Resources for Grandparents
Grandparents play a unique, powerful role in raising kids, and even more so for their grandkids with Down syndrome . DSAMn offers the following resources for grandparents, both in specialized support plus links to helpful online information.
DSAMn’s Grandparent Group
DSAMn’s Grandparent Group meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 11:30, currently on Zoom but returning to in-person meetings at the DSAMn offices in the future. Alternating months include speakers on topics of specific interests to this group.
New Grandparent Resource Packet
New Grandparent Resource Packet filled with information and articles on topics ranging from better understanding the Down syndrome diagnosis, to ways you can support your family, and more.
Grandparent-to-Grandparent Connection is available to connect you with other grandparents that are a little further along in this new journey.
Spring Grandparent Conference
Spring Grandparent Conference is our annual half day workshop just for grandparents. The event includes a family panel, speakers on topics that are of interest to and helpful for grandparents, and the opportunity to meet and spend time with other grandparents.
December Grandparent Gathering
December Grandparent Gathering is new in 2021. The event will give grandparents a chance to celebrate the unique role they play in their grandchildren’s lives, and offer the chance to socialize, support each other and mark the end of a special year.
Webinars and conferences
Webinars and conferences give grandparents and families access to trusted experts and the latest, most up-to-date information.
In addition, we’ve gathered helpful resources below, plus you can reach out to us with any specific questions or needs.
- Arc of Minnesota: Promoting and Protecting Rights of All
- Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities: Info, Education and Training
- Minnesota State Council on Disability: Advisors to Legislators
- PACER Center: Parents Helping Parents Expand Opportunities
- Partners in Policymaking: Teaching Parents to be Advocates