DSAW & mADSS Memory cafe
tuesday, august 21, 2018; 4 -5:30 pm 
alicia ashman library: 733 N High Point Rd, Madison, wi 53717

Presented by the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin & Madison Area Down Syndrome Society
Sponsored by the generosity of Bader Philanthropies

Join us for a casual meet-up of individuals with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s/dementia and their caregivers! This is a chance for caregivers and individuals with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s/dementia to meet others like them in their community. We will have a fun scrapbooking activity to do together - bring photos of your favorite memories!

In addition, there will be a brief presentation on Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome along with resources to take home. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

WHAT: Memory Cafe for individuals with a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s/dementia, and their caregivers.
Note: your loved one does NOT need a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s/dementia to participate. 

WHEN: August 21 from 4pm - 5:30pm

WHERE: Alicia Ashman Library (733 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717)

Click here to RSVP by August 20

MADSS FAmily pool party
FRIDAY, august 24, 2018; 6 - 8 pm 
Sun prairie aquatic center: 920 Linnerud Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

Join us for a MADSS Pool Party on Friday, August 24 from 6-8pm at the Sun Prairie Aquatic Center! We have reserved the entire facility for our group. Light snacks provided -- feel free to bring additional food/drinks for your family to enjoy, or utilize the concession stand. Enjoy the pool and time with our amazing community. All ages are welcome! *Note -- this event was rescheduled due to staffing shortages at the Sun Prairie Aquatic Center*

MADSS Down Syndrome Awareness Walk​

Sunday, September 16, 2018; 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Olin Park Pavilion
1156 Olin-Turville Ct, Madison, WI 53715

Register today for our annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk! You won't want to miss this NEW location and HUGE Family Festival, including inflatables, carnival games, music, crafts, and MORE! There is no other event like our walk in the Greater Madison Area -- don't miss it!

Click here to learn more and register.


Dynamic Duals: Down Syndrome & Autism Spectrum Disorder
A MADSS & GiGI's Collaboration
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 at 6:15 pm 
GiGi's Playhouse, 4104 Monona Drive, Madison

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 third 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. Every attempt will be made to provide childcare for both the child with DS-ASD and siblings, if requested in advance; however child care is not guaranteed.  Childcare registration closes Sep 20. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to Wendy at Info@MADSS.org​​

SELF-Advocate Mini Golf Outing
Sunday, august 26, 2018; 6pm 
Vitense Golfland: 5501 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711)

WHEN: Sunday, August 26th at 6pm
WHERE: Vitense Golfland (5501 Schroeder Road, Madison, WI 53711)
Join us for a MADSS Teen/Young Adult Mini Golf Outing on Sunday, August 26th at Vitense Golfland in Madison! The group will begin the course at 6pm. Individuals with Down syndrome ages 13+ are invited to join us for a fun evening of mini golf adventures! In addition, one parent or caregiver is invited to participate!

Click here to RSVP by August 24th


Dads 11th annual camping trip
September 7, 8 & 9

WHEN: September 7, 8 and 9

WHERE: Cabin and campsite is located 5 miles west of Fenimore, WI (1.5 hours from Madison)

Join us for the 11th Annual D.A.D.S. Camping Trip! Dads, moms, grandparents, and children are all invited for this fun weekend. Come and go as your please - come for a few hours, a day, or the whole weekend. Everyone is welcome!

Stay in the rustic cabin or your own tent/camper. Games and activities for all ages, along with a campfire and Saturday night fireworks.
MADSS will supply food for the main meals. Bring snacks, or preferred food of choice for you and your child. In addition, bring your own sleeping bags, sheets, pillows, and tents.

RSVP to Russ Krantz (russ.krantz@uwprovision.com) or Chris Patton (cjpatton@tds.net). For pictures of the site, click here to download the flyer!