WDSA Social Round Up

At WDSA we love a good get together. Below are a list of different social groups running in the greater Wellington Region:

New Parents

WDSA have new parent contacts in Wellington, Hutt and Wairarapa who would love to visit new parents and provide a welcome packs. For more information see  https://wdsa.co.nz/new-parents or email contact@wdsa.co.nz

Parent to Parent Wellington also run parent support groups regularly over the Wellington region. See https://parent2parent.org.nz/wellington/ for dates and more information.

Under 5 Group

Ruth Coard has just restarted the under 5 WDSA catchups after a long hiatus. There is a Wellington Young Ones private Facebook group Wellington Young Ones | Facebook and we will advertise the under 5 meet ups on Facebook but if you are interested in the next one please email ruth@wdsa.co.nz

Wairarapa Group

Bridie Allen has been meeting with other families in Wairarapa at various homes. See https://wdsa.co.nz/2020/07/wairarapa-get-together-in-the-school-holidays/. We also have a family picnic planned in the Wairarapa on the 20th February 2021 (https://www.facebook.com/events/2200989346748677). Email Bridie@wdsa.co.nz for details on Wairarapa catchups.

Primary School Age

WDSA hasn’t run any school age catch ups for some time but James Webber is keen to change that. We are starting with a Family picnic at Waterloo School on Saturday 30th January 2021 https://www.facebook.com/events/812066372667085. For more details contact james@wdsa.co.nz

13+ Group

Blair held our first teenage catchup on the 7th November 2020. We went to a café, went ten pin bowling and had fish and chips afterwards. It was a huge success, and we plan on doing it again. If you are interested:

 Contact Blair 0274 519561

Sibling Support Group

Sinead is in the process of setting up a Sibling support group we have just completed a survey https://wdsa.co.nz/2020/09/sibling-workshop-survey/. We are looking to run the first session either in December or February. For more information email sinead@wdsa.co.nz

Wellington Parent to Parent also run regular sibling workshops (SibShop) the last one was Sunday 1st November 2020. https://www.facebook.com/events/1229900554054687

Young Adults (Down Syndrome Social Club)

Previously known as Viva the Wellington Down Syndrome Social club has a fortnightly session every Friday for Young Adults. The sessions are generally in Wellington City, they do activities like go bowling, Karaoke, Laser strike but also run a camp each year. For more information email vivaclubwellington@gmail.com or see https://www.facebook.com/vivaclubwelly

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