Garden Club

Garden Club activities include planting, watering, weeding, and decorating the garden areas in the parking lot of the UPS for DownS office.  These activities are conducted weekly in the summer months, following the Walking Club one-mile walk.  Walkers and their community buddies participate in caring for the garden together.  All ages are welcome.

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.