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TVDSA Buddy Walk

TVDSA Buddy Walk

Join us for the 16th Annual Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk

TVDSA Buddy Walk

The 16th Annual TVDSA Buddy Walk will be Saturday, October 13, 2018, Boise, Idaho Online registration is now OPEN.

Register NOW

On-Site registration and will call pick up 9:00am-10:30 am
Walk from Capital Park at 11:00 am
Celebrate at Julia Davis Park until 2:00 pm

TVDSA Members with Down syndrome can register for FREE!

Please email registration@idahodownsyndrome.org for the coupon code for TVDSA members!

Live Entertainment  ●  Raffle  ●  Games  ●  Prizes  ●  Food Bounce Houses  ●  Vendor Row  ●  Merchandise  ●  Fun for ALL!

What is the Buddy Walk? The Buddy Walk has become the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome in the United States. It is also the world’s most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community.  The Buddy Walk program was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The name Buddy Walk promotes inclusion between friends of every ability.

The National Buddy Walk Program has grown from 17 Walks in 1995 to over 250 this year!  This global event now has over 295,000 participants raising more than $12.1 million last year. When you support the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association (TVDSA) Buddy Walk, you help create awareness and acceptance for people who have Down syndrome in the Treasure Valley.  And by supporting the TVDSA, you help us provide programs and education to families and advocate for those with disabilities.

Support a friend who has Down syndrome or come to meet one that day!

Questions? Please contact: Barbara Hiler at buddywalk@idahodownsyndrome.org

Learn about the Boise Walk for Apraxia

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2018 Treasure Valley iCan Shine Bike Camp!

2018 Treasure Valley iCan Shine Bike Camp!

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After a break in 2017, TVDSA is excited to announce that we, in partnership with the iCan Shine Team, are bringing the iCan Bike Camp back to the Treasure Valley!

The Treasure Valley iCan Bike Camp is a five-day program that teaches people with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. Riders must be at least 8 years old to participate.

Registration is now OPEN and will close when all spots are full or by May 15th. Participation is limited to 40 riders and registration is first come, first serve so register now at www.icanshine.org/boise-id/ or contact tvicanbike@idahodownsyndrome.org. Visit our website for information about volunteer opportunities!

Download the iCan Bike Camp Flyer for more information.

When:
June 11-15th

Where:
Homecourt YMCA
936 Taylor Ave
Meridian, ID

Cost:
First time participants:
$149.00 for current TVDSA Members
$199.00 for Non-TVDSA Members
*Save $50 by becoming a TVDSA member for only $10!*

$25.00 discount for returning riders (individuals who attended the Treasure Valley iCan Bike Camp in 2016, 2015, or 2014)

$25.00 discount for Multiple Family Member Registration (Riders must be in the same family and household)

World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Toys That Promote Speech and Language Skills

Teaching My Child Basic Sign Language

Time to be Thankful

Time to be Thankful

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it is important to slow down our minds to reflect with a
thankful heart. Teaching children to be thankful enhances their happiness, attitude, and
increases positive behaviors. It encourages children to focus on being considerate and
appreciative. As adults, it helps us as well with all the above because we need a reminder too,
right?!

I encourage families to create a Thankful Box this holiday season. As a family come together
each night and identify what you are thankful for. This can strengthen the family attachment,
teaches mindfulness, encourages openness, and provides gratitude.

Items needed:
 Kleenex box
 Construction paper
 Markers
 Scissors
 Glue

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Caitlin Goicoechea, LCPC, NCC
Mental Health Counselor at Children’s Therapy Place

 

Join us for the 15th Annual TVDSA Buddy Walk

Join us for the 15th Annual TVDSA Buddy Walk

Event: Saturday, October 14th

​On-Site registration and will call pick up 9:00am-10:30am
Walk from Capital Park at 11:00am
Celebrate at Julia Davis Park until 2:00pm

Check out our NEW registration webpage and register online through September 30th for lowest prices at:

http://tvdsa.ezeventsolutions.com/BuddyWalk/page/Home/

TVDSA Members with Down syndrome can register for FREE!

Please email: registration@idahodownsyndrome.org for the coupon code for TVDSA members!

Live Entertainment ● Raffle ● Games ● Prizes ● Food ● Bounce Houses ● Vendor Row ● Merchandise ● Fun for ALL!

Early T-shirt pick-up will be available for those that register before September 22nd.

Date and location will be emailed to the team leaders.

Questions? Please contact: Barbara Hiler at buddywalk@idahodownsyndrome.org

Bullying, what is it?

According to American Psychological Association (2017), “Bullying is a form of aggressive
behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or
discomfort. Bully can take the form of physical contact, words, or more subtle actions”
(Bullying, para. 1).

How do we create change in an increasing bullying culture?

Some places to start:

Address it!

It is not just something that is “part of growing up”. As parents/therapists/educators it is important to understand the different forms of bullying and aggression. A child willing to talk about a situation they experienced allows an opportunity to teach them about prosocial and conflict resolution skills. This allows them to utilize those in times they feel they are being bullied.

Listen with empathy!

When we listen to children we are allowing their emotional intelligence to grow. Their concerns and thoughts are just as important as other children who may be struggling too. Positive social learning is influential.

Language is powerful!

Instead of calling a child a bully refer to them as the child who bullied. Instead of calling a child a victim, refer to them as the child who was bullied is Bullying, 2012). By telling children “that child is a bully just ignores/he” does not help create change but supports the unwanted behaviors.

Set an example!

Unfortunately, bullying is not just with children but happens in the workforce among adults too. Don’t get involved with the office gossip, invite someone to lunch, and say something positive to a coworker.

Caitlin Goicoechea, LCPC, NCC
Mental Health Counselor at Children’s Therapy Place

References:
American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association,
www.apa.org/topics/bullying/
Aspa. “What Is Bullying.” StopBullying.gov, Department of Health and Human Services, 29 Feb. 2012,
https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-is-bullying/index.html

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