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Enrichment Classes

Enrichment Classes focus on increasing knowledge about a particular topic or enhancing a specific skill. These classes are different from our Empowerment Series because there is only one class to attend rather than a "series" of classes. Registration is required. Most of our enrichment classes are free or charge a very small registration fee.

Below are the Enrichment Classes available for Summer 2024. New classes are offered each quarter.

Summer 2024 Enrichment Classes

Our Five Senses

Ages: 0 - 5
Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Ave., Suite B, Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: Free
Description: The Cincinnati Museum Center is joining us to explore our five senses! It takes a nose to know – or maybe hands, ears, eyes, or a tongue! Learn about the magic of your senses through fun, hands-on activities, and interact with a live animal.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes September 4
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Play with the Pros (at the park)

Ages: 0 - 17 (siblings welcome)
Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 10 - 11:30 am
Location: West Fork Park - 4764 W Fork Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247
Cost: Free
Description: This month we are taking Play with the Pros outside and will focus on ways to incorporate your therapy goals into your playtime at the playground!

“Play with the Pros”, is a non-directive approach to provide parents with therapeutic information. Parents and child(ren) are free to play in their own way like any playgroup. At “Play with the Pros”, a trained therapist will observe and help you with any OT/PT concerns you may have at your request.  By observation and with input from you, the therapists can give you ideas for next steps to aid in enhancing your child’s fine/gross motor skills.  
Registration Opens March 1 | Registration Closes June 29
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Play with the Pros - Growing through Gross Motor

Ages: 0 - 7
Date: Wednesday, August 7
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Ave., Suite B, Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: Free
Description: We will be working with the Physical Therapists from ABC Pediatrics for a morning of fun focused on gross motor development. This playgroup will be an educational opportunity for parents as well as hands on learning for the kids. Siblings are welcome and encouraged to join, too!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes August 5
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Play with the Pros - Zip Button Snap!

Ages: 0 - 7
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: ABC Pediatrics in West Chester, 7591 Tylers Pl Blvd, West Chester Township, OH 45069
Cost: Free
Description: Fall is approaching - which means coats, pants, hats and gloves will be on their way into the closet. We will be working with therapists from ABC Pediatrics on fine motors skills - specifically focusing on zips, buttons and snaps as we head towards colder weather.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes September 9
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Respite and Resources

Ages: 3 - 22
Date: Tuesday, July 23
Time: 10 am – 2 pm (one hour time slots)
Location: Liberty Park, Diamond Drive, Hillsboro, Ohio
Cost:  Free
Description: Register for a one-hour time slot to meet with our School Age Coordinator, Joanie, to discuss any questions or concerns - maybe you have IEP questions…or you want to learn more about DSAGC programs…or you want to discuss your child transitioning from high school into adulthood. No matter the question or concern, we can help you navigate a solution!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 19
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Employment Soft Skills Training

Ages: 14 and up
Dates: Saturday, June 22 and Saturday, July 6
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am (geared towards those new to work or who have worked under 5 years)
12:30 – 1:30 pm (geared towards those who have worked more than 5 years)
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center - 4623 Wesley Ave Suite B, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Description: Refresh your communication and teamwork skills to be successful at work!  We will learn and practice through a variety of activities. 
Registration Opens March 1 | Registration Closes June 15
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Adaptive Cooking - June

Ages: 25 and up
Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Location: Boltz to Nutz Farm - 10718 Schlottman Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
Cost: $5
Description: Join us at Boltz to Nutz Farm for a fun adaptive cooking class where we'll be working on measuring, stirring, and other cooking skills. Our fine motor skills will be enhanced while creating a tasty meal.
Registration Opens March 1 | Registration Closes June 15
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Adaptive Cooking - July

Ages: 25 and up
Date: Saturday July 20
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Boltz to Nutz Farm - 10718 Schlottman Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
Cost: $5
Description: Join us at Boltz to Nutz Farm for a fun adaptive cooking class where we'll be working on measuring, stirring, and other cooking skills. Our fine motor skills will be enhanced while creating a tasty meal.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 15
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Adaptive Cooking – August

Ages: 25 and up
Date: Saturday August 24
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Boltz to Nutz Farm - 10718 Schlottman Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
Cost: $5
Description: Join us at Boltz to Nutz Farm for a fun adaptive cooking class where we'll be working on measuring, stirring, and other cooking skills. Our fine motor skills will be enhanced while creating a tasty meal.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes August 19
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Media Production Club - June

Ages: 18 and up
Date: Sunday, June 16
Time: 3 – 4:30 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center – 4623 Wesley Ave Suite B, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Media Production Club allows adults with Down syndrome the opportunity to experience all aspects of media production including content creation, editing, branding, set design, and writing. In June, we will be using our podcast studio to interview each other about our dads, grandpas, uncles, or special people we celebrate on Father’s Day!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes June 14
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Media Production Club – August

Ages: 18 and up
Date: Sunday, August 25
Time: 3 – 4:30 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center – 4623 Wesley Ave Suite B, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Media Production Club allows adults with Down syndrome the opportunity to experience all aspects of media production including content creation, editing, branding, set design, and writing. In August, we will work together to create promotional videos for #BuddyWalkCincy!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes August 21
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Adaptive Cross Fit

Ages: 18 and up
Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 6:15 - 7:30 pm
Location: CrossFit Cincinnati - 8980 Blue Ash Road Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Cost: $15
Description: Join us for an adaptive CrossFit class led by fitness instructor, Lauren Krebs! CrossFit Cincinnati has partnered with Bridge Adaptive a local nonprofit in Cincinnati to provide a fun and encouraging environment.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes August 26
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Kindness Crew

Ages: 18 and up
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Location: Meals on Wheels – 2091 Radcliff Drive Cincinnati, Ohio 45204
Cost: Free
Description: Our Kindness Crew is a way to connect and give back to the community! At this outing, we will be packing dog food for senior citizen pets. Closed toe shoes required.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes September 9
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Drumming for Wellness

Ages: 35 and up
Date: Tuesday, July 23
Time: 11 am – 12 pm (morning session) OR 6 pm – 7 pm (evening session)
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center – 4623 Wesley Ave Suite B, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Drumming offers a blend of physical, mental, and emotional benefits – improved blood circulation, boosts mood & immunity, reduces inflammation, better cognitive function, relieves stress & anxiety, reduces pain, provides social connection, may improve cognitive function in people with dementia, and it is fun!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 18
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Virtual Baking – July

Ages: all ages
Date: Tuesday, July 9
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join Chef Jordan & Chef Daniel in this fun virtual baking class where we'll be working on skills such as measuring, stirring, and cooking. Our fine motor skills, those involving small muscles of the hands and fingers, will be enhanced while baking up a tasty treat! A bonus of these virtual classes is that you will be practicing cooking in your own kitchen with your own appliances and utensils!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 5
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Virtual Baking – September

Ages: all ages
Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join Chef Jordan & Chef Daniel in this fun virtual baking class where we'll be working on skills such as measuring, stirring, and cooking. Our fine motor skills, those involving small muscles of the hands and fingers, will be enhanced while baking up a tasty treat! A bonus of these virtual classes is that you will be practicing cooking in your own kitchen with your own appliances and utensils!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes September 6
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Virtual Cooking with Chef Harvey – August

Ages: all ages
Dates: Thursday, August 15
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join Chef Harvey in this virtual cooking class where we will create something delicious!  While learning about kitchen tools, ingredients, and recipes, we will also be working on a variety of fine motor skills and sequencing. Participating in our cooking classes is another avenue to work on cognitive skills and sensory development.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes August 12
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Virtual Cooking with Chef Harvey – September

Ages: all ages
Dates: September 19
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join Chef Harvey in this virtual cooking class where we will create something delicious!  While learning about kitchen tools, ingredients, and recipes, we will also be working on a variety of fine motor skills and sequencing. Participating in our cooking classes is another avenue to work on cognitive skills and sensory development.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes September 16
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