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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.
Dream Night at the Zoo
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
You are invited to the 12th annual DREAM NIGHT AT THE ZOO, SUNDAY, JUNE 4,2017 6:30 – 9:30 PM. You can obtain your invitation for your family by : · Send a SELF ADDRESSED / STAMPED envelope to The Down Syndrome Center of WPA, c/o Sheila Cannon (see address below) · Each invitation is good for up to 6 people (including children) · Please only 1 ticket request per envelope per family · Requests (envelopes ) must be received by Wednesday, May 24th (I will not be in the office May 25 – May 31) You must register your family for the event. · Call the zoo at 412-365-2548 – leave a message with the following information: · Name of Child · Name of Parent(s) · Number of Adults in Group and number of Kids (not to exceed 6) · Phone number · Organization · You can also register via email – dreamnight@pittsburghzoo.org Registration by either phone call or email · Early registration is preferred as the registration could close early if attendance is high YOU MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL INVITATION /TICKET TO ATTEND. PHOTOCOPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED Please remember that this is a private event and not open to the general public. Other organizations who provide services to children with special needs and their families will be invited as well. Have a wonderful time at the zoo.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

ESCA Trailblazers
6:45 PM
As Murrysville’s only official inclusive running club, ESCA Trailblazers will begin its summer session on Tuesday, June 6, at the Murrysville Community Park – Miracle Field. Registration is at 6:45 PM; membership is $10. All members will receive a free T-shirt. Current members need not register and may simply show up for the run/walk, which is at 7:00 PM. ESCA Trailblazers is sponsored by East Suburban Citizen Advocacy, whose mission is to provide advocacy and build inclusive opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Lets Get Moving - ESCA Run club
6:45 PM
Lets Get Moving!!! Join us for the Run club Summer Refresh! Where: Murrysville Community Park - Miracle Field When: 6:45 PM Registration, Run/Walk starts at 7 pm On Tuesday, June 6, 2017 $10.00 Club Registration Current Run Members need not register, and may just show up for the run / walk at 7 pm
Helping Parents Help Their Teens and Young Adults
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
What is it? The Parent Support Network is a coaching service offered by the Partnership for Drug Free Kids to parents and other caregivers who are struggling with a teen or young adult who is considering or using drugs and alcohol. It includes: * Seven ninety-minute group sessions with a parent coach who has personally experienced the challenges of teen substance use * A resource book entitled The 20 Minute Guide for Parents What does it cost? Sessions are free. You may make a voluntary offering of $20 to cover materials. How can these sessions help me? Your coach can: * Listen and provide support * Recommend ways to talk to your teen about substance use * Develop strategies to engage your teen in healthy behaviors * Help with effective alternatives to punishment and enabling * Assist in improving collaboration between parents/caregivers * Direct you to other useful resources Where and when will the sessions be held? The sessions will run for seven weeks and will be held in the Library from 7:00PM to 8:30 PM beginning Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and ending Tuesday, June 13, 201. How do I sign up? Please send an email with your interest to jward511@outlook.com or call Joan at 724.622.5000. Your attendance will be confirmed via email. What happens when the coaching sessions are completed? Your coach will ensure you are aware of additional support services in your community. Also, you will be asked to complete a survey as to your experience with the group coaching service.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Football Camp for the STARS
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Football Camp for the STARS is an awesome event sponsored by the DSAP. (Down Syndrome Assoc of Pittsburgh). Football Camp is open to guys (ages 14 y and up) who love Football. We are also offering a CHEER Camp for Girls.(14 years and older) The forms are attached to this email. Please let me know by email if your son or daughter would like to participate in the 2 night camp. Please call Sheila Cannon, Camp Coordinator at 412-864-8580 to register or for more information.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Football Camp for the STARS
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Football Camp for the STARS is an awesome event sponsored by the DSAP. (Down Syndrome Assoc of Pittsburgh). Football Camp is open to guys (ages 14 y and up) who love Football. We are also offering a CHEER Camp for Girls.(14 years and older) The forms are attached to this email. Please let me know by email if your son or daughter would like to participate in the 2 night camp. Please call Sheila Cannon, Camp Coordinator at 412-864-8580 to register or for more information.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Special Needs at Play
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Murrysville Recreation, Penn-Trafford Area Recreation Commission and Monroeville Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to S.N.A.P. Special Needs at Play, June 21 at Murrysville Community Park Rotary Miracle Sports Complex. The event will run from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm for ages 6-21 and will provide a variety of fun activities such as face painting, a DJ, field games like baseball, volleyball and basketball, crafts, a nature walk, a playground,frisbee, spin art, and more! Participants only need to provide their own lunch but parents , aides or caregivers will need to remain at the event. LIght refreshments will be provided. Bring a favorite baseball glove, if desired. Please pre register by emailing the participants first and lanst name to www.westparkalliance@gmail.com. The park address is 4065 Wiestertown Road, Export, PA 15632 Volunteers are also needed: Please contact any of our the departments for information on beint a part of this fun day of PLAY at the Park. Penn Trafford Area Recreation Commission 724-744-2171 x205 Murrysville Recreation Department 724-327-2100 x115 or x131 Monroeville Parks and Recreation Department 412-856-3378

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety
Bullying in the Workplace & Community
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Bullying in the Workplace & Community Tuesday, June 27, 2017 6:30 – 8:00 PM - Westmoreland Sharon Greene, Executive Administrator, ACHIEVA at The Arc of Westmoreland, Nationally Certified Trainer and Olweus Technical Assistant Consultant for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Bullying is a repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. It is abusive conduct. As we are focusing on community based experiences, how do we guide people with disabilities to recognize a bully and bullying behaviors, how to react and respond? Join us to discuss how bullying effects jobs, personal lives and our health. Regina Sciullo Advocacy and Family Supports The Arc of Westmoreland/ACHIEVA 316 Donohoe Road Greensburg, PA 15601 phone 724-837-8159 x 164 fax 724-837-7453 www.achieva.info

Friday, June 30, 2017

Westmoreland County Ice Cream Bingo
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westmoreland County Ice Cream Bingo #2274 Where: Norwin Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall (behind Church) 110 Clay Pike Irwin PA 15642 Cost: $15 or $10with PACC Hab staff Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Westmoreland County Summer Craft
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westmoreland County Summer Craft #2275 Where: Norwin Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall (behind Church) 110 Clay Pike Irwin PA 15642 Cost: $10 or $5 with PACC Hab staff Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Football Camp for the STARS
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Football Camp for the STARS is an awesome event sponsored by the DSAP. (Down Syndrome Assoc of Pittsburgh). Football Camp is open to guys (ages 14 y and up) who love Football. We are also offering a CHEER Camp for Girls.(14 years and older) For More information, please contact Sheila A. Cannon, M Ed Program Coordinator Down Syndrome Center of WPA Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 4401 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-692-7963 Main 412-692-7038 FAX 412-864-8580 Direct line

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Football Camp for the STARS
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Football Camp for the STARS is an awesome event sponsored by the DSAP. (Down Syndrome Assoc of Pittsburgh). Football Camp is open to guys (ages 14 y and up) who love Football. We are also offering a CHEER Camp for Girls.(14 years and older) For More information, please contact Sheila A. Cannon, M Ed Program Coordinator Down Syndrome Center of WPA Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 4401 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-692-7963 Main 412-692-7038 FAX 412-864-8580 Direct line

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From July 17-21, ICan Shine's ICan Bike program will be in Gibsonia Pa to teach individual with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. To learn more about how to participate as a rider or volunteer e-mail Rhys Rocherl: rrocher53@gmail.com or call 412-204-8053

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From July 17-21, ICan Shine's ICan Bike program will be in Gibsonia Pa to teach individual with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. To learn more about how to participate as a rider or volunteer e-mail Rhys Rocherl: rrocher53@gmail.com or call 412-204-8053
Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From July 17-21, ICan Shine's ICan Bike program will be in Gibsonia Pa to teach individual with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. To learn more about how to participate as a rider or volunteer e-mail Rhys Rocherl: rrocher53@gmail.com or call 412-204-8053

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From July 17-21, ICan Shine's ICan Bike program will be in Gibsonia Pa to teach individual with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. To learn more about how to participate as a rider or volunteer e-mail Rhys Rocherl: rrocher53@gmail.com or call 412-204-8053

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From July 17-21, ICan Shine's ICan Bike program will be in Gibsonia Pa to teach individual with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. To learn more about how to participate as a rider or volunteer e-mail Rhys Rocherl: rrocher53@gmail.com or call 412-204-8053

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Friday, July 28, 2017

Starlit Night
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Summit Church Presents Starlit Night. An elegant evening for individuals with special needs ages 15 and up. RSVP by June 1st at www.starlitnight.org or call 724-349-8180. Join us for an unforgettable experience where you will be treated as royalty - Walking the Red Carpet, Smiling for the Paparazzi, and Dancing the night Away! Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex 711 Pratt Drive INdiana, PA 15705
Westmoreland County Nature Walk
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westmoreland County Nature Walk #2276 Where: Peach Park 1087 Georges Station Rd Greensburg, Pa 15601 Cost: Free Water and Healthy Snack provided. If it rains, we will do activities at the Pavilions. Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Friday, August 04, 2017

Westmoreland County Harvest Cooking
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westmoreland County Harvest Cooking #2277 Where: Norwin Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall (behind Church) 110 Clay Pike Irwin PA 15642 Cost: $10 or $5 with PACC Hab staff Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Westmoreland County Summer Dance & Dinner
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Westmoreland County Summer Dance & Dinner #2260 Where: Ferrante's Lakeview 6153 Route 30 Greensburg, PA 15601 Cost: $30 Guest, $25 Staff Includes Dinner, DJ & Prizes Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

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