• 29 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • United Way - 1300 Bay Area Blvd, Bldg A, Clear Lake

    GHFEDS would like to invite you for a Parent Educational Meeting about the Baylor Transition Clinic and Sexual Education.

    Date: Thursday November 29th
    Time: 6pm - Dinner
    630-8pm - Presentation
    Location: United Way in Clear Lake
    1300 Bay Area Blvd, Building A
    Presentation - Room 230
    Childcare - Room 231

    Childcare and dinner provided.

    Dr. Kemere will be discussing transition to an adult approach to healthcare, which families need to be thinking about many years in advance! She will also discuss sexual education in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the importance of teaching young people with intellectual disabilities about sexual health and giving ideas about resources parents can use at home to teach. She will not be teaching sex ed but instead will be talking about why it is important that the parents do this (reviewing data that shows that people with down syndrome date/have relationships/masturbate, etc and review data regarding sexual abuse in people with IDD), encouraging the parents to educate early and often, and giving ideas of resources we know of that have been helpful to people to educate.

    The Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, provides medical care and social support services to the growing population of adolescents/young adults with a chronic childhood illness or disability as they move from pediatric to adult healthcare, including but not limited to adolescents/young adults with Down syndrome, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, autism, cerebral palsy, long-term cancer survivors, and other genetic diseases.  The only clinic of its kind in Texas and one of only a few in the nation, the Transition Medicine Clinic helps these patients and their caregivers access adult medical care, navigate the adult healthcare system, and maintain or identify alternative social services that are so critical to their well-being, in an effort to prevent urgent healthcare crisis and to minimize the impact of a shrinking social support network these patients and families have come to rely on in the pediatric healthcare system.

    Dr. Jordan Kemere, M.D.
    Faculty, Center for Transition Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
    After earning her BS from University of North Carolina where she was also part of the women's soccer team, Dr. Jordan Kemere went on to earn an MS from University of California at Berkley followed by an MD at the University of North Carolina. From there, she was accepted to residency at Baylor College of Medicine in their Internal Medicine program, which she completed in 2016. Dr. Kemere is passionate about her work serving medically complex and technologically dependent adolescents and young adults with chronic childhood illness and disabilities at the Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine where she serves as faculty within the Internal Medicine department. She is also passionate about being the mother of two children.

    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    • Lobo Gymnastics - 2500 Falcon Pass Houston, TX 77062

    GHFEDS would like to invite tiny tots with Down syndrome ages 6 and under for playtime at Lobo Gymnastics on Saturday December 1st from 1-215pm.

    The kids will enjoy floor time activities, obstacle course, jump house and ball pits.

    Pizza and drinks will be served.

    Siblings are welcomed and will be charged $11 per sibling.

    We encourage families with babies to attend so you can get to know other families with babies and discuss babies with Down syndrome.

    Lobo Gymnastics
    2500 Falcon Pass
    Houston 77062

    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • San Jacinto College Central Campus Powell Theatre - 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena 77505

    GHFEDS would like to invite you to attend the Santa Christmas Magic Musical at San Jacinto College Central Campus Powell Theatre in Pasadena.

    **This is NOT a sensory friendly musical**

    Date: Saturday December 8th

    Time: Arrive at 7pm
    Show starts at 730pm

    Location: San Jacinto College
    Central Campus
    Powell Theatre
    8060 Spencer Hwy
    Pasadena 77505

    Tickets are Free for child with Down syndrome and 1 parent, others will cost $5 per person.

    Please arrive by 7pm to get tickets from Jennifer Vincent, seats are not reserved so you can sit anywhere in the theatre.

    **Registration closes December 4th at 9am, no exceptions**

    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hometown Heroes Park - 1001 E League City Parkway League City, TX 77573

    GHFEDS would like to invite your family to celebrate the holiday season with us at our annual Holiday Social.

    The kids will enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, music and dancing, holiday arts and crafts, games, and a festive BBQ dinner.

    Location: Hometown Heroes Park Building
    1001 E League City Pkwy
    League City 

    Date: Saturday December 15th

    Time: 6-9pm

GHFEDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support organization serving the Greater Clear Lake area, including South Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, League City, Galveston, and other surrounding areas.

P.O. Box 891093
Houston, TX 77289

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