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Extension class teaches teens with Down syndrome important skills with ‘Teen Cuisine’ series

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Olivia Miller put in her request the minute she arrived at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office for the fifth lesson in the Teen Cuisine series. She wanted to make Frappuccinos, she told Jacqui Denegri. She really wanted to make Frappuccinos. Denegri, University of Kentucky extension nutrition education program assistant, hated to disappoint Olivia,...

Local beneficiaries of WHAS Crusade for Children to celebrate ‘For the Love of Children’ week Feb. 4-10

Each year, tens of thousands of dollars from the WHAS Crusade for Children go to Lexington-area agencies, schools and hospitals that help children with special needs. To say thank you, these local recipients are sponsoring “For Love of the Children” week Feb. 4-10. (Click for larger image) Each day during the week, select businesses in Lexington will offer a percentage of sales to the WHAS Crusade...

Twelve students with Down Syndrome complete college courses through BCTC, DSACK partnership

In the first-ever partnership between the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky and Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 12 adults with Down syndrome got to live out their dream of going to college. The eight-week public speaking course they participated in culminated Nov. 26 with student speech presentations and a certificate ceremony. Participating in the course were, from left: Callie...

Down Syndrome Day celebrated locally with red carpet film festival at Kentucky Theater

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky will host a Red Carpet Celebration and Film Festival to celebrate community members with Down syndrome in observance of World Down Syndrome Day.   The free event is open to the Central Kentucky community, and will take place Saturday, March 22, at Kentucky Theater beginning at 10:30 a.m. Emceed by WKYT meteorologist Micah Harris, activities will...

Walk for Down Syndrome, family-friendly activities support education for all involved

(Photo provided)   On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky invites the public to join them in the 11th annual Walk for Down Syndrome around downtown beginning from the Lexington Convention Center.   The event includes both silent and live auctions and family‐friendly activities, like a photo booth, face and hair painting, line dancing, inflatables and more...