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Archive for January, 2010

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Birthday Celebrations

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010


DSAOC celebrated the birth of 73 new babies born with Down syndrome in Orange County during 2009.  The boys came in ahead with 41, compared to 32 girls.  Congratulations to all the new parents!

A big thank you goes to the DSAOC Hospital Outreach Committee for their ongoing work with local hospitals and healthcare providers to help identify these births and coordinate early parent contacts.

DSAOC Awarded Grant

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

DSAOC has been notified that it will be awarded a $5,000 grant from the Pacific Life Foundation.  The funds are to be used to support DSAOC’s healthcare programs.  The grant will be formally presented during an awards ceremony at the PLF headquarters in Newport Beach on January 25th.index_03


Congratulations on 10th Anniversary

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010


The Children and Families Commission of Orange County is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2010.  With funding from Proposition 10, the Commission has been able to support organizations and projects that help the youngest members of society get a solid start in life.

DSAOC programs such as, Mano a Mano, Partners in Education, and our new pediatric healthcare program have all received funding from the Commission this year.  THANK YOU!

January Series Topic Announced

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
Dr. Anthony Chang

Dr. Anthony Chang

Anthony Chang, MD, MBA, MPH – Medical Director at the CHOC Heart Institute will be the guest speaker for our next session of the DSAOC Healthcare Series

Scheduled for 6:30 – 8:00 PM, on Wednesday, January 20th at the DSAOC Center, the topic will be Cardiac Disease in Children and Young Adults with Down Syndrome

We’re sure there will be alot of interest, so register early to make sure you have a seat.  To register call DSAOC at 714-540-5794, or click here.

“Adventures in Wonderland”

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010


alice1Don’t be late for a very important date!
Sixth Annual DSAOC Red Carpet Ball

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Saturday, February 27th
DoubleTree Hotel, 201 East MacArthur Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92707

For teens and adults with Down syndrome 15 years and older.
Call DSAOC for more info and to register.

IEP/Young Child Workshop

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010


Tuesday, January 26th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the DSAOC Center

The presenters (Sandi Ames & Catherine Raack) at this workshop will help participants learn to develop an education program that focuses on individual unique needs and defines the goals and services necessary for their student to benefit.  Collaborative skills to assist parents in feeling confident as equal and active members of their child’s IEP team will be highlighted. 

This workshop is geared toward parents whose children are in preschool through early elementary school. 

Call DSAOC at 714-540-5794, or click here to register for the workshop.

Happy New Year!

Friday, January 1st, 2010


Wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe new year!


From the DSAOC Board & Staff