At WDSA we love a good get together. Below are a list of different social groups running in the greater Wellington Region:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or see https://www.facebook.com/vivaclubwelly