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We are starting a photo page of our kids on our website. Please send yours in, or email to donate@downsyndromeconnection.org Thanks!


Regional Center of the East Bay (RCEB)

www.rceb.org RCEB is a private, non-profit corporation under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services that provides intake, assessment, and case management services to individuals and their families in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Their site includes location maps of Regional Centers throughout the state with links to field offices and other related events, jobs, quality and satisfaction. Other sites profiled support CA legislative information and regulations affecting those with disabilities. Various directories and publications are available for download through sites featured.


UNITED WAY IN PROGRESS

If you, a family member or friends would like to make a donation to the Connection through your workplace or the United Way, you can do so by designating our organization in this way:

Give them our name, address and phone number. United Way or your workplace may also ask you for our tax ID #. We can give this to you or they will call us to verify our 501(c)(3) status.

Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area
117-a Town and Country Drive,
Danville, California 94526

(925)362-8660


The DSCBA has started a couple�s support/information group, meeting once a month. If anyone is interested, please give the office a call: 925-362-8362

We meet together the 4th Wednesday of each month.


The Sharing Advantage Program-Help spread the word! Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has a program that can help support the DSC. Through The Sharing Advantage Program, each time a customer closes a home purchase or refinance loans with them, they will make a $300.00 contribution to us!


CREATIVE DANCE for CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS-San Ramon Valley Dance Academy is delighted to host a weekly class this summer for children with special needs, which will explore creativity, musicality, and movement through dance. For more information, call the Academy at (925).837.4656


We need your help!!! One of our fundraising programs is the eScrip program! With budget shortfalls, this fundraising project is easy, free, powerful, and most effective. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you and every purchase counts. Your participation means valuable funds for our group.

FAMILIES SHOP-KIDS WIN!
Check www.escrip.com for participating merchant locations.

Group name: The Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area

Group ID#: 4843658

FYI: -if you have a Safeway card registered already, you must renew it with eScrip every year.


Nicole Patton is a board certified music therapist. She has a bachelor's degree in music therapy and a master's degree in special education. At this time Nicole is interested in offering individual therapy to families as an independent contractor. The Connection is offering a class in music therapy at this time. For more information please phone the office at 925-362-8362.


Spanish Support Group-Amor de Madre. A support group for Spanish speaking moms who have kids with special needs. Come for support and information, meet other moms and share your experience. Call Yaneth Maldanado, 510-547-7322, x13 for dates, time and place. This was found in the FRN �The Source�.


There are many laws affecting children with special health care needs/disabilities that are undergoing revision and/or reauthorization at this time, budget deficits on both the federal and state levels are or will soon have many impacts on the services that are delivered to children with special health care needs/disabilities from various agencies. Because things change quickly, the internet is an ideal place to track current legislative action. In order to provide a central place for families to find this information, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities now hosts a guide to legislative issues on its website-The Guide to Legislative and Public Policy Websites at www.supportforfamilies.org/legislative/. Check it out!


Do you have a car to donate to a charity? You can now donate to the Connection by calling Doug at All Bay Cities Vehicle Donations and letting him know that you would like to donate your car in the name of our organization. He will take care of the rest. It's a great write off for you and will help us out through their charity cars program. You can reach All Bay Cities Vehicle Donations by calling (925)-827-1709.


Antioch Kids Classes
We have expanded to the Antioch area and are now offering classes for children ages 3-10 years old. We have room for more students in these classes so if interested please call the office for more information at 925-362-8362