Our parent support group has scheduled monthly meetings the first Friday of each month at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 106 N. Border St., Troy, IL 62294 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. From 55/70, take the Troy/162 exit (#18). Go east on 162 towards Troy. Go 1.3 miles. Turn left on West Clay Street. Parking lot will be on your left.
College Scholarship for Siblings
. Siblings of people with Down syndrome now have a college scholarship designed especially for them. The Alexandra H. Hauser Scholarship is available for students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Requirements include: a full sibling with Down syndrome, residency in Illinois
, at least a sophomore standing. Preference will be given to students with a GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale and with demonstrated financial need.
Selection priority shall be given in the following order: demonstrated service with disabled people, especially people with Down syndrome; 500 word essay on the topic of "My Relationship with My Sibling"; financial need; and GPA. The scholarship is renewable, but the recipient cannot go on academic probation while receiving it.
The award will be $1500/year, distributed as $750/sememter. For further information and for an application, please contact:
Joan M. Volkmann, E-mail: email@example.com
Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
112 English Building
608 S. Wright
Urbana, IL 61801
(877) 265-4910 [toll free]
May 15. 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis Family Picnic
, Knights of Columbus Grounds, 25 Washington Street, Florissant, MO 63031. There will be many activities of the family.
Dancing will start at 10:30 and lunch will be served at 11:30. We will also have raffle items and a membership drive. Free for DSAGSL paid members (including immediate family) or $15.00 membership dues or $3.00 per person. Contact: DSAGSL Office (314) 961-2504.
June 11. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration: 8:00 a.m. The Out-of-Sync Child: How Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Affects Behavior and Development presented by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., author of The Out-of-Sync Child. Location: Four Rivers Special Education District, 936 West Michigan, Jacksonville, IL 62605. Sponsored by Child and Family Connections, #17. Contact: Karla Richmond, Program Manager, 1 (888) 222-9592, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 18th. No Child with a Disability Left Behind. Guest speaker: Reed Martin, J.D., an attorney who has concentrated on special education rights for over 34 years. Reed has worked with attorneys and parents in all 50 states on special education cases. He is also a parent of a student who required services through IDEA and Section 504.|
Registration & Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Training: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 pm. Breakfast and Lunch provided free of charge.
Location: IMPACT Center for Independent Living. 2735 East Broadway, Alton, IL 62002. For questions or to register, call Family Matters, (866) 436-7842 Ext. 107.
August 20-22, NDSC 32nd Annual Convention Boundless Horizon, Minneapolis, MN. NDSC Members: $85 Individual, $150 Family. Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (612) 370-1234, 1 (800) 233-1234, room rates: $110 + tax per night (single and double), $125 + tax per night (triple and quad).