Children Programs

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The third Monday of this month babies and toddlers, aged 0-3, are invited to come sing, dance, read, and sign! Babies and caregivers will learn how to use sign language to increase communication and early literacy skills. A “Special Edition” Story time will be presented at 9:30 am for babies and toddlers with disabilities and their caregivers followed by a story time at 10:30 am for all caregivers and babies.  Space is limited to 15 families for each program.

The program will take place in "The Commons" - on the 3rd floor of the library.

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The first Monday of each month babies and toddlers, aged 0-3, are invited to come sing, dance, read, and sign! Babies and caregivers will learn how to use sign language to increase communication and early literacy skills. A “Special Edition” Story time will be presented at 9:30 am for babies and toddlers with disabilities and their caregivers followed by a story time at 10:30 am for all caregivers and babies.  Space is limited to 15 families for each program.

The program will take place in "The Commons" - on the 3rd floor of the library.

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The first  and third Mondays of each month babies and toddlers, aged 0-3, are invited to come sing, dance, read, and sign! Babies and caregivers will learn how to use sign language to increase communication and early literacy skills. A “Special Edition” Story time will be presented at 9:30 am for babies and toddlers with disabilities and their caregivers followed by a story time at 10:30 am for all caregivers and babies.  Space is limited to 15 families for each program.

The program will take place in "The Commons" - on the 3rd floor of the library.

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Please join us to celebrate the Abilities and Accomplishments of people who have Down syndrome. Join us at AT&T Field for the 14th annual
CDS Buddy Walk. Let's make this the largest year yet! In 2013, we had 1485 walkers.

Schedule of Events:
9:00 am    Gates Open for registration and pick up of t-shirts
10:00 am  Pre-Walk Awards and Announcements, Trousdale Chorus
10:30 am  Rachel Coleman and Signing Times
11:05 pm  CDSS Buddy Walk begins

After the walk, please stay for an afternoon of fellowship and fun with your family and friends, meet and greet with Rachel and have your picture made! After you return to AT&T Field from the walk we will have a complimentary pizza lunch, awards presentation for fundraising and top teams, 3 bounce houses, batting cages, face painting, appearances from Looie and Snoopy, scheduled team pictures, resource tables, a silent auction, cotton candy, popcorn, and a DJ and dance area!

Bring your friends and family to the walk and organize a team to advocate on behalf of all people with Down syndrome.

Ask your friends, neighbors and family to sponsor you with pledges towards your walk to support our organization. The top three fundraising individuals or teams will receive top honors and be recognized at the 2014 CDSS Buddy Walk, receive a prize and be featured on our website!

More information with be mailed to you soon! Please make sure you are on our mailing list with your e-mail and mailing address. Registration forms and pledge sheets will be available on our website as well as a link to purchase your official 2014 CDSS Buddy Walk.

*Individual tickets including an official 2014 CDSS Buddy Walk T-shirt:
*Individual Tickets $15.00
*All person with Down syndrome are admitted FREE with FREE t-shirt (but must register with a paid adult)
*T-shirts available in sizes Child XS - Adult 4X

Go to http://www.chattanoogadownsyndrome.org/#!buddy-walk/c1y3h to register!

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No charge for this event. SIGNSATIONAL is being hosted by the Heritage High School ASL Club.  It will have deaf and (mostly) hearing students doing ABC Stories, ASL Poems, Deaf Skits, Handshape Stories, and some songs in ASL.

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Trunk-or-Treat is open to ALL CHILDREN in costume!

Please note:  Parents must accompany their kiddos as they enjoy this fun, completely language-accessible community event. Hearing children will be shown how to sign Halloween vocabulary.

Adults are invited to bring their vehicles--decorated with fun and cool Halloween decorations--and hand out candy to our Trunk-or-Treaters! It's even more fun if you're in costume, too!

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Tellers-in-Residence Series:

A 45-minute special Children's performance.

Peter will also give a 1-hour performance at 2 PM, for adults.

Peter Cook is an internationally renowned deaf performing artist whose work incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, and movement. Cook has presented his work both nationally and internationally, including at the Kennedy Center, the National Book Festival and in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Japan. He has also appeared on PBS and traveled extensively as part of the Flying Words Project to promote ASL literature.

Cook teaches at Columbia College where he received an Excellence in Teaching award. He calls Chicago home, where his favorite audience is still his son.

“Cook incorporates…the most elastic facial maneuvers this side of Robin Williams.” – LA Weekly

Ticket Information:

Adults:  $12
Senior Citizens (65 yrs +):  $11

Children's Program on Saturday:  $5/person

To Purchase Tickets Call:  (423) 913-1276

An interpreter will be provided for hearing audience members.

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What will happen:  
We will eat pizza for lunch at 12:00. Activities range from the playground, taking a ride on their bikes, playing ball in the field, or taking a stroll around the Riverpark. 

Who is invited:
Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, their families, the professionals who serve them, and Deaf or Hard of Hearing adults/mentors.

Food is provided: 
Pizza and Little Debbies will be provided. If you would like to volunteer to bring a pack of drinks, juices, or waters, please let Brandi Groce know when you RSVP.

Please help get the word out to any parents of Deaf and HOH children you may know and encourage them to come and meet other children and their parents. We are a great group of parents and professionals who enjoy one another, learn from one another, and support one another without bias! Contact Brandi Groce with any questions. We really look forward to this summer event, and I hope to see you there!

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Jump Up and Join the Fun with Tennessee Hands & Voices at Leaping Lizards!

Who is Invited?  Families of deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing children, deaf adults, and the professionals who serve them.

What will happen?  We will be bouncing on the inflatables, socializing, and having fun!

Location Note:  Behind East Tennessee Cheer and Gymnastics

Price:  $8 per child

To RSVP or if you have any questions, please contact Susan Hiscutt or Kodi Ogle (contact info above)

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Happy Holidays!!     

Come with your family, share lunch, and spread good cheer!

5 Holiday Cookie Tins filled with homemade cookies to the first five families to arrive at Cici’s.

Questions or want more information?