Saturday, December 19, 2015

Holiday light train party!

We had a magical night on an exclusive 321foundation Wilmington & Western Railroad holiday light train! Lots of lights, hot chocolate, cookies, festive attire, caroling, and a train full of great people! Thanks to all the families who came out during the coldest weather yet! More pics to come and we hope you can join us on the holiday train next year! 
Learn about all of our events at ❤️

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Please consider us on this Giving Tuesday

It's #givingtuesday and we'd love to get a donation from you! Please goto the below link to show your love and support and thanks for helping us make a difference in people's lives ❤️
To make a donation:
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page
3. Click on the make a donation button
4. Select donation amount from the drop down menu and follow the checkout instructions 

Thank you friends!!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

The IEP opportunity you've been waiting for!)

HUGE Opportunity! 2 experts will pick your IEP apart and give you 1-on-1 feedback on how to make it better! Limited availability
Friday 11/6 or Monday 11/9, Dover, DE $250 for the full review and 321foundation will cover 1/2 the fee! 
So that's $125 for a full IEP review - with comments from both experts and recommendations! 
Spots are limited, sign up today by sending an email to!!! 
Also be sure to register for the separate IEP seminar Saturday 11/7 at!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

321foundation hosted networking breakfast

321foundation hosted today's Family SHADE networking breakfast! We met amazing people from fantastic organizations in Delaware doing incredible things! 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Free 321 sweatshirt for #DSAM15

Head on over to Facebook and comment on this post for a chance at some free 321foundation sweatshirts!

FREE SWEATSHIRT!!! If we get 321 Happy DS Awareness month comments in this post then we will randomly select winners from those who commented!!! That's right so post your "Happy #DSAM15" comment below and extra creative comments may win the extra-credit prize!!!! #downsyndrome❤️

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

National Down Syndrome Awareness Month is Here!!!

Tomorrow is the first day of October and that means it's National #DownSyndrome Awareness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month! This one of our favorite times of year and we have fun events, prizes, and activities to help celebrate! #youknowwelovetocelebrate #NDSAM #NDEAM


Friday, September 25, 2015

Maximizing Your IEP and Education Experience 11/7 Dover, DE

IEP - scary letters right? Well they don't have to be!
Join 321foundation families and many others for a day of learning and inspiration at our:

2015 Maximizing Your IEP and Education Experience

Hosted by 321foundation and featuring international speaker Patti McVay with local insight from Parent Information Center (PIC)!
  • Learn how to be a better advocate for your student with an IEP!
  • Hear proven strategies from international speaker Patti McVay!
  • Bring your current IEP and gain practical insights!
  • Network with other parents from your area!
If you have a child with an IEP, then you don't want to miss this event!

What: Maximizing Your IEP and Education Experience
When: Saturday, November 7th 8:30AM-3:00PM
Where: Wilmington University, Dover Campus
Cost: $20 per person (includes light breakfast and lunch)

Click Here to Register
*student does not have to be present and childcare is not available

Get involved! Would you like to volunteer to help with this event? Contact us!
Are you interested in being a sponsor or tabling at this event? Contact us!

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Senators for a Cause 5K Run/Walk benefiting 321foundation

Senators for a Cause 5K Run/Walk!

What: Benefits the Hartly Elementary School Parent, Teachers & Friends (PTF) and the 321 Foundation
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 – Kiddie K starts at 9:50 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk starts at 10 a.m.
Where: Hartly Elementary School, 2617 Arthursville Road, Hartly, DE. Registration opens at 9 a.m. at the school.

Registration: $20 until Sept 26, $25 after and on event day. $15 for Kids 12 and under. FREE entry for $50 in donations. Make checks payable to Hartly PTF and mail to TriSports, 2772 Hazlettville Rd, Dover, DE 19904.
For questions, contact Bridget at 914-475-6721 - email or contact Ray at 302-674-3213 email
Register online at TriSportsEvents.Com.
Silent Hero: Can't make it to this event? Register as a Silent Hero. We greatly appreciate your support!

Awards: Run awards to overall male and female and masters winners and top 3 winners in 10-year age groups starting at 14 & under thru 70 & over. 5K walk awards to top 5 male & female finishers. All Kiddie K finishers will receive a ribbon.

Amenities: Quality "Senators in Sneakers 5K" TECH SHIRTS to all participants. Hartly Elementary School family fun day will include a carnival, a moon bounce, and child care for participants in the 5K.

Benefits: The 321foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower all individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and friends in the community through advocacy, education, and support. Also benefits the Hartly Elementary School Parents, Teachers & Friends (PTF).

This is a TriSports Events Chipped Timed Production

Hartly Elementary School
2617 Arthursville Road
Hartly, DE US 19953

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Join 321foundation for a Parade and Party in Dover this Saturday!

Who doesn't love a parade??? We want you to march with us in this Saturday's 25th Anniversary of the ADA Parade in Dover DE! Meet up with us at the Duncan Center in Dover before 10am and the parade starts at 11am!

Parade Details:
When you arrive, please park behind the Duncan Center (located next to the Massey Station). Please note that all vehicles MUST be moved promptly after the parade ends,(by 12:30pm) as there is a wedding at the Duncan Center.  For your convenience, there will be transportation provided from the parade end point back to the Duncan Center to pick up your vehicle. Ample parking should be available around Legislative Mall after the parade. There will be Police Officers in the Mall area to help direct you to parking locations.
The parade will begin in the area of the Duncan Center/Massey Station, head east on Lockerman Street, turn right on Federal Street, left on South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and end at the intersection of South MLK Jr. Blvd and Legislative Avenue. The entire route is approximately .7 miles long and will take about 30 minutes to complete.

Send any questions to or call/text Rick Kosmalski 302-668-6177

Thursday, July 9, 2015

2nd Annual 321foundation BBQ Picnic!

You won't want to miss this!

Please join us August 8th from 3-7pm for good food and even better friends! All are welcome!

Location: 416 Joshua Lane, Middletown, DE

Please bring your own beverages, chairs, blankets, sunscreen, and attire for a huge water slide inflatable.

Karaoke, soccer, volleyball, cornhole, ladder ball, and fun!

Please RSVP on Facebook or email by August 4. When you RSVP please comment the number of people that will be attending. 

Thank you!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

321 families along with many wonderful and supportive friends started this Independence Day weekend at the #InclusionMeansEveryone5K.  It was a great event and we were so happy to be a part of it!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Inclusion Means Everyone 5K! 7/4 Newark, DE

Join the 321foundation team and stop by our table at the 1st annual Inclusion Means Everyone 5k!

Parking will be available for trailers if your organization will be bringing a trailer - follow signs for trailer parking.

Saturday July 4th - Day of registration and packet pickup is from 8:00 am - 8:45 am at DE Tech Park in the Tent City.

Start time for race is 9:00 am. Wheelchairs and adaptive bicycles will start at front of race.

Any questions???? Contact Nic DeCaire, Fusion Fitness 302-388-2219 or Deb Buenaga, Preston's March For Energy 302-377-3923

Friday, May 15, 2015

Visit our table at the Buddy Walk 5/17

We are excited to share that 321foundation will have a table at this Sunday's Down Syndrome Association of Delaware Buddy Walk at the University of Delaware Stadium in Newark! Please stop by from 11am-3pm to meet some great people, learn more about what we can do for you, and spin the 321wheel for a chance to win some fantastic prizes!

Can't make it this Sunday? That's ok. Here's some other great 321foundation events coming soon!

321foundation 2nd Annual Car Wash - 5/31 1pm Middletown, DE, CleanPRO Detail Center - Middletown, 5221 Summit Bridge Rd.

What is DDDS and how to apply for it - 6/4 6pm Dover, DE, Dover Police Dept., 400 S. Queen St.

321foundation DFRC Blue-Gold Tailgate - 6/20 3pm Newark, DE, University of Delaware Football Stadium

Get more 321foundation updates at:

Thanks for your support and we look forward to catching up with you soon!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Delaware's ABLE Act bill passes in the Senate

We are so happy to share that "Kayla's Bill" unanimously passed in Delaware's Senate today! When the Governor signs the bill into law it will become ‪Delaware‬'s version of the ‪#‎ABLEAct‬. We want to thank Sen. Nicole Poore, Sen. Ernesto Lopez, and Sen. Bethany Hall-Long for seeing this through the Senate. Next stop is Governor Jack Markell's desk!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mom's that make or lives so special! We love you ♡ Share a pic from your Mother's Day and thanks for your love & support!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Delaware Senate ABLE Act vote 5/12

The ‪#‎Delaware‬ Senate vote on the HB 60 "Kayla's Bill" AKA Delaware's version of the ‪#‎ABLEact‬ will be next Tuesday 5/12 in Dover (time TBD but probably in the afternoon). We will share more as the date gets closer. After it's approved by the Senate, it will be signed into law by the Governor on a future date.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

321foundation Car Wash Sunday 5/31 at CleanPro Middletown!

It's a win-win! You get a clean car & support a great charity! $10 for cars & $20 for SUVs + unlimited tipping allowed! Car Wash, family fun, & 321foundation! Bring your dirty car(s) and we'll see you there!

HARLEY SERVICES will be providing food and drinks. ALL proceeds go to the 321foundation! 

Click the following link to direct you to 321's facebook page.

Note: This years charity car wash will be held at CleanPRO Detail Center - Middletown 5221 Summit Bridge Rd Middletown DE 19709.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

321foundation Moms Night 5/5 8:30pm Timothy's of Newark, DE

321foundation Moms Night!

Okay Ladies! 
It's time to step out of your comfort zone - LITERALLY! :-P
It's one week away!
Get those hubbies to watch the babies!
Grab your girlfriends and treat yourself to a night out! :)
It's time to go SALSA dancing !!!
Dance Lesson @ 8:30pm
Open Dancing @ 9pm
$8 cover
Wear comfy shoes (leather bottom preferred - no rubber soles)
Dress up! 
Dress down! 
Dress to DANCE the night away !!!
Don't know how to dance?
NO problem!
Dance Lesson @ 830pm! :)
Invite your friends to join the fun!
Oh yes it's Ladies Night, and the feelin's right - oh yes it's Ladies Night - Oh WHAT a night !!! (la, La, LA!)
See you on the Dance Floor !!! :D

5/5/2015 8:30PM
Timothy's of Newark
100 Creek View Rd, Newark, DE 19711

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Delaware's ABLE Act advances to Senate committee

Tomorrow's a big day for ‪#‎Delaware‬ residents with disabilities! Delaware's version of the ABLE Act - HB 60 (AKA Kayla's Bill) goes before a State Senate committee where they will decide to take it to the floor for a vote. 
If you'd like to attend tomorrow's hearing in person with other of 321foundation families please join us in Dover at Legislative Hall at 2PM. Get there early, and bring your ID to get in the building.
The bill was passed unanimously in Delaware's House last March and after the Senate committee agrees to move forward with the bill tomorrow then a Senate vote would be in the near future. After it passes in the Senate, the Governor would then sign it into law.
We will keep you updated with details as they happen. ♡
Here's a link to the bill:

Saturday, April 11, 2015

4/13 U. of D. and Wilm. U. Soccer Game with 321foundation

☆☆☆ Time change - get there at 6pm and game starts at 7pm ☆☆☆

321foundation family and friends will be recognized Monday 4/13 at the University of Delaware Men's Soccer versus Wilmington University Men's Soccer game.
All are welcome! Come walk on the field before the game starts under the lights at the University of Delaware Soccer stadium (next to the football stadium).

*** Be there at 6pm to participate in the pregame onfield recognition (game starts at 6pm).

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Speech Therapy Can Be Fun! (4/19 seminar)

Learn fun and creative ways to work (actually play) with your kids to make speech therapy fun for you and your child. Learn from a professional, get your questions answered, share with others!

Sunday 4/19 11AM, BCP Smyrna

Adults only please.

☆☆☆ Please RSVP via the Facebook event page or email to ☆☆☆

Covering: speech, feeding, & oral motor therapy

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Kayla's Bill - passing Delaware's ABLE Act

This is video from the House passage of "Kayla's Bill" which will be Delaware's version of the ‪#‎ABLEAct‬ formerly HB 60. This amazing experience is still sinking in with our family and we are so happy to share this moment with so many other wonderful families, friends, and advocates.‪#‎happytears‬ 
Key points in the video:
2:00 - showing amendment to change the name to "Kayla's Bill"
2:13 - Rep. Melanie George Smith introduction of the amendment
3:30 - Members all in favor to vote for the bill
4:23 - Rep. Trey Paradee provides overview of the bill
7:50 - Rep. Quinn Johnson provides commentary and personal story
9:09 - Rep. Earl Jaques provides commentary - we made a difference
10:00 - roll call resulting in 41-0 vote to pass ‪#‎KaylasBill‬
11:38 - Princess Kayla wraps the gavel confirming passage of the bill
12:10 - Rep. Melanie George Smith acknowledges other families present and professionals who helped make this happen

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Delaware HB 60 renamed as "Kayla's Bill"

BREAKING NEWS: One of our very own founding families received some much deserved recognition from Delaware Legislators this afternoon. Representative Melanie George Smith renamed House Bill 60 as, "Kayla's Bill", after her family showed intense dedication and tireless advocacy for the ABLE Act. Thank you Rep. Melanie George Smith
Rep. Trey Paradee, Rep. Valerie Longhurst, and Rep.Quinn Johnson!
Oh, and Kayla's Bill was voted unanimously out of the House! Next stop...Senate!!

Congratulations Kayla!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

I spy with my little eye....321foundation out in the community!!

I spy with my little eye....321foundation out in the community!! Thanks for your love & support! Stay tuned for info about our upcoming Parent Meeting/Education Day!

The photo booth was a big hit at ‪#‎321celebrate‬!

The photo booth was a big hit at ‪#‎321celebrate‬ and we will be sharing more fantastic pics like these soon! Thanks to The Wilmington Photo Booth Company for doing such a great job! ♡

Thursday, March 26, 2015

MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT | March 21 World Down Syndrome Day | #MoreAlik...

Loving seeing a familiar face in this ‪#‎morealikethandifferent‬ video!

321foundation award recipients!

A major addition to this year's ‪#‎321celebrate‬ ‪#‎WDSD15‬event were our award recipients. Each were nominated by others who recognized them for making a difference in the lives of people with ‪#‎DownSyndrome‬. Please take a moment to congratulate these fantastic people, organizations, and businesses!

2015 321foundation Award Recipients:
Advocate of the Year - Rick Kosmalski
Advocate of the Year - Shawn Rohe
Buddy of the Year - Alexis Merritt
Buddy of the Year - Maura Jegerski
Champion of the Year - The Renzi Family & BCP Smyrna
Coach of the Year - Melanie Blanco
Doctor of the Year - Dr. Tim
Entertainer of the Year - Sara Ann Garrison aka Sara Ann Band
Hero of the Year - AnnaRose Rubright
Inspiration Award - Sec. Rita Landgraf, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)
Instructor of the Year - Emilie Brown
National Organization of the Year - National Down Syndrome Society
Occupational Therapist of the Year - Courtney Girafalco
Paraprofessional of the Year - Marlene Ragghianti
Paraprofessional of the Year - Tammy Morris
Physical Therapist of the Year - Tracy Stoner
Self Advocate of the Year - Jon Stocklosa
Self Advocate of the Year - Jordan Taylor
Speech Therapist of the Year - Cindy Collins
Speech Therapist of the Year - Sarah Kennedy Walker
Supporter of the Year - CleanPRO Detail Center
Supporter of the Year - D&T Heating and Cooling Inc.
Supporter of the Year - The Massage Center of Delaware
Teacher of the Year - Debbie Orlando Torbert
Teacher of the Year - Katalin Morrrell
Teacher of the Year - Rachel Ross
Volunteer of the Year - Wilmington University Men's Soccer Team
Warrior of the Year - Franki Olivere
Warrior of the Year - Victoria Marsh

See the award presentation from our 321celebrate World Down Syndrome Day event at the below link!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Delaware's ABLE Act bill passes committer

The good news continues for people with disabilities in Delaware as the state's ‪#‎ABLEAct‬ bill (HB 60) passed committee today. The vote is next!!! ♡
321foundation families were present for both Disability Day at Legislative Hall and the Finance Committee hearing where Amy Kosmalski spoke on the House floor about how the ABLE Act will improve people's lives. Her daughter, Kayla, asked for the vote and delcared it released from committee!