Monthly Parent Coffee & Playgroup

NOT for new parents only!
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Generally held on first FRIDAY or first TUESDAY of the month. Contact Shannon to make sure of the dates.
LOCATION:  First United Methodist Church, 1903 E. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights
Childcare and light lunch provided courtesy of UPS for DownS.
Questions?  Contact Shannon at 847-894-8782 or skersemeier@gmail.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.