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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.

Below are the Social Opportunities available for Winter 2023. New social opportunities are offered each quarter.

Winter 2023 Social Opportunities

Early Matters Playgroup (ages 0 - 5)

Ages: 0 – 5 (siblings welcome)
Date: every Wednesday
Time: 10:00 – 12:00pm
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.
No registration required - just stop on by!

Play with the Pros (ages 0 - 5)

Ages: 0 - 5 (siblings welcome)
Date: 2nd Saturday of the Month (January 14, February 11, March 11)
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center
Cost: Free
Description: DSAGC’s new Early Matters program, “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 Saturday “Play with the Pros”, a trained therapist will observe and help you with any OT/PT and Speech concerns you may have at your request. By observation and with input from you, the therapists can give you ideas for next steps to aide in enhancing your child’s fine/gross motor skills.  
Therapists: 
Stephanie Dailey, PT, DPT. Pediatric Physical Therapist
Kelsey Haynes, PT, DPT
Audrey Butler, MOT, OTR/L, Therapy Manager, Occupational Therapist
Allie Demboski, MOT, OTR/L
Stephanie Bare, M.S., CCC-SLP  
Register

Take and Make Valentines (ages 0 - 5)

Ages: 0 - 5 (siblings welcome)
Date:  Thursday, February 9
Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm
Location:  DSAGC Empowerment Center
Cost:  Free
Description: Join us at the DSAGC for a fun night of creating your own personalized Valentines! We will have all the supplies on hand for you to create personalized valentines for you to share with your family, friends, and classmates. Siblings are welcome to join.
Register

The Lucky Few Saint Patrick's Day Social (ages 0 - 5)

Ages: 0 - 5 (siblings welcome)
Date: Thursday March 16
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center
Cost:  Free
Description: Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together with our LUCKY Few. We’ll have fun St. Patrick’s Day themed activities, pizza, and special treats for all the little leprechauns to enjoy!
Register

Tubing at Perfect North (ages 6 & up)

Date: Saturday, February 4
Time: 11 am
Location: Perfect North Slopes
Cost: $10
Description: Join us at Perfect North Slopes to go tubing! This is the perfect family activity. Imagine the thrill of sliding down a snowy 1200' long run and then effortlessly riding a lift back up. Tubes are provided and a surface lift is available for you to ride up the hill. Try different runs with varied levels of rollers and pitch. No experience or special equipment is needed. Just hop in our tube and enjoy the ride. No formal supervision will be provided by DSAGC staff at this event, so a parent/caregiver is required to attend.
Register

Let's Get Fancy (ages 15 & up)

Date: Friday, January 27
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center
Cost: Free
Description: Let's Get Fancy is pre-Winter Dance pampering event for teens and adults with Down syndrome. Professionals will be on-site for make-up, hair, and nails .... then we take a limo ride to the dance! Note, you must purchase a ticket to the dance to attend.
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Social Club Party (ages 18 & up)

Ages: 18 & up
Date: Tuesday, March 21
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Skallywag Tag (5055 Glencrossing Way Cincinnati, OH 45238)                              
Cost: $10
Description: All social club members are encouraged to join us for pizza, games, laser tag and putt putt at Skallywag Tag! If you aren't in a social club, but interested in joining one - we welcome you to come to this event and learn more!
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Art and Apps (ages 18 & up)

Ages: 18 & up
Date: Friday, January 6
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center                  
Cost: $10
Description: Join us for an evening of art and apps! This month, participants will choose between 2 art sessions, both led by Artists from Visionaries and Voices. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
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Game Night (ages 30 & up)

Ages: 30 & up
Date: Friday, March 10
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center                  
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for a night of fun games, music, laughter, and delicious pizza and dessert! We’ll have a variety of board games, card games, bingo, and maybe even charades set up for you to come and enjoy. Feel free to invite friends and family to join the fun!
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