MADSS weekend Playgroup
saturday, november 3 from 10:30am - 12pm
Skyzone (2134 W Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI 53713)

Join in the conversation and/or play with the kids! Open to all families regardless of their child's age. Event includes 90
​minutes of play with a pizza party at the end! This event is FREE.

Click here to register.


MADSS Fall farm adventure

Schuster's Farm (1326 US Highway 12 and 18, Deerfield, WI 53531)
Saturday, October 27th 2018 from 10am - 12pm

It's time for a thrilling opportunity to join us at the pumpkin patch! It is Schuster's Farm's 25th Year Anniversary and they have something for everyone at any age. From 8 acres of corn maze, to 14+ acres of pumpkins - explore the dozens of attractions in the backyard as you laugh and play with your loved ones. Enjoy an array of sweets & treats whether you're wanting to wet your whistle or satisfy a hunger for BBQ, you'll find something to like in all of their food shops!

Our MADSS Family Event includes:
-Corn Maze
-Hayride to pumpkin patch
-TONS of Barnyard Fun (farm animals, pig and duck races, tire and kiddie maze, slides, pygmy putt putt, corn pit, straw jump, Fort Hugh (w/ Mega Sand Zone), spider web)
-And...unlimited barrel train and jumping pillow and much much more!
As each family arrives they should go to the group ticket booth (by Sarah's Sweet Shoppe (yellow building))

This event is FREE for our families!

This is a day you and the family will not want to miss out on!

Click here to register.

dads night out
thursday, October 18 at 6pm
Graze - Madison (1 S. Pinckney St., Madison)

Join in the conversation and meet other MADSS Dads. Appetizers and soft drinks will be provided. We will gather around a table to catch a breathtaking view of the Capitol! Click here to RSVP.


A MADSS & GiGi's Collaboration
GiGi's Playhouse (4104 Monona Drive, Madison)
WEDNESday, NOVEMBER 7, 2018 from 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM

Dynamic Duals, sponsored by the MADSS & GiGi's Playhouse, is a group for individuals with DS- ASD and their families. A formal ASD diagnosis is not required. Join us for our 4th session where we explore children and family’s needs and work towards creating individualized goals and strategies to achieve those goals. This is a monthly group where childcare is provided for both the child with the dual diagnosis, or suspicion of dual diagnosis, and their siblings. After plans have been created, 1:1 volunteers, who are trained to work specifically with your child, will work on unique goals designed for your child. Goals may involve communication, transitions, sensory responsiveness, feeding protectiveness, repetitive motor behaviors, sleep disturbances, anxiety, behavioral regression etc. Childcare will be provided for both the child with DS-ASD and siblings, if requested in advance; childcare registration closes Nov 2. Dinner is provided. If you or your children attending have any food sensitivities or allergies please let me know. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to Wendy at​

madss & gigi's weekend playgroup
A MADSS & GiGi's Collaboration
GiGi's Playhouse (4104 Monona Drive, Madison)
Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00am - 12 noon

Join in the conversation and/or play with the kids! Open to all parents regardless of their children's age. Siblings are welcome and a light snack will be provided. Children will play in with volunteers while parents converse in the front lounge area. 1:1 supervision for children 5 years and under; 1:2 supervision for children 6 years and older including sibs. A light snack is provided. Because of the large numbers of people, RSVP's are crucial. Please let us know as soon as possible so enough volunteers can be arranged. If you want to come but aren't sure, it's better to RSVP (and cancel) than not. Enrollment for children closes Nov 30; parents without children can come anytime. If you want to come with children after Nov 30, you may be asked to stay with your child(ren). 

​Click here to RSVP