Tag Archive for: Down syndrome

Understanding the Able Act

Here is an organization that helps with understanding the Able Act in any state.   

ABLE National Resource Center 

The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) is a collaborative that brings together the investment, support and resources of some of the country’s largest and most influential national disability organizations in an effort to accelerate the design and availability of ABLE accounts to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families. Founded and managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), the ANRC’s goal is to provide consistent, reliable information concerning the benefits of an ABLE account. In addition, the ANRC aims to educate individuals with disabilities and their families, state government and legislatures, financial service companies and financial planners and attorneys – who focus on trust and estate planning – about ABLE’s potential positive impact on the lives of millions of Americans with disabilities. This  above statement is from Able National Resource Center website.

Summer camps in Naples, FL for children with special needs/additional needs

The Able Academy call 239-352-7600

Camp Able call 239-394-7242 or visit campable.org

The City of Naples call 239-213-3037

Collier County Parks & Recreation visit collierparks.com

Easterseals call 239-403-0366 or e-mail mturchetta@fl.easterseals.com

Lighthouse of Collier for kids who are blind & visually impaired call 239-430-3934

Naples Performing Arts Center call 239-597-6722 or visit naplesperformingartscenter.com

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center visit naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org

World Down Syndrome Day

Happy Down Syndrome Day.



Free event once a month for children with disabilities “Whiz Kids Play Group”

Golisano Children’s Hospital in collaboration with the Naples Children & Education Foundation is hosting a monthly play group for families with preschool age children with disabilities. This play group provides the opportunity for children to play with their peers in a safe environment. It also allows families to connect and establish supportive relationships with other families that have a child or children with special needs and abilities.

This is a free group, parents must register to attend. Call Tara for more information and to register at (239) 254-4279

July 16th 3pm-5pm location is 1050 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples, FL 34108

Socks only facility, don’t forget your socks!

March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day

Happy Down Syndrome Day.

Dodge ball 4 Down syndrome

Dodge ball for Down Syndrome! ALL funds raised will benefit GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Myers.

Grab your friends and head to Lovers Key State Park on October 11th at 9AM for a day of FUN in the SUN! Create a team: 6-10 per team, Triple Elimination! 6 courts and only 32 total teams so space will fill up fast.

Please visit Gigi’s playhouse to register and for more information: Gigi’s Playhouse


Annual Buddy Walk for Down syndrome

Annual Buddy Walk for Down syndrome will be held on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 at 15000 Livingston Road Naples, Florida 34109. It will start at 8:30am until 11am at the North Collier Exhibit Hall. The registration fee is $10. For more information please call (239) 252-400 or e-mail parksandrecreation@colliergov.net.

The 2013 Naples, Florida Buddy Walk for Down syndrome

The event will be held on October 26th 2013 at North Collier Regional Park in Naples. Check in and late registration will start at 9:30am. For more information please click on the flyer below or contact Ilene Goddy phone number (239) 455-1188 or e-mail igoddy@msn.com or Becky Newell phone number (239) 290-2260 or e-mail Becky_newell@comcast.net

Buddy Walk Flyer 2013

Sponsorship/Donation Packet

March 21 is Down Syndrome awareness day

21 March 2013 marks the 8th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.