SBDSA Annual Meeting: April 27th, 2016

SBDSA members (over 15 only) are invited to attend our annual meeting. We will report on our activities this past year and our plans for the future. We will also be electing new board members. If you are interested in becoming a board member or serving on a committee please contact us.

The meeting will take place from 7-8pm, with a time for socializing until 9.

The meeting is at the Toyota Automotive museum. If you have not been there before it is an amazing collection of classic cars. However the venue is not suitable for young children.

Annual Family Event: Family Fiesta Carnival!

Please join us! See flyer for information below:

Fiesta Family Carnival

SBDSA Scholarship Fund is now open!

Our first ever SBDSA Scholarship Fund is now up and running! The South Bay Down Syndrome Association (SBDSA) is excited to provide a scholarship fund as we see it as an opportunity to promote inclusion in education and work life for individuals with Down Syndrome throughout our community. Applicants for this scholarship will be reviewed annually. The SBDSA Scholarship Fund is for individuals with Down Syndrome who are seeking post high school educational or training opportunities. To see criteria and apply, complete the attached forms that our available for download/printing on our website.

Please join our board!

SBDSA is looking for new Board Members! We have some very important positions open: Executive Vice President and Programming/Activities VP! We need YOU! Please email us at: for more information. Even if you personally are not interested please ask friends and family. You do not need to have a child with DS to be on the board. We are looking for people with enthusiasm, new ideas and positivity. We will be voting on our open board positions at the Annual Meeting on April 26, 2016. Address is: Toyota USA Automobile Museum, 19600 Van Ness Ave, Torrance, CA 90501. The meeting will be from 6:30pm-8:45pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with SBDSA

On World Down Syndrome Day, Monday 21 March 2016, join us to encourage children and adults with Down syndrome to say “My Friends, My Community” [Read more…]

Reading Programs for Children with Down Syndrome

Studies have shown that children with Down syndrome CAN learn to read at an early ageAND that reading can become strength in their learning [Read more…]

SBDSA January Playdate!

South Park Playground

Please Join SBDSA at the South Park Playground Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. This will be a fun play date for kids to run around and enjoy the parks activities and guest speakers as well as meet and mingle with other families. Address is: 425 Valley Drive, Hermosa Beach CA 90254. We will be meeting by the swings. Hope to see you there!

Current Trends in Feeding with the Foundation of the Get Permission Approach

Course given at Cal State Dominguez Hills. The course will discuss current trends in feeding based on the Get Permission Approach. Please click on the link below to read more and register!

Current Trends in Feeding

January 28th Panera Bread Restaurant Fundraiser

Please join us and share this with friends! Panera Bread will be donating a % of their sales to the SBDSA when you eat at their restaurant on January 28th from 4:00-8:00pm. Make sure to show this flyer (below)!

Panera Bread Fundraiser

Our Executive VP is moving to Hong Kong!


Hello All!

My family and I will be moving to Hong Kong for my husbands job in mid February. We have many emotions going on right now. We are looking forward to this new and exciting experience but we are also sad to be leaving all the amazing people we have met at SBDSA and throughout California. I am planning to still keep my position with SBDSA and work via email, FaceTime and phone. SBDSA is a very important part of my families life and we have met so many amazing families because of this great organization. My daughter Arianna is 2 1/2 years old and we are starting this new journey with hopes she can learn a lot throughout our travels! Arianna will be enrolled in a typical Pre-K 3 days a week and be receiving private therapy for OT, PT and Speech the other 2 days. This will be a little different than what we would have had in CA but we are going to give it a try and make adjustments as needed. Thanks to everyone for your support and help during this process. Can’t wait to share updates and help SBDSA in its upcoming events!


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