Empowerment Classes

Empowerment classes are offered to individuals with Down syndrome of all ages and abilities. These classes include sign language, kitchen skills, physical therapy, cheerleading and more! The purpose of our Empowerment Classes is to truly empower participants by learning a new skill or partaking in a new activity. Classes typically meet weekly over a six week period. We offer new classes each quarter, so be sure to keep an eye out for the ones that interest you or your loved one. There is a $20 fee per 6 week session and registration is required.


(ages 7 - 18) or up to age 22 if still in school
Practices will be held in Oct/Nov...exact time and date TBD

Coached by Debbie Schroeder (former Ben-Gal), Joanie Elfers (DSAGC Coordinator) and Dianna Rafferty Coley (former cheerleader)

Healthy Relationships

(ages 18 - 30)
Tuesdays • October 2 - October 30
6:30 PM - 8 PM
DSAGC Office, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212

Presented by Amanda Tipkemper, Children's Home of Cincinnati and TJ Nestheide, Hamilton County DDS


(ages 6 - 12)
Wednesdays • October 3 - November 28 *no class 10/31 & 11/21
6:15 PM - 7 PM
Powell Crosley YMCA, 9601 Winton Road Cincinnati, OH 45231

Instructed by Kristin Gallo, YMCA

Keys for Little Ones

Saturdays • October 13 - November 10
9 - 9:45 AM (ages 0 - 2) & 10 - 10:45 AM (ages 3 - 5)
DSAGC Office, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212

Instructed by Keys for Success

Baking Skills

(ages 18 & up)
Wednesdays • November 7, 14 & 28 *no class on 11/21
6:30 – 8 PM
DSAGC Office, Hatton Foundation Community Room

Instructed by Cindy Montoya, Pampered Chef


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