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Down Syndrome

Volunteers sought for I Can Bike camp

For the second consecutive year, trained professionals and volunteers will teach children with Down syndrome to ride two-wheeled bicycles.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
Dedicated group of Hobart Middle School students make a difference

Dedicated group of Hobart Middle School students make a difference

HOBART | At Hobart Middle School a dedicated group of eighth-grade girls are continuing their volunteer work by collecting money for a cause.

November 08, 2013 10:38 am
Hobart High School celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness with Buddy Walk

Hobart High School celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness with Buddy Walk

HOBART | To help celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote inclusion. The Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana hosted a walk at the Lake County Fairgrounds on October 6 to raise money for the NDSS. Over the last couple of years the Buddy Walks hosted across …

October 22, 2013 3:27 pm

Tomato, mum sale helps fund Planting Possibilities vision

HIGHLAND | The first crop of heirloom tomatoes grown by Planting Possibilities Inc. made their way into kitchens Saturday during the nonprofit group’s fundraising sale of mums at Sarkey’s Florist in Highland.

September 07, 2013 7:45 pm

'Magical' banquet to honor year's achievements

HIGHLAND | The Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana on Friday will host its annual awards banquet, with a magical twist.

May 16, 2013 12:00 am

Down syndrome group to host awards

It will be all glitz and glamor when the Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana hosts its Awards Night on May 11.

April 23, 2012 9:30 pm
Limits and possibilities for children with special needs

Limits and possibilities for children with special needs

Just because my son has Down syndrome doesn't mean he shouldn't be taught appropriate social skills and be able to wonder about the possibilities of his future.

April 23, 2012 9:00 am
Limits and possibilities for children with special needs

Limits and possibilities for children with special needs

As with any child, it is important for me to set limits on my son's behavior while encouraging him to do his best.

April 04, 2012 4:00 pm
A child first: a mother's perspective on her son with Down syndrome

A child first: a mother's perspective on her son with Down syndrome

Everyone needs to feel supported and to know that they are not alone in the struggles of raising children. This is especially true when raising a child with special needs.

February 06, 2012 9:00 am
A child first: a mother's perspective on her son with Down syndrome

A child first: a mother's perspective on her son with Down syndrome

As a professional that works with children and families, I am often asked whether I have any children of my own. I tell them about my two children, a girl and a boy. I tell them that my daughter is intelligent, witty, thoughtful and sensitive, and my son is funny, expressive, curious and aff…

February 01, 2012 6:00 pm
Buddy Walk for Down syndrome fundraiser

Buddy Walk for Down syndrome fundraiser

Participants in the Buddy Walk, a primary fundraiser for Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana, start their journey Sunday around the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.

October 09, 2011 8:30 pm
Crown Point Buddy Walk raises funds and offers support

Crown Point Buddy Walk raises funds and offers support

The day is about raising awareness of Down syndrome and providing a location for families to network and share experiences about children with special needs.

October 06, 2011 11:00 am Photos

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Walk in C.P. to offer support, information about children with Down syndrome

Walk in C.P. to offer support, information about children with Down syndrome

CROWN POINT | Joe Ferrantella knows that it can be an adjustment for new parents to learn their newborn has Down syndrome.

October 05, 2011 7:45 pm Photos

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Down syndrome walk raises funds Oct. 10 at fairgrounds

CROWN POINT | The Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana Buddy Walk is scheduled for noon Oct. 10 at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Check in begins at 10:30 a.m.

September 16, 2010 11:16 am
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