Adult Social Group

Social Group

Adults with Down syndrome, ages 18 and older, are invited to participate in social activities one Saturday per month. Activities, dates, and times vary, depending upon the particular activity for that month. Cost is generally $5 per event, with the remainder of the cost subsidized by UPS for DownS. Detailed information can be found in the newsletter and through email.

These social events are intended to promote friendships among adults with Down syndrome, adult siblings, and community members. We encourage adults with Down syndrome to become more independent while participating in a variety of activities in the community.

Young adult siblings or interested volunteers should contact Pat Fogarty.

Do people with Down syndrome grow up?

Yes. In adulthood, many people with Down syndrome have jobs, go to college, live independently, and support their communities. People with Down syndrome bring to their jobs enthusiasm, reliability, and dedication.

Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.