What is Next! Here is a look into what is going on with Down With That

Hope you all had a wonderful World Down Syndrome day!
Let’s start with THANK YOU NOTES
SENATOR JEFF MULLINS and the WV State Senate for welcoming our families to the Floor for a proclamation in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day.  and Thank you to our families who made the trip to Charleston to be there!

THANK YOU – Pottery Place for hosting our World Down Syndrome Day gathering.

Everyone had a wonderful time!  


Have you heard about   Bitty & Beau’s Coffee?  Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is more than just a place to grab a cup of coffee – it’s an experience. While the shop is run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the customers love the products, they really come in for the unique customer service experience.and they are looking to open a new shop in a small town!  We would love to see it come to Beckley all you have to do is  Email at info@bittyandbeauscoffee.com and tell us why you think we should open a Bitty & Beau’s Coffee in your city.
This April, they will announce where the next Bitty & Beau’s Coffee will open. PLEASE EMAIL  Like them on Facebook and let them know we would LOVE to have them in our area!


APRIL Sensory Showing – Galleria 14 in Beckley Saturday 11 AM
4/1 – The Boss Baby
4/8 – Smurfs

Down Syndrome Families Conference  4/1
Our sister organization, The Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia will be hosting their Spring Conference on Saturday, April 1 from 8:00-3:00 at Little Creek Park/Country Club in South Charleston. Speakers include Sean and Sandra McElwee from “Born This Way” and information on estate planning and trusts. General Admission is $5 and includes breakfast, lunch and children’s activities and quiet rooms. $30 General Admission includes two autographed books from author Sandra McElwee, breakfast, lunch and children’s activities.


4/22   TROLL A BRATION   Spring Fling with the Buddies
The Council for Exceptional Children Concord Chapter formally invites you to celebrate in our Spring Fling. We have planned many fun activities for children of all ages. We hope that you will join us in a fun-filled day with the key goal to celebrate the differences in us all.
Saturday, April 22 at 10 AM
505 Overlook Drive Beckley, WV 25801
Please RSVP if you plan to attend!


This year the volleyball tournament will be held at Memorial Baptist Church on April 22nd starting at 9 am.

Team registration is 8:00 am, all members of your team must be present to enter the doors.

Pre-registration is $100 or $150 at the door, to pre-register please email us at volleyball4autism@gmail.com with your team name, the name of all team members, email and phone number.

Remember that you can check out MANY amazing books at the Raleigh County Library. Down With That has stocked the shelves with many resources for families at any stage!  See the full list here: https://downwiththat.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/resources-donated-to-local-library-for-families-in-west-virginia/


The National Down Syndrome Society would like to inform you of an exciting scholarship opportunity for students with Down syndrome. The application for the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund is now available!

The mission of the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund is to offer financial assistance to young adults with Down syndrome – 18 and older – who are continuing to enrich their lives by taking classes or enrolling in postsecondary educational programs. Read more and download the application here: http://www.ndss.org/OTEF.

Please share this information with any individuals or organizations who may benefit from this fund. For any questions regarding the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund, please either send an email to otef@ndss.org or call 800-221-4602.




We are proud to be an affiliate for the WVU Centers for Excellence in Disabilities.

They have a wide range of programs and a lending library for Assistive Technology – Find out more here: http://cedwvu.org/resources/  For Questions reach out to Libby Massey


Lola Hight

“Down with That”

Down Syndrome Family Support Group of Southern West Virginia

Beckley, WV


(304) 731-3848



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