Saturday, September 27, 2014

DSI Self Advocate Meet & Greet and Costume Party

To All Self Advocates

Please come with your best costume! we will have Best Costume Awards, Pumpkin Painting, Karaoke, DJ and Dancing

Food will be provided

Pizza, Caramel Apples, and lots of candy
please let us know if anybody has any food allergies

When: Friday, October 10 2014

  Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

  Where: DSI Office
   708 E. Michigan Street
   Indianapolis Indiana 46202

or 1317-925-7617

Thursday, September 4, 2014

DSI Self Advocates Activity Night:

When: September 18th at 6pm
What: Craft, Food and Movie Night
Where: DSI (708 E. Michigan St. Indianapolis, IN 46202) Send your vote in for -- food and movie

Vote on Movie: Disney’s Robin Hood, Muppets Most Wanted…again!, or Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games

Vote on Food: pizza, sandwiches, or tacos
Side food – salads, chips, and light desert.
Before the movie we will work on a banner to be hung at the Down Syndrome Buddy Walk in October.

Each of us will have the opportunity to write, draw and decorate a portion of this banner. Come for a great night of fellowship - let's get to know each other so we can plan other awesome activities.

Feel free to contact Christina Hammes with questions (317) 480-2001 or

you can contact DSI Office at 1317-925-7617 for further information or 

you can contact me at:
for any suggestions for more Self Advocates Activities

check back for more updates

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Self Advocate Newsletter in the works

All Self Advocates

The Self Advocate newsletter is in the process of finishing but it needs your Creative thinking, Creative Writing, Poetry, Articles, Holiday Stories, Artwork, and much more. So far, the newsletter is looking great it has an Interview about think collage! By Kelly Schreiner,  A Quote By Jessica Green, Letter From the Editor on page 3,  Benefit Concert "Such a Night" On page 4.

If anyone who has a job or a volunteer job would like to share and be apart of the newsletter
you can contact me at: or at the Down Syndrome Indiana office at 317-925-7617

I hope you hope find this newsletter fun to look at it and enjoying reading it and if you ever want  your Self Advocate to participate in any of the Self Advocates events you can Contact DSI Event Coordinator Jessica Hadsell at

Have a Great Summer

Jessica Green

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Self Advocate Alert

Action needed immediately!

The ABLE Act is out of committee and will be marked up Tomorrow ( On Thursday).

This is the next step towards passage of this bill.

Please call Majority Member to Vote YES before Thursday markup on the ABLE Act

Please Call Todd Young,  IN    1-202-225-5315

Thank You Self Advocates

Jessica Green

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July

4th of July has passed,  But I would like to share what I did with my parents. My dad was grilling the meat and my mom and I got the side dishes then turned on some music and started cooking out then we went outside to eat with my dog Sofie and her cousin Kenya that I was my favorite part being with my parents and the dogs.

If you would like to share your Stories and Articles of celebrating the 4th of July with an attachment of a current picture of yourself with your pets as well,

You can send your stories and articles to
Down  Syndrome Indiana
708 E. Michigan Street
Indianapolis Indiana 46202

You can contact me at:

Take care
Jessica Green

Thursday, June 26, 2014


I have a special gift her name is Kimberly She is 8 mouths my mom and I have been babysitting my niece and godchild for some time. I will be watching her grow up to be an amazing women and I so excited to be apart of her life and I am so proud that her parents trust me enough she is always in a safe place with me.

I read to her, I swim with her, I sing soft to her, and I feed her. I take this responsibility as a job I am so happy and proud to be an aunt and godmother to my little angel 

See you all at the NDSC Convention

Jessica Green

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Buddy Walk® 2014 Team Registration Now Open

Once again, we will gather to celebrate in Celebration Plaza of White River State Park in beautiful downtown Indianapolis, with the walk beginning at noon along the scenic canal loop. This family-friendly event is open to all children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, friends and thousands of local supporters. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 11, 2014 and be prepared to have a great experience!

We, at Down Syndrome Indiana, are so grateful for the hard work and dedication of our families and friends, not just in October, but year round! To celebrate your success and reward a few that go above and beyond, we have a few Buddy Walk® incentives to ring in the new year! Best of luck!

•Each team that registers online via First Giving by Monday, September 22nd will receive a customized team sign to carry proudly as they walk along the canal;

•For every $50 a team raises, the captain is eligible to receive one (1) event t-shirt and food voucher (while supplies last) that he/she may distribute to team members the day of the walk;

•Any team that raises $5,000 by August 1st will be featured on a billboard in central Indiana this fall, highlighting their loved one and promoting the 17th Annual Buddy Walk® in Indianapolis;

  •The team that raises the most money (online and offline) by Friday, October 3, 2014 is considered the "winning team" and will have their pictures featured on promotional items for the Buddy Walk® in 2015*; * The "winning team" from the previous year's walk is ineligible to be named the first place team for consecutive years. Eligibility as a "winning team" will be re-instate the following year (2015). If the ineligible team is able to match their fundraising amount from the previous year by Monday, September 29th 2014, they will be awarded a special "VIP" area to decorate as they choose and to use as a special place to gather and celebrate at the walk in 2014.  

•The top three (3) individual fundraisers will receive awards and be recognized at the Buddy Walk®;

•Additional awards and prizes will be presented the day of the Buddy Walk® for teams that show the most spirit, travel the farthest, and exemplify the true spirit of the Buddy Walk®! There are currently 22 teams registered for the 17th Annual Buddy Walk - that is 11% of our goal for 200 teams! Keep up the great work, and be sure to encourage your friends, family and neighbors to join us on October 11th!