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.

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.

Can I help my Friend?

Yes! Play with and talk to people with Down syndrome. If they are having trouble playing a game, give them time and a little extra help or ask them what game they would like to play. Be clear in what you are saying. Find out what your friend likes to do. Just hang out together and see what happens. You are more alike than you are different.