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Program Overview - Summer 2024

Our programs focus on therapeutic, recreational, educational, and social opportunities for all ages and stages. We tailor our offerings to reflect the need of our local families as we strive to provide valuable support and quality programs for those in our community.

Empowerment Series

Empowerment Series typically occur once a week for 3 – 5 weeks. The classes build upon each other and are designed to empower individuals with Down syndrome to try a new activity or work on a skill. Registration is required. For most series, there is a one-time $20 fee to participate for the entire series. DSAGC families are welcome to use our Community Participation Fund to help cover the cost.

Tiny Tots Gymnastics

Ages: 3 - 5
Dates: Saturdays | July 27 – August 31 (6 weeks total)
Time: 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Location: The Gymnastics Center, 5166 Crookshank Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Cost: $20
Description: This class will be held in the preschool gym alongside parents and caregivers. With movement education as the basis for teaching, this class features Olympic-styled equipment scaled to the preschooler. Each class begins with a warm-up, followed by a continuous course of activities on the equipment. The instructors act as facilitators - building skills at each child’s level of development. The focus areas of this class are hanging, rolling, balancing, climbing and swinging activities. All participants must register through the DSAGC, sign a “Gymnastics Center” waiver, and have a note from their primary doctor stating they are able to participate.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 22
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Summer Fun Series

Red, White, and BOOM! – Musical Exploration
Ages: 0 - 5 (siblings welcome)
Date: Wednesday, July 3
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Ave., Suite B, Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Let’s start the 4th of July holiday off with a BANG! Join Music Therapist, Sydney Baytos, from Keys for Success Music Therapy, for a patriotic morning full of drumming and other musical exploration.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 1
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Zumbini at the Park
Ages: 0 – 5 (siblings welcome)
Date: Wednesday, July 10
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Blue Ash Nature Park Sycamore Shelter - 4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Drive all the way to the back of the parking lot and enter the Nature Park there the shelter will be on the right **do not follow Google Maps for the Nature Park it might take you to the neighborhood next door. (In the case of rain class will be hosted at the DSAGC Empowerment Center)
Cost: Free
Description: Queen City Zumbini is thrilled to offer a private class to the DSAGC. This 45-minute class will be full of singing, dancing, and fun! Zumbini was created for children from newborns up to age 5 (and beyond!) and for all abilities. In class we will use original music that has influences from all around the world to sing, dance, play instruments, and more. It's an upbeat class that is sure to be a great start to your day! Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on in the grass. We recommend wearing layers in case you get warm. Please bring water for you and your child. Remember to take a potty break and/or diaper change prior to class (there are restrooms on site if needed).
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 8
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Splish Splash Blast
Ages:
 0 – 5 (siblings welcome)
Date: Wednesday, July 17
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Veteran’s Park Splash Pad, 110 South St., Wilder, KY 41071
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for some splishy-splashy summer fun at the Wilder, Kentucky splash pad. Bring your swimsuits to enjoy the splash pad and other water games. There is a playground, sand volleyball, and basketball court too! The shelter will be reserved for a cool place to escape the sun and enjoy a special summer treat.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 15
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Getting to Know Our Garden Friends
Ages:
 0 – 5
Date: Wednesday, July 24
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Highfield Discovery Garden,10397 Springfield Pike Cincinnati, OH 45215
Cost: Free
Description: Let’s meet some garden friends! Learn how animals survive in the garden and in nature. Touch and feel live animals and animal artifacts - like snake skins and turtle shells. Our hands-on class will take place inside the Discovery Garden Workshop. After our class, families are welcome to enjoy all that the Highfield Discovery Garden has to offer.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 22
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Girl Scouts

Ages: 8 - 15
Dates: Tuesdays | August 6 - 27
Time: 5 - 6 PM
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Ave, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH  45212
Cost: $20
Description: Girl Scouts is the perfect way for your girl to learn life skills and step out of her comfort zone. With our unique programming, we give our girls the tools they need so they can take on any challenge that life throws at them. Nothing can stop you when you're a Girl Scout!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 30
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School Age Gymnastics

Ages: 6 - 11
Dates: Sundays | September 8 - 29
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: The Gymnastics Center, 5166 Crookshank Rd, Cincinnati, OH  45238
Cost: $20
Description:  In our 60 min. gymnastics class, we will begin with a warm-up followed by a continuous course of activities on the floor, beam, tumble track, vault and loose foam pits.  This class is designed not only to teach gymnastics skills and fundamentals but to build confidence, strength, coordination, and flexibility. Participants will be required to sign The Gymnastics Center waiver at the first class.  Also, a doctor’s note will be required stating that the registrant is able to participate in gymnastics activities (rolling, etc.)
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes September 2
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Teen Gymnastics

Ages: 12 - 17
Dates: Sundays | September 8 - 29
Time: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Location: The Gymnastics Center, 5166 Crookshank Rd, Cincinnati, OH  45238
Cost: $20
Description:  In our 60 min. gymnastics class, we will begin with a warm-up followed by a continuous course of activities on the floor, beam, tumble track, vault and loose foam pits.  This class is designed not only to teach gymnastics skills and fundamentals but to build confidence, strength, coordination, and flexibility. Participants will be required to sign The Gymnastics Center waiver at the first class.  Also, a doctor’s note will be required stating that the registrant is able to participate in gymnastics activities (rolling, etc.)
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes September 2
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Healthy Cooking: Variety of Vegetables

Ages: 18 and up
Dates:  Mondays | August 12 – 26
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room – 4623 Wesley Ave Suite A, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Cost: $20
Description: Join us for a healthy cooking class where we will be learning how to make vegetables taste good! Each week will focus on cooking different vegetables in a variety of ways!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes August 5
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Lifelong Learning Lab: Writing

Ages: 22 and up
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursday | July 23 – August 8
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room – 4623 Wesley Ave Suite A, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Cost: $20
Description: Our Lifelong Learning Labs are for those who have graduated high school and are looking to continue working on their educational skills. Our certified instructor will work on writing skills with participants through a variety of functional activities.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 17
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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.

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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Social Opportunities

Social Opportunities occur on occasion and include various learning components, but focus heavily on social networking and building relationships. Registration is required for each individual social. At times there may be a cost associated, but the majority of these opportunities are free.

Summer Picnic

Ages: all ages (entire family welcome)
Date: Sunday, June 9   
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Location: Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields - 4850 Groh Ln, Fairfield, OH 45014
Cost:  Free
Description: We invite DSAGC families of all ages to our annual Summer Picnic! Enjoy kickball, mini golf, basketball, face painting, and more. The DSAGC will provide concession food and drinks.
Online registration has closed, but you are still welcome to join us! Just send an email to Amy@dsagc.com if you plan to come and did not register online.

Respite Care

Ages: all ages (siblings welcome)
Date: Saturday, July 27
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center – 4623 Wesley Ave Suite B, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Our respite care provides parents with short-term care services in a safe, supportive, and structured setting. After drop-off, parents will have three hours to themselves to do whatever they please! Our “care assistant” volunteers are trained and must pass a background check.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 1 (lottery draw will be announced shortly after)
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Early Matters Play Group

Ages: 0 - 5
Date: every Wednesday (times and location vary throughout the summer)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center (4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite B Cincinnati, Ohio 45212)
Cost: Free
Description: The Early Matters Playgroup is an opportunity for parents to socialize with each other while children interact and play together. Siblings are welcome to attend. Be sure to check the calendar as we have activities planned out and about during the summer!
No registration required.

TheraPlay SunDAE Social

Ages: 0-5
Date: Sunday, July 14
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Ave., Suite B, Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: Free
Description:  Join us for an ice cream social with a twist! TheraPLAY is a play-based group that facilitates development of play skills, language and communication, emotional regulation/sensory needs, and social skills. TheraPLAY is led by developmental specialists, including pediatric speech and occupational therapists who will also provide parents with strategies and education on how to implement these practices at home and suggestions for developmentally appropriate toys.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 8
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Touch a Truck

Ages: 0 – 5 (siblings welcome)
Date: Saturday, August 17
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: DSAGC, 4623 Wesley Ave., Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Let’s enjoy a fun summer afternoon where kids can climb aboard and get behind the wheel of some of their favorite vehicles and trucks! A fire truck, military vehicle, ambulance, dump truck and more will be available for kids to explore. We will also have fun summer activities, snacks, and a cool summer treat. Our annual Early Matters Touch a Truck Summer Social is for the whole family and a great way to connect with other DSAGC families!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes August 17
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Parents Night Out

Ages: Parents of All Ages
Date: Friday, September 13
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Rhinegeist Brewery
Cost: Free
Description: Enjoy an evening out to relax and connect with other DSAGC parents. The DSAGC will have a table reserved in the Rhinegeist tap room. Lite bites will be provided.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes September 13
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Dad’s Night Out

Ages: Dads of kids ages 0 - 5
Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Hi-Wire Brewery - 4600 Beech St Suites 100 & 300, Norwood, OH 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Whether this is your first Father’s Day or your fifth come enjoy a casual evening on the patio connecting with other great dads at the DSAGC. There will be some food and drinks provided.
Registration Opens March 1 | Registration Closes June 13
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Kirkwood Adventure Park – “End of Summer Bash”

Ages: all ages (siblings welcome)
Date: Thursday, August 1
Time: 12:00 – 6:00 pm (come at anytime)
Location: Kirkwood Adventure Park, 5719 W. State Route 73  Wilmington, OH  45177
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for a fun-filled day at Kirkwood Adventure Park! There are activities for everyone.....mini golf, splash pad, lake obstacle course, lakeside beach, canopy trail, mini frisbee golf, lawn games, tubing, and more!
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes August 1
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Glenwood Gardens Social

Ages: 6 – 17 (siblings welcome)
Date: Wednesday July 17
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am planned activities + welcome to explore the park after
Location: Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
Cost: $5 per person (please register siblings)
Description:  Enjoy two 45-minute programs, “Live Animal Program” and “Field Games” at beautiful Glenwood Gardens. We encourage you to pack your lunch and explore the park with friends after the programs.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 12
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Art and Apps - June

Ages: 18 and up
Date: Friday, June 14
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room – 4623 Wesley Ave Suite A, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Cost: $10
Description: Join us for an evening of art and apps! Each person will get to create a piece of art to take home! Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
Registration Opens March 1 | Registration Closes June 14
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Art and Apps - July

Ages: 18 and up
Date: Friday, July 12
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room – 4623 Wesley Ave Suite A, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Cost: $10
Description: Join us for an evening of art and apps! Each person will get to create a piece of art to take home! Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 8
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Luau Dance Party

Ages: 18 an up
Date: Friday August 9
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center – 4623 Wesley Ave Suite B, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Cost: $10
Description: Join us for a night of luau dancing, appetizers, and tropical drinks! We will have a photo booth to capture memories and dance with our favorite tunes.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes August 9
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Summer Concert Series

Ages: 18 and up
Dates: Wednesdays |  June 19th, July 10th, August 21st
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Hi- Wire Brewing at Factory 52 - 4600 Beech Street, Suites 100 & 300, Norwood, OH 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Join us once a month for a night of music and dancing! Factory 52 will transform its lawn into a vibrant stage hosting bands from a variety of genres throughout the season - from blues to indie rock and country.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes June 17
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Let’s Reconnect

Ages: 35 and up
Date: Wednesday, July 31
Time: 6 – 7:30 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room – 4623 Wesley Ave Suite A, Cincinnati OH, 45212
Cost: Free
Description: This is an opportunity for adult families to reconnect while discussing accomplishments and everyday struggles in a safe and welcoming environment.
Registration Opens June 1 | Registration Closes July 29
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Jump Start Swim Camp

Infant / Preschool: June 3 - 7
School-Age: June 10 - 14

Our Jump Start Swim Camp partners with trained professionals to deliver a high-quality swim program. Over 5 consecutive days, parents/caregivers and their child will spend 30 minutes in the pool for age-appropriate lessons focusing on water safety and fundamental techniques.

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iCan Bike Camp

June 17 - 21

iCan Bike Camp uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained staff to enable individuals with disabilities to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle. Riders attend one 75 minute session each day for five consecutive days where they learn to ride while accompanied and encouraged by volunteer “spotters”. Over the course of the week, we continually adjust the bikes in an effort to challenge riders balance as they gradually discover the skill and joy of riding.

CAMP IS FULL 


Teen Club Summer Camp

July 8 - 11

A week of TEEN FUN with themed days and meaningful peer connections!

CAMP IS FULL


Summer Tutoring

Tuesdays and Thursdays in July

Our summer tutoring program is offered to expand learning time for children with Down syndrome. It is led by high-quality certified special education instructors. The tutoring program will be individualized and customized via parent/caregiver desires. There will be two certified special education teachers and six educational aides (students who are in college for special education or current district para professionals) per session.

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Find Your Way 

Find Your Way is a new collection of programs focusing on self-determination in adults with Down syndrome. These programs will be geared towards increasing personal independence by putting a strong focus on individual goals and progress tracking.

Find Your Way “Ignite”

Saturday, April 13
one-day event for those who are beginning to make self-determination a focus
*participants must complete a consultation and separate registration link will be sent.

Find Your Way “Accelerate”

June 28 - 30
overnight weekend retreat for those who are comfortable staying overnight & interested in learning skills to live a self-determined life
*participants must complete a consultation and separate registration link will be sent.

Find Your Way “Navigate”

fall 2024
overnight weekend retreat for those who are comfortable staying overnight and considering moving out or living more independently within the next year
*participants must complete a consultation and separate registration link will be sent.

Find Your Way “Tune Ups”

Find Your Way Tune-Ups are a collection of life skills classes to help young adults improve their self-determination and independence skills. These allow young adults to gain experience with the skills that they will need to live more independently. Ideally, those who participate in a tune up classes will have attended a Find Your Way program in the past.

Summer Tune Up Classes (register)

Cooking: Meal Prepping and Recipe Breakdown
(Monday, June 3 from 6 – 8 pm)
• Transportation
(Thursday, June 20 from 6 – 8 pm)
• Cooking
(Monday, July 22 from 6 – 8 pm)
• Grocery Shopping
(Monday, July 29 from 6 – 8 pm)
• Daily House Cleaning
(Thursday, August 22 from 6 – 8 pm)
• Money Management
(Thursday, September 12 from 6 – 8 pm)
• Meal Prep
(Thursday, September 26 from 6 – 8 pm)