Enhancement Classes

Enhancement classes focus on enhancing knowledge throughout every age and stage of life. Our goal is for participants to use the skills learned from these courses to excel in the classroom, workforce, at home or in various social settings.

Below are the Enhancement Classes available for Fall 2022. New social opportunities are offered each quarter.

  • Winter (Jan, Feb, Mar - registration opens Dec 1)
  • Spring (Apr, May, June - registration opens Mar 1)
  • Summer (July, Aug, Sept - registration opens June 1)
  • Fall (Oct, Nov, Dec - registration opens Sept 1)
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Fall 2022 Enhancement Classes

DSAGC & Thomas Center: Tiny Talkers

Ages: 0 - 3 (Parent/Child)
Date: Tuesday, October 11
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: $5
Instructor: Jennifer Bekins, MS, CCC-SLP; Speech-Language Pathologist, Thomas Center for Down Syndrome, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Description: Tiny Talkers is an interactive presentation about early speech and language skills for children who do not consistently use single words to communicate. Hands-on activities will feature ways to encourage gestures, sounds, and words during play.
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DSAGC & Thomas Center: Mini Movers

Ages: 0 - 3 (Parent/Child)
Date: Thursday, October 20
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: $5
Instructor: Sarah Fox, DPT, Physical Therapist, Thomas center for Down Syndrome, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Description: Mini Movers will be a positive place for discussion regarding early movements, plateaus vs skills regression, and the importance of positioning.  We will walk through the progression of infant skills and activities for strength and coordination.  We will also discuss reliable resources.
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DSAGC & Thomas Center: Fantastic Feeders

Ages: 0 - 3 (Parent/Child)
Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: $5
Instructor: Krystin Turner, OTR/L, DHS, SCEFS; Occupational Therapist, Thomas Center for Down Syndrome, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Description: This workshop provides an overview of early feeding skills for children transitioning to solid foods and cup drinking. Hands-on activities and discussion of pre-feeding skills, mealtime positioning, and influence of oral-motor skills on texture acceptance.
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Listen and Create

Ages: 4 - 12
Date: Sunday, September 18 & Sunday, November 6
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: Join Special Education Teacher, Kayla Speight, for an afternoon filled with learning! Participants will work on… 1) listening skills while Ms. Kayla reads a book 2) fine motor skills while making a craft 3) social skills while meeting new friends.
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Staying Safe Online

Ages: ages 10 – 17 & ages 18 & up
Date: Wednesday, September 14
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm (ages 10 – 17) & 7:30 – 8:30 pm (ages 18 & up)
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Ave., Suite B, Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: Free
Description: There are a lot of ways to stay connected online, so ensuring teens and adults stay safe on all internet platforms is extremely important. Krissy will discuss ways to ensure internet privacy, how to communicate effectively online, how to address cyberbullying, and how to model appropriate behavior on social media. Parents are welcome to attend, but not required.
Instructor: Krissy Vinson, DSAGC Communication Coordinator
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Baking at Tablespoon 

Ages: 18 & up
Date: Tuesday, October 4
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Tablespoon Cooking Co., 1719 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45220
Cost: $10
Description: Join Chef Jordan & Chef Daniel at Tablespoon Cooking Co. for this fun fall baking class where we'll be working on activities of daily living such as measuring, stirring, and other cooking skills.  Our fine motor skills, those involving small muscles of the hands and fingers, will be enhanced while baking up a tasty treat! All ingredients will be provided by Tablespoon Cooking Co.
**REGISTRATION WILL BE A LOTTERY DRAW**
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Lunch and Learn: Aunts and Uncles

Ages: 35 & up
Date: Monday, October 3
Time: 11:30 – 1:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Avenue Suite B Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: Please join us for a Lunch and Learn. Participants will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with their friends while enjoying pizza and engaging in conversations about being Aunts and Uncles! We encourage attendees to bring photos and special stories about their little nieces and nephews. We will discuss creative ways to be an involved Aunt or Uncle.
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