We have a bimonthly support group for new families. Newer families of children with Down Syndrome, siblings and grandparents are welcome to attend. We have toys for the children, a playground and snacks. Lots of information, support and love provided!

Playgroup Update

We are excited to begin hosting monthly playgroups!

Please check out the below schedule and mark your calendars!  

We look forward to connecting with families and building relationships as through play and curiosity children learn and grow!  

Toddler Playgroup Dates (Holyoke)

  • 6/23/24 Sunday 2-4 CANCELLED
  • Playgroup will resume in the fall.

Playgroups will take place at the:

Jericho Pastoral Center
(small white building to the right of the driveway)
537 Northampton Street
Holyoke, MA

RSVP to Anna O’Rourke afyorourke@gmail.com

School Age Playgroup Dates ~5 to ~13 years old (South Hadley)

  • 6/15/2024 (cancelled)
  • 7/20/2024

We are thrilled to announce that we will be  starting an elementary/middle school aged Playgroup in May. It will meet on the  third Saturday of every month at Center Church in South Hadley, hosted by  Emily Mulder. Emily is a mom of a 9 year old child with Down syndrome (Amos),  a former special education teacher, and a huge fan of Center Church.

The first meeting will be Saturday, 18th of May in the fellowship  hall at Center church from 10 to 11:30. The fellowship hall  is a large gym like area, which is handicapped accessible through the  entrance on the north side of the church. There are elevators to the  restrooms. We will have several different activity stations set up in the  fellowship hall, including a puppet area, an art area, and an area for  younger children with toys appropriate to that age group, and a dance area.  We ask that parents stay, both to enjoy watching children and to connect with  one another. Families who have children with Down syndrome of different age  group groups are very welcome to attend.

The meeting place is located at 1 Church Street in South  Hadley. Please reply to Emily Mulder with questions, or RSVP of attendance.  You can reach Emily at emilymulder@gmail.com, or at  802-282-7790.