From our June 2021 Newsletter

Free Online “Every Day Magic” Summer Camp happening in June and July
A FREE and fun opportunity online for those interested in learning magic tricks: an online magic summer camp happening June and July.
This virtual zoom camp is presented by The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions. It is for children with disabilities ages 9-18. Children will learn tricks developed by Illusionist, Kevin Spencer and his Healing of Magic program.
Camp will be 2-3 hours each week and children will learn 3 tricks each week. The end of the camp will be streamed live for friends and family.
To learn more, call 205-996-1488 or email

Our 22nd Sharing Walk Scheduled for April 23, 2022 –
Get ready to fundraise, walk, stroll and have a great time at our 22nd Sharing Walk now happening April 23, 2022 at Tempe Diablo Stadium. More details to come in the months ahead.
Congratulations Graduates!
Congratulations to all who graduated this past spring. We are so proud of your big accomplishment and wish you a bright, fulfilling life.
Wishing All of Our Proud Dads a Happy Father’s Day
June 20 is Father’s Day.
We hope to get our Dad’s group started up again in the late Fall or in early 2022. Our dad’s group gets together at sporting events or restaurants and enjoy themselves and share their experiences of being a Proud Dad of a child with Down syndrome.
If you are interested in joining our dad’s group, email
Also, moms who want to get together, we have groups to offer you, too. Email to be added to our list and when our activities start again, we will be in touch!
Activities To Check Out this Summer:
Summer Camps & Therapeutic Recreation:
Be sure to check out your local city’s Parks and Recreation websites for Therapeutic Recreation Services for Summer.
For example, Chandler Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Special Olympics Arizona and they are offering basketball, bowling, cheer, swim team, golf, soccer and much more!
Mesa Parks & Recreation  has adaptive sports, recreation and social programs for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities.
If you live in the West Valley, check out the Peoria Recreation Programand the City of Surprise Therapeutic Program. Be sure to let us know if you know of more great programs and we will share your suggestions on our social media channels. Email with your suggestions.
Summer learning slump? There’s an app for that!
Be sure to check out the BrainPop app for interesting, entertaining and short daily lessons on a wide variety of topics, from current events, to biographies, to historical events.
There is also BrainPopJr for younger learners, as well as BrainPop Espanol, BrainPop Francais, and more!

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