Random Acts of Kindness – March

Designer Genes is once again holding a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Campaign to honor World Down Syndrome Day – March 21st.  We’ve set a goal of 321 RAK’s shared on social media using the hashtag #WDSD2017, on our Designer Genes Facebook Group or by email at info@DesignerGenesND.com. Download RAK cards to print and use [...]

Upcoming Events

Here’s a quick list of upcoming Designer Genes events. For more information cal 701-391-7421 or email: info@designergenesnd.com. 2016 Dec. 9 | Holiday Open House – Designer Genes Offices Dec. 17 | Designer Genes Annual Meeting/Supper with Santa   2017 Jan. 3 | Designer Genes in the House with Bismarck Demons Basketball Jan. 22 | Designer [...]

Education Inclusion Innovation Grants Launched

In honor of National Inclusive Schools Week (Dec. 5 – 9, 2017), Designer Genes of North Dakota is introducing Education Inclusion Innovation Grants. These grants are to encourage school-based activities that create, enhance or promote inclusive strategies relating to academic and/or extra-curricular participation of students with disabilities. The grant is available to elementary and secondary [...]

Register Your Team

Team Up for Awareness – Register by Sept. 15, 2015 Teams are a great way to show your spirit at the Buddy Walk. Many of our families put a theme together to show their group’s support for an individual with Down syndrome. Examples of some of our teams at past Buddy Walks include: Ryker’s Rockers, [...]

2017 Buddy Walk

Join with others from your community in supporting Down syndrome awareness by taking part in Bismarck’s annual Designer Genes Buddy Walk on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the State Capitol in Bismarck. Registration and entertainment will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the approximately 1-mile walk kicking off at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is not necessary and [...]

Bikers for Bikers Event – Mar. 25th

Last year our buddies, Our Place Motorcycle Club, raised $3,800 to support the iCan Bike Program.  They’re back at it again this year and are hosting the Bikers for Bikers Fun Day on Saturday, March 25th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at HIT, Inc (2640 Sunset Dr., Mandan).  There will be food, a silent [...]

Raising Hope Event – March 4th

A SHOWING OF “WHERE HOPE GROWS” TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF RAISING HOPE WITH DESIGNER GENESFRIDAY  •  MARCH 4  •  2016 6:30 PM – DOORS OPEN     7 PM – WELCOME & SHOWING DAKOTA STAGE THEATER  •  BISMARCK #RAISINGHOPE2016 Download the Event Flyer RAISING HOPE FOR 25 YEARS Designer Genes has been raising hope and [...]

Annual Bowling Party – Jan. 31st

The Designer Genes Annual Family Bowling Party will be held on Sunday, January 31st at Midway Lanes Bowling Alley in Mandan.  Bowling will begin at 5:30 p.m. and supper will follow in the party rooms behind the arcade.  Families and friends are invited to join in the fun! Please RSVP by Jan. 27th to info@DesignerGenesND.com [...]

Transition Talk – Jan. 30th

Saturday,  January 30th – 9 a.m. – 12 noon    at HIT, Inc., 2640 Sunset Drive NW, Mandan   (Just south of new Mandan Middle School or north of Mandan Walmart).   Designer Genes, Pathfinder Services, and Dakota Center for Independent Living will be presenting a Secondary Transition Talk for both youth, ages 12 to [...]

All Access Dance for 3 to 8 Year Olds

Northern Plains Dance in collaboration with Designer Genes will be hosting a dance class that teaches basic movements and dance classroom expectations to enhance self-confidence, encourage cooperation and develop beginning appreciation of music and rhythm.  The class will begin in January and registration is open.  You can contact Northern Plains to register at 530-0986 and for more [...]