RSVP for the 2015 UPS for DownS Holiday Party

Winter Holiday party

20th Annual Winter Holiday Party

Sunday, December 13th

10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Conant High School

700 E. Cougar Trail, Hoffman Estates


**Please respect our deadline so Santa’s helpers can prepare before the busy holiday season. Thank you!**

Please consider volunteering for one of the following opportunities:

Toy Shopping Saturday, November 21st - 7:00 am to 11:00 am

Wrap & Decorate Saturday, December 12th - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Party Clean-Up Sunday, December 13th - 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

For any questions, please contact Kristyn Briggs 630.930.4943

Can I help my Friend?

Yes! Play with and talk to people with Down syndrome. If they are having trouble playing a game, give them time and a little extra help or ask them what game they would like to play. Be clear in what you are saying. Find out what your friend likes to do. Just hang out together and see what happens. You are more alike than you are different.

Why does my friend with Down Syndrome act differently than other kids?

People with Down syndrome have difficulty with language and talking.  Many kids want to interact and play with their friends, but don't know how, are afraid they won't be understood, or afraid they will be told "no, you can't play". Some kids with Down syndrome get overwhelmed when too many things are going on at the same time.