As the mother of a child with Down Syndrome, Family SEEDS coordinator Cindy Huston said she was immediately connected with resources and support for her family when her son Matthew was born. However, she said there are other families in and around Owensboro who have children with specific disabilities that may not have a delegated support group. This led to the development of the Wendell Foster family support group Family SEEDS, created to support encourage and embrace disabilities.
On March 15, Wendell Foster will be hosting the first Family SEEDS event of the year from 6-8 p.m. This year’s Rock Your Socks Off dance was created as a way to bring these families together in a joyful atmosphere.
“One thing about wearing your crazy socks is to show everyone is different,” Huston said. “It signifies that we’re all different and it’s a way to celebrate the differences in all of us.”
Huston anticipates a great turnout for the dance as it is an opportunity for families to network with one another.
“There are so many different types of families out there and some of those families fell through the cracks,” Huston said. “This dance is a way for families to get together, connect and be in a safe accepting environment and get to know each other. This is the first event this year to celebrate Developmental Disabilities Month.”
Family SEEDS and the Rock Your Socks Off dance are open to individuals with disabilities and their families. DJ Prof G will be supplying music for the dance and food and drinks will be provided. Those interested in attending can RSVP by emailing Cindy Huston at Chuston@wendellfoster.org with how many people attending.