Book Club

Book club meets online the second Tuesday of each month: Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 12, and Apr 9.   We’ll read short stories from New Love, Spilt Milk and Potbellied Pigs as a PDF summary in a large font, and we take turns reading. After reading the story we play Kahoot, Hangman and complete a crossword puzzle.
2023 Challenges

Hello DSANV Readers,

I hope everyone is enjoying Spring!!! Speaking about enjoying Spring, the April Challenge is all about enjoying Spring!

Here is the April Challenge:

Please email your April Challenge by April 30  to

The March Challenge is listed below. There is still time to register for the Advocacy Meeting on April 4, this is why the date for the March Challenge got extended. Here is the link to sign up.

The meeting features Charotte Woodward and David and Kathleen Egan.

Here is the link to sign up for the Spring Sprint 5K and Fun Run.

Here is the link to sign up for the Spring Picnic.



We have created a list of 21 things to do for WDSD. Below is the list. For the DSANV March Book Challenge, you have to do at least  three things on the list. The March Challenge is due by April 5. Please email a list and pictures of three things you did from the 21 Things to do for World Syndrome Day list.My email You can submmit yur March Challenge up unitl  April 1.

The February Challenge was creating a coloring page for the WDSD Coloring Book, which was done by Charlotte, Sofia, Eric and Melissa

The March Challenge was doing three things from the WDSD list, see below. This challenge was completed by Melissa and Christopher.

As of January, 2024 all accumulated book club points went back to zero. All activities, which include online sessions like the monthly book club and Share The Love Discussion ( new date, February 13, click here to register) are worth two points, monthly challenges are worth 5 points. 

Anyone who who gets over 10 points for the first time will receive a DSANV Book Bag, plus a $10 gift card. Anyone, who enters a new “decade” will get a $10 Amazon gift card via email.

DSANV recommends that everybody read the inspirational auto biography, More Alike Than Different. David is a long time DSANV member and serves as a Board Member. Follow this link to buy the book on Amazon. The National Down Syndrome Society, NDSS recommends that every member of Congress read David’s book.

Click here to watch a recording of an online webinar that David and his mother Kathleen conducted in July, 2020

Here is a recent interview with David  on CBS News.

Sign up for an online conversation with David on September 22 at 7:00 pm

Reading Lists

He has LOVED Gary Paulsen historical fiction books. These are so well written I often find myself reading ahead a chapter.” -Gary Steele

I forgot to mention musicals and script reading, from Annie to Hamilton to Wicked.  There are books, films, shows, audio books, online scripts, CDs, and more!!!!” – Tia Marsili

My daughter Ellie is 16, We are expanding our movies and book combo into the super hero marvel universe and the star wars world as well.  We are using the stage 1-3 readers.” – Dianne


Books Suggestions by Age

Other Related Resources

TTAC Online: The Technical Assistance Center.  A community sharing resources to educate students with disabilities. Summer Literacy Supports

Printable Monthly Reading Challenges and Point Tracker

Click here to access a printable version of the list of the Monthly Reading Challenges.

Click here to access the DSANV Reading Challenge Point Tracker