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Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

5960 Dearborn Street Ste. 100
Mission, KS 66202
913-384-4848 Phone
913-384-4949 Fax
info@kcdsg.org

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Peers Actively Learning Skills (PALS) 

For 7-11 year olds with Down syndrome

What is PALS?
The program is designed specifically for kids ages 7-11 with Down syndrome, offering opportunities to learn valuable social skills, make new friends, and have fun! This also gives DSG staff a chance to get to know your family before you hopefully get more involved with the STARS program in their teenage years! 

What kinds of things do PALS do?
DSG brings in fun entertainment, does community outings, provides tickets to events for families to enjoy, and aims to support social development in our youth with Down syndrome.

Are parents required to attend?
DSG aims to provide one-to-one support during PALS events. Parents are REQUIRED to remain at the location of the PALS event. Depending on the event, parents will either do the activity with their child and be their support, or they will remain onsite for facilitated parent discussion about relevant topics while volunteers and staff support the children.

When & where are events?
Events are offered at least 6 times throughout the year. Most events will take place from 5:30-7:00 PM and be held at the DSG office in Mission, KS or at various locations throughout the Kansas City Metro.

What does PALS cost?
Usually there is no charge for PALS events, however, occasionally there is a small fee to offset the cost of tickets. 

Our Mission
To enhance the lives of 7-11 year-olds with Down syndrome by providing opportunities to create lasting friendships, while promoting independence. The DSG believes that all children can succeed at home, school, and in the community when given the proper support. 

Upcoming PALS Events 

PALS Stay and Play at DSG office   
Monday, January 13, 2020  5:30-7pm
Boys and girls with Down syndrome ages 7 to 11 are invited to join us for facilitated play, social skills and gross motor development exercises lead by the  DSG therapy team and occupational therapy student volunteers. 
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PALS Night Out at Superkidz Club  
Monday, January 27, 2020  5:30-7pm
Boys and girls with Down syndrome ages 7 to 11 are invited to join us at Superkidz Club for a fun night of moving and exploring their indoor jungle gym. 

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PALS Stay and Play at DSG office   
Monday, Februry 10, 2020  5:30-7pm
Boys and girls with Down syndrome ages 7 to 11 are invited to join us for facilitated play, social skills and gross motor development exercises lead by the  DSG therapy team and occupational therapy student volunteers. 
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PALS Night Out at Superkidz Club  
Monday, February 24, 2020  5:30-7pm
Boys and girls with Down syndrome ages 7 to 11 are invited to join us at Superkidz Club for a fun night of moving and exploring their indoor jungle gym.

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