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18th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk

  Join us on September 27th, 2015 for the 18th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk. For more information, visit our website at

Annual DSAM Picnic – June 7th

JOIN US AT THE ANNUAL DSAM PICNIC! It’s that time again! Come see who will win a brand new Harley Davidson Motorcycle! Plus enjoy a Famous Dave’s dinner on us. Bring your own beverages, lawn chairs, swim suits and whatever else you need for an afternoon in the park. IT’S FREE!   IT’S FUN!   …

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Medicaid waiver payments not subject to federal income tax

Note from the editor: Talk to a professional tax adviser to make sure that you qualify for this exclusion. The IRS released Notice 2014-7 in January of 2014 (see The notice states that non-medical Medicaid waiver difficulty of care payments paid to a caregiver are not subject to federal income tax if the caregiver …

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Have a dramatic summer!

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 Free Adaptive Theater Program FUNDED BY THE METROPOLITAN REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL ARTS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE FUND To take advantage of this program you may contact  call 952-220-1676 Program provided by “Drama Interaction” 501©3 non profit Title:  Free 6 week Adaptive Theater Exploration Program for ages 8-12  Dates:  May 2-June 13 (no class on …

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Exciting New Youth & Adult Programming

After 19 years, the Down Syndrome Association has decided that we need to change up the Youth & Adult conference a bit. The first big change will be that we are moving the conference date to September 2015. Spring time is just packed with too many fun sports, proms, graduations and weddings! The second big …

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Help Us Pass the ABLE Bill Today!

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DSAM Members and Friends: We received this call to action this morning from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). We hope that you will join us in contacting your state legislators and urge them to support the ABLE bill in Minnesota. Thank you!   Minnesota Advocates: As you know, President Obama signed the ABLE – Achieving …

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Submit photo for the 2016 calendar

We are now accepting photos for the 2016 calendar. Head on over to our calendar page to submit your photo today! We also have 2015 calendars remaining! Remember, we only have 12 months of the year, but we do often need photos for other publications, so if your submission isn’t used for the calendar, it may …

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Workshop: Positive Behavior Supports & Strategies – January 13th

Positive Behavior Supports and Strategies Parent Group Event FREE Community Event Presented by Wendy Selnes, Brih Design Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:30 – 8:30 pm Sabes JCC 4330 Cedar Lake Road Minneapolis, MN  55416 Have you ever been puzzled by the recurring behavior of a child or student?  Befuddled as to what a child …

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Give to the Max today!

Give to the Max is today! We just wanted to post a quick reminder that tomorrow is the big day! Give to the Max! We hope that you will consider donating to DSAM tomorrow! Metro Transit riders: You can ride home for free tomorrow! Read more here:  Make Multiple Donations: We know that you want to …

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Come join us for our Annual Pancake Breakfast!

  Enjoy all you can eat pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee and topping bar. Visit with friends and enjoy a lovely morning out. Date: 11/02/2014 Time: 9am to Noon Where: Bloomington Knights of Columbus Building 1114 American Blvd. W, Bloomington, MN 55420 Cost: $7.00/adult, $3.00/child Want to volunteer? We need lots of help that day; cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, …

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