Spring Family Concert

Jim Gill Family Concert

Get ready for some dancing, wiggling, clapping, and singing as we join one of our favorite children’s entertainers, Jim Gill with his outrageous facial expressions and silly banjo playing while he belts out some of our favorite tunes. Jim Gill is well-known as an award-winning musician, however, he is also a child development specialist with a graduate degree from the Erikson Institute of Chicago.

This is one event where it is absolutely okay, even expected, for parents and children to be wiggly, silly and have fun together! This spring event is generally held in February or March.

For more information on date and location please email info@upsfordowns.org, look to the newsletter or check our online calendar. For more information, visit www.JimGill.com.

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 have feelings?

Yes. Just like everyone, people with Down syndrome have feelings. They can feel happy, silly, sad, sorry, or upset - just like you. People with Down syndrome enjoy friends and family and can be hurt when someone teases or makes fun of them - just like you.