Community Groups

Community Groups Coordinator, Amy Iten

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The vision of the ‘Community Groups’ is to provide support, connections, information, and be a resource to families while creating a warm, welcoming, empathetic environment. A Community Group is designed to create opportunities for families that have children with Down syndrome to network and share common interests, concerns, challenges, and information. 

They do this through community events, informational meetings, and Facebook webpages.  Community Groups are categorized based upon “Area Specific” (i.e. Westside or Eastside) or “Special Interest” (i.e. African American or D.A.D.S.).  Each Community Group is considered an extension of the DSAGC, but autonomy and decision making authority is given to the groups so they can effectively meet their unique purpose and goals for serving families and individuals in their community. 

Benefits to Joining a Community Group

Area-Specific Groups

Butler/Warren Families
Serving families in Butler and Warren counties
BACH Families
Serving families in Brown, Adams, Clinton, Highland and surrounding counties
Eastside Families
Serving families in the Cincinnati Eastside area and downtown Cincinnati
NKY Families
Serving families in Northern Kentucky
Westside Families
Serving families in the Cincinnati Westside area and downtown Cincinnati

Special Interest Groups

African American Family Network (AAFN)
Serving families by providing information, support and networking
Discussion and networking on the aspects of being the father of a child with Down syndrome
Hispanic Family Group
Social and educational opportunities for Spanish-speaking families
*please contact Marina at 513.490.2834
DSAGC Teen Club
Serving teens ages 13—18 through social opportunities and networking
Get connected with other grandparents and share great stories about your grandchildren

Don't see a special interest group that you're looking for? Ask us and we'll do our best to connect you with other families with a similar interest.  


Birth Year Groups • 2011 - 2021

Serves families with children born the same year as your little one!

DS/ASD Support Group

In an effort to support families with loved ones who have or who suspect to have a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (ASD), the DSAGC is offering a newly formed support group for parents and caregivers. The goal of this group is to connect families to help support one another by talking through challenges and successes while guided by a qualified group facilitator. Participants will benefit from the facilitator’s knowledge of strategies to help in extra stressful situations. They will be able to encourage each other as caregivers and can share and learn firsthand about resources to help in the many stages of this journey.
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