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 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 Social Opportunities

Early Matters Playgroup

Ages: 0 – 5
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.
Registration: Please register if you are interested in joining us for one Wednesday or every Wednesday. We will send reminders out each week, and you can join if it fits into your schedule.
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Early Matters - Creepy Crawly Costume Party

Ages: 0 - 5 (and families)
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite B Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: The Goblins are haunting, the monsters will mash, it’s time to get ready for our Halloween Bash! Please join us for a family-friendly costume party to celebrate Halloween. We will have fun Halloween themed activities and light snacks for the whole family to enjoy!
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USA Ninja Warrior Social

Ages: 6 - 17
Date: Saturday November 12
Time: 1:00  – 2:30 pm
Location: USA Ninja Challenge, 4727 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Cost: $5
Description:  Join us for a fun day at USA Ninja Challenge!  You’ll get to have fun with some friends while completing ninja warrior obstacle courses. Participate in exciting activities similar to gymnastics, climbing, cross training, and more! Each participant with Down syndrome should bring one friend (for free) who can accompany them throughout the event to help with safety.
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School-Age Halloween Party – Spooktacular Saturday

Ages: 6 - 12
Date: Saturday October   29
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite B Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: Ghouls, Goblins, and Witches too…..we’re having a Halloween party and inviting YOU!  Please join us for an afternoon of crafts, cookies, and costumes!
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Teen Halloween Party – Gaming Ghosts & Goblins

Ages: 13 - 17
Date: TBD
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite B Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: No need to register – we will announce more details in Teen Club online group!

Holiday Crafting

Ages: 13 & up
Date: Sunday, November 13
Time: 1pm-3pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite B Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for an afternoon of preparing gifts for families attending DSAGC Holiday Party! This is a great opportunity for adults with Down syndrome to give back to our community and have fun at the same time.
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Adult Halloween Party – Monstrous Mix and Mingle    

Ages: 18 & up
Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite B Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: Wear your favorite Halloween costume and join us for a SPOOKTACULAR party filled with, MONSTROUS music and FRIGHTENING fun! Adults will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with their friends while enjoying pizza, crafts, music and more.
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Arts & Apps 

Ages: 18 & up
Date: Friday, December 2
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm 
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suit B Cincinnati, Ohio   
Cost: $10
Description: Join us for an evening of art and apps! Each person will get to paint/ stain a wood piece and turn it into serving try. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. Come and enjoy this fun night with us!
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Creepy Crawly Candy Vendors

Ages: 35 & up
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suit B Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: Trick or Treat? It’s all treats here at the DSAGC! Adults will help us pass out candy and assist with other fun activities to our littlest friends at the Early Matters Creepy Crawly Costume Party! We will provide the candy; you just need to show up in your favorite costume (if you’d like)!
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Holiday Helpers Shopping Event

Ages: 35 & up
Date: Tuesday, November 29
Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Meet at DSAGC office then transported with staff
Cost: Free
Description: Get into the holiday spirit with this fun volunteer opportunity in partnership with our Giving Tree Program! The Giving Tree event is a yearly program offered by the DSAGC that provides support to families during the holiday season. Our Adult Holiday Helpers will sponsor 2 families this year. Each helper will receive a wish list and budget for this shopping event. Helpers will shop for their sponsor family at a local store alongside DSAGC staff. The gifts purchased during this event will go directly to the Giving Tree families! Shopping budget, transportation to shopping sites, and lunch will also be provided. Drop off at 10:30am and pick up at 1:00pm DSAGC office.
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Donuts and Dialogue

Ages: 30 & up
Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: Our goal is to increase connection and open dialogue to assess needs and plan for future adult programing offered at DSAGC. Parents, caregivers, and/or siblings will meet in the community room and adults with Down syndrome will meet in the Empowerment Center. Each group will have time to share in a laidback and welcoming environment.
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Dinner and Dialogue

Ages: 30 & up
Date: Wednesday, November 30
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: Our goal is to increase connection and open dialogue to assess needs and plan for future adult programing offered at DSAGC. Parents, caregivers, and/or siblings will meet in the community room and adults with Down syndrome will meet in the Empowerment Center. Each group will have time to share in a laidback and welcoming environment. Dinner provided!
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Dinner and Dialogue - Virtual

Ages: 30 & up
Date: Monday, November 14
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: Our goal is to increase connection and open dialogue to assess needs and plan for future adult programing offered at DSAGC. Parents, caregivers, and/or siblings will meet in the community room and adults with Down syndrome will meet in the Empowerment Center. Each group will have time to share in a laidback and welcoming environment. We will mail a $10 pizza gift card to all who register, so you can have dinner on us while we chat!
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Sibling Soiree

Ages: adult siblings of individuals with Down syndrome 30 and up
Date: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cost: Free
Description: We welcome adult siblings of individuals with Down Syndrome for a special evening of connection! We acknowledge that adult siblings have a unique role in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, and we want to hear from you! Please join us for a night of support and dialogue at MadTree Brewing Oakley. Appetizers provided, drinks for purchase.
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