Preteen Scene

Preteen Scene

Preteen Scene is for children age 8-12 (approximately 3rd – 6th grade) and any siblings that are in that age bracket.  These are NOT drop-off events.  A parent or other responsible adult must attend with the preteen.

PreTeen Scene meets once per month.  Meeting dates and time vary depending on the activity.  Cost is generally $5 per person, with the additional costs subsidized by UPS for DownS.  Detailed information is communicated via the UPS for DownS newsletter, our online calendar or via e-mail.

Julie Costigan And Stacy Graves

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.

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.