Buddy Walk 2012!!!

“Sunday, October 7th, the Down Syndrome Family Connection will host its 5th annual Buddy Walk at Bryan Park in Bloomington.  The fun begins for the whole family at 1:30pm with live music by the Bloomington Brass Quintet  and Kid Kazooey.  There will also be an outdoor carnival, a bouncy house and more.  Registration opens at 1:30pm with the walk at 3pm.  Free snacks and drinks will be available and people are invited to set up their chairs and blankets for the outdoor concert.  Registration is free, but walkers must register by Sept. 28 to get a t-shirt.  Register, join a team, or make a donation at www.buddywalkinbloomington.info, or email info@downsyndromefamilyconnection.org. “

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Dawn Gray via email or phone: 812 219-1271.  Click here to view the flyer:  BuddyWalkFlyer2012

Thank you for your continued support!
Dawn Gray
Down Syndrome Family Connection, v.p.

Celebrate Direct Support Professional Recognition Week!!

The New York State Legislature designated the week of September 11 as Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week to honor individuals who are committed to supporting people with developmental disabilities of all ages. The U.S. Senate on Sept. 15, unanimously approved a resolution declaring it National DSP Recognition Week.

“Direct Support Professionals enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families every day,” said Stephen E. Freeman, CEO of the YAI Network. “DSPs are the backbone of our service system. They are professionals who go above a beyond to ensure that people with disabilities lead dignified and productive lives in the community.”

The YAI Network is a proud supporter of the American Network of Community Options and Resources’ (ANCOR) National Advocacy Campaign to increase wages and professionalism of all DSPs throughout the nation.

So go and thank a DSP this week for all they do to enhance the lives of those with developmental disabilities!


Call to Artists for Art of Chocolate Submissions is Now Closed


Our entry is now closed for the Art of Chocolate, but the fun has just begun! The most anticipated event of the year is coming soon and we want you to join us!

LIFEDesigns presents the 2013 Art of Chocolate event!

This year we are doing things a bit differently in order to SELL MORE ARTWORK!! We will be kicking off our art sale with selected juried pieces displayed at the IU Art Museum on Sunday, January 27th, 2013 at our Art of Chocolate Gala. This is exactly how we have done this in the past. This year however, we are expanding! We will be displaying ALL of the artwork submitted to us in town for sale in the evenings throughout the week following our Art of Chocolate kick-off event. To cap off the Art of Chocolate Art Sale, we will have all artwork displayed and available for sale on Saturday, February 2nd at CFC’s Fountain Square Mall. This gives everyone many different opportunities to buy submitted artwork that benefits each artist and LIFEDesigns. Keep an eye out as we reveal more details about the various locations the artwork may be on display. 

Questions? Contact us at art@lifedesignsinc.org

Want to purchase tickets? Head to BCT Box Office and get them online TODAY!