series of three 90-minute workshops will focus on empowering adults with Down syndrome & Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to become contributing members of their communities and workplaces. When: Wednesdays, 1x/month (September – November) Location: Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm Cost: $20 per session NOTE: This series of workshops is developed so that each workshop can stand alone, but the series is most impactful when all three workshops are taken together. Wednesday, September 25,…

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