Understanding Puberty and Sexuality for Young Adults with Down syndrome
03/31/2010

Free Parent Support Workshop Hosted by Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona

Online PR News – 31-March-2010 – – Mesa, Arizona March 29, 2010 - Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is proud to host Dr. Pamela Murphy, M.D. a Phoenix mother and pediatrician who specializes in treating children with special needs to speak to parents about the birds and the bees and how it affects our children.

WHEN: Thursday, April 22, 2010
WHERE: Mesa Student Service Building
1025 North Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201
TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

RESPITE WILL BE PROVIDED

This special workshop is free to the public, however you must RSVP to reserve a space. Reservations can be made via email to Rachel@sharingds.org.

As president of the Special Education Parents Advisory Council (SEPAC) in Scottsdale, Dr. Murphy teaches parents how to educate their children during this important developmental stage. She will also answer participant questions and concerns.

The first 25 families that RSVP to Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona via email (Rachel@sharingds.org), and attend the meeting, will be given the book, Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality. A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Terri Couwenhoven.

About The Non-Profit: Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona:
Gina Johnson founded Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona over 18 years ago to provide emotional support for families of children with Down syndrome because of her experience as a new parent of a baby with Down syndrome.

It currently provides services to families throughout Arizona by providing new parent dinners, parent support groups, new parent gift baskets, play groups, educational meetings, bereavement support groups and more.

For more information on Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona contact Rachel Hanzuk at rachel@Sharingds.org or 480-926-6500; www.sharingds.org.

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