Karsyn’s Karnival – May 31, 2014

February 2, 2014 by admin

We invite the entire Southern Maryland community to join us on May 31, 2014 for food, games, crafts, and other fun events to raise awareness about Down syndrome. The event will be held at Cove Point Park in Lusby, MD from 10am – 1:30pm. There will be a $2 admission fee per guest. Individuals with Down syndrome are free!

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, KS2 4DS, Inc. was able to donate over $2,000 from the 2013 Karnival:

1. A donation was made to establish a scholarship for one student with Down syndrome in the The Mason LIFE (Learning into Future Environments) Program at George Mason University. The Mason LIFE program is a four-year residential program for more than 50 students with intellectual disabilities. The students, who are between the ages of 18 and 23, complete a four year curriculum of study and experience life as college students.

2. A donation was made to the Stephen D. Mattingly II Memorial Fund (Stephen’s Fund). Stephen’s Fund was established in memory of Stephen D. Mattingly II, a loving child with Down syndrome who died in 1999 at the age of 9 after fighting a courageous battle against leukemia. Stephen’s Fund awards scholarships to students in St. Mary’s County who have actively participated in programs such as Best Buddies or Special Olympics during their years in high school.

3. KS2 4DS, Inc. will be securing the keynote speaker for the 2014 DOWN SYNDROME EDUCATION Conference which will be hosted by Fabulous with 47, a Down syndrome organization in St. Mary’s County. Down Syndrome Education Conferences provide information and practical advice to help parents and professionals provide effective education, therapy, care and support for children with Down syndrome. The comprehensive conference covers motor, cognitive, social, language, literacy and numeracy development.


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Recent Article About Karsyn’s Karnival

May 22, 2013 by admin

Below is a link to a recent article about Karsyn’s Karnival in the Southern Maryland News:

Read the article here: Carnival to raise Down syndrome awareness

Karsyn’s Karnival on Comcast News Makers

April 12, 2013 by admin

Karsyn’s Karnival Featured

June 20, 2012 by admin

Karsyn’s Karnival was the featured cover story in the June 14, 2012 issue of the Calvert Gazette. You can now download and read the full June 14, 2012 issue here:


**ALSO be sure to check out the new photos of the 2012 Karnival just added to the Gallery.

Building Karsyn’s Karnival 2012

May 24, 2012 by admin

Here’s a few recent photos of some of the new games we’re building that will debut at the 2012 Karnival!

‘Karnival’ offers education, good times…

May 23, 2011 by admin

An article from The Southern Maryland News website about last years event.