Programs

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati is excited to offer programming for all ages and skill levels in our NEW Hatton Foundation Community Room!

EMPOWERMENT CLASSES
 

SIGN LANGUAGE • ages 6 mo - 14 years
Saturdays | Jan 17th - Feb 21st
​9:30 - 10:30 AM - AGES 6 mo - 5 years 
11:00 - 12:00 PM - AGES 6 years - 14 years  

​DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212
**one-time fee of $20 (pay at first class)

This class will teach your child various ways to communicate through signing.  Beth Maltry from the Hearing Speech and Deaf Center will work with you and your child on various "signs" to use at home.  For example, signing the word "water" or "milk" to communicate the request for a drink.  Beth uses finger play, books and songs to make learning fun! All members of the family are welcome to attend.


REGISTRATION FULL FOR SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES


DRAMAKINETICS • ages 3 - 10 years

Mondays| Feb 9th - Mar 16th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212

**one-time fee of $20 (pay at first class)

Dramakinetics uses drama, dance and music to allow your body, voice, and imagination to express yourself creatively.  Your child will learn ways to be more confident, enhance friendships, and learn new information and skills. Dramakinetics makes magic happen through the arts by always keeping the “fun” in function, and joy in learning​.  One sibling is welcome to attend.
*By registering, you will be entered into a lottery draw.  We will contact you with further details.

REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR DRAMAKINETICS CLASSES

 

KITCHEN SKILLS • ages 18 & up
(CLASS FULL - accepting names for waiting list)

Thursdays | Feb 5th - Feb 26th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212

**one-time fee of $20 (pay at first class)

By participating in this 4-week course, you will gain hands-on experience in the kitchen!  Learn how to use tools and appliances to prepare meals for the whole family!  You will also hear from a nutritionist and get tips on choosing healthy meals, snacks and desserts!

REGISTRATION CLOSED FOR KITCHEN SKILLS

 

BUDDY UP TENNIS • ages 5 & up
Saturdays | Jan 10 & 24, Feb 14 & 28, Mar 14 & 28
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Club at Harper's Point

Buddy Up Tennis is a high-energy adaptive tennis and fitness program for individuals with Down syndrome.  Our athletes participate in a 90-minute clinic, including 60 minutes of professional tennis instruction and 30 minutes of conditioning.  BUDDY volunteers are partnered with athletes to maximize this experience.  Sessions are held two Saturdays a month at The Club at Harper's Point.

contact buddy up tennis for more info


SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES 


WINTER DANCE • ages 15 & up
Saturday, February 7th 
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Newport Syndicate | Newport, KY

Whether you’re looking for an outing with your Social Club, a date night with your spouse or a night out with friends, the Winter Dance is nothing but a celebration! The evening includes a buffet dinner, drinks, and live music to keep you grooving on the dance floor.

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GLAMOR DAY • ladies, ages 15 & up
Saturday, February 7th 
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212

Come get GLAM with your friends before the Winter Dance!  We’ll provide snacks and drinks while you get dolled up for the big night!  There will be ladies available to help with your make-up, hair and nails!

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"PRODUCE" REEL ABILITIES • ages 15 & up
Monday, March 2nd | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Great American Ballpark, Champion's Club

The Cincinnati Reel Abilities Film Festival  presents the movie, PRODUCE.  A film about Calvin, a professional baseball player sent to an early retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate is struggling with the curveball life has thrown him. His life is awakened and invigorated by the most unlikely person – a kid with Down syndrome named Produce that works at the local grocery store.

Join us for dinner and the movie at Great American Ballpark!  You’ll get to meet the actor and producers  of the film as well as Cincinnati’s very own, TED KREMER!  Be sure to purchase tickets soon - they will sell out.

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SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PARADE • all ages
Saturday, March 14th
NOON | Downtown Cincinnati

Come out and celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome as we participate in the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Cincinnati!  Walk with the DSAGC and help raise awareness for people with Down syndrome in the Greater Cincinnati area!

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WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY PIZZA PARTY • ages 15 & up
Thursday, March 19th
6:00 - 8:00 pm
DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212

Teens and adults—let’s celebrate World Down Syndrome Day together!  Pizza and drinks will be provided. Parents are welcome to attend, but please let us know if you plan on having dinner with us.

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Coming Up...

APRIL - JUNE

  • Physical Therapy
  • Cheerleading
  • Melodic Connections
  • Independent Living Retreat
  • Dance Classes
  • Jump Zone
  • Movie Night

JULY - AUGUST

  • Music Therapy
  • Group Story Time
  • Speech Therapy
  • iCan Bike Camp
  • SUMMER TUTORING
  • Employment Series
  • Night Out at a Baseball Game
  • SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER

  • Family Resource Conference
  • Dramakinetics
  • Harvest Party
  • Dance Classes
  • Art Classes 
  • Halloween & Holiday Parties