Family Ideas Network for Down Syndrome (FINDS)
Monthly Meetings

We are currently scheduling our monthly meetings.  If you have a location that you can allow us to use for our monthly meeting, please let us know. Our meetings are informal gatherings where we share information, plan social events and work to create a better organization for our children.

Tutoring for your child
Our tutoring program utilizes students attending MCC who are enrolled in "Teaching with Exceptionalities" class.  This is a great opportunity to get a tutor who is in college and has a passion for teaching our kids.  The sessions work best when you provide some materials from your child's class so the material is consistent and familiar.  Classroom teachers are almost always willing to provide more helpful material to you.  FINDS also has a small budget to purchase materials as well.  This program runs on a semester schedule so it coincides with the MCC schedule.  
Contact Michael for more details.
Our Support Group

Expect to meet parents, kids, siblings,family members and others who have walked the path you find yourself on and who embrace and celebrate the joys, accomplishments and beauty that life can offer with Down syndrome in it.

We hope families take what they need, offer what they can and realize that support is not only about what you need, but what you have to offer to others.  Come share your experiences and learn from others. 

Events being formulated
We are developing our plan for implementing the Circles program to help our kids better understand social boundaries and to be able to apply social rules to interactions with people in different roles in their lives. 
* The expansion of our reading and math programs.