Past Events

07/22/2017 – Parent Connection support group

Bring the kids to a play date!  Join us at our monthly support group to learn what each of us is doing to support our kiddos…and for some back yard shenanigans.  Email us at or call 716-427-3575 for more details.

06/25/2017 – Parent connection support group

Join us at Como Lake Park in Lancaster, NY for some pizza, play, and discussion about how we can best help and serve our kiddos!  Email us at or call 716-427-3575 for more details.

05/18/2017 – Developmental disabilities day

21_Connect will take part in the 29th annual Developmental Disabilities Day @ The Conference Center Niagara Falls.  The conference features innovative workshops, concession services, an agency and vendor fair (that’s us!), an art gallery, live performance/interactive area, Parents Corner Awards Luncheon, and an open reception.  Head to for more information and to register to attend.

05/13/2017 – parent connection support group

Are you the parent of a young child with Down syndrome?  This group meets monthly to talk through issues faced by the youngest of our community, to plan the next steps for our little ones, and to just hang out, relax, and take a breather for our parents.  If you’re interested in joining the group, please contact us here.

05/10/2017 – 21_connect board of directors meeting

Our regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors.  Topics to be discussed include upcoming events and conferences, hospital and doctor outreach programs, parents group events, and other general business.  Your feedback and suggestions are welcome!  Please let us know what you think here.

04/29/2017 – The Behavior Session

A specialized workshop on behavior and Down syndrome. Author of the popular book, Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome: The Respond but Don’t React Method, Dr. David Stein of Boston will be in Buffalo to present the basic neuroscience of Down syndrome, and how this informs effective behavior management.