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 Spring 2023. New social opportunities are offered each quarter.

Spring 2023 Social Opportunities

Early Matters Playgroup

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!

Rise and Shine - New Parent Welcome Brunch

Ages: New families to the DSAGC with a child ages 0-5
Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 9:30 - 11am
Location: DSAGC Community Room - 4623 Wesley Ave., Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: FREE
Description: Rise and Shine is a brunch where we welcome the newest families to the DSAGC community. This is an opportunity for our new families to hear from some of our organization’s leaders and self-advocates as well as get a chance to meet other new families in the group. Registration is open for the entire family - siblings and grandparents included! There will be a short program and time for families to mingle and play in the Empowerment Center.

Mom’s Night Out – Arts and Apps with Visionaries and Voices

Ages: Moms of kids ages 0-5
Date: Thursday, May 11
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room - 4623 Wesley Ave., Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: FREE
Description: Join us for a night of Arts and Apps! Visionaries and Voices artist, Jennifer Crowe, will be leading an art class for the moms of our youngest DSAGC kids. You will have the opportunity to connect with other mom’s while creating a unique piece of art for you to take home and enjoy. We will have heavy apps and drinks for you to enjoy. Visionaries + Voices is a non-profit organization that provides creative, professional, and educational opportunities to more than 125 visual artists with disabilities. Artists working at V+V actively contribute to the greater arts community through creative, educational, and strategic partnerships with local and regional artists, schools, and business leaders.

Donuts with Dad

Ages: Children ages 0 - 5 and their dad (or grandpa, uncle, neighbor, etc)
Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 10 - 11am
Location: Norwood Fire Department - 4725 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Stop, Drop and Roll on over to the Norwood Fire Department for a morning of donuts and firehouse fun! You and your dad will get a behind the scenes tour of the Norwood Fire Department, including a chance to explore a fire truck and check out the gear the firefighter’s wear! Donuts and juice will be on hand for everyone to enjoy.

Rockin’ Social

Ages: 6 - 12
Date: Monday, April 24
Time: 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: We Rock the Spectrum - 4060 E Galbraith Rd Unit 17, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Cost: Free
Description: Let’s gather for a fun after-school hangout! We Rock The Spectrum provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences.

Teen Club

Ages: 13 - 17
Description: Our Teen Club meets once a month and was designed to foster friendships through a variety of social opportunities. If your teen is interested in joining, email Amyi@dsagc.com.

Teen Club Summer Day Camp

Ages: 13-18
Date: Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center - 4623 Wesley Ave, Suite B Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Join Mount Notre Dame Capstone student, Bentley Kemme, and friends for a fun week of teen fun!  |  Monday - Thursday  |  Themes:  Music & Karaoke, Vision Boards & Movies, Indoor Game Day, and an outdoor game day including Kickball and more!  Please have your camper pack any personal items needed and have them clearly labeled.  Light snacks provided.  Please notify us of any food allergies upon registration.  Parent/Caregiver does not need to remain on site for this camp.

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!

Singles Mixer

Ages: 18 & up
Date:  Thursday, April 13
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: DSAGC
Cost: Free
Description: By request, we are excited to host our first singles mixer! This mixer will be open to all adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are single and interested in dating. It will be an informal event where individuals are encouraged to make connections with new people. Speech pathology graduate students from the University of Cincinnati will help to facilitate conversations between the participants. We highly encourage parents and caregivers to allow for the adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities choose whether they would like to participate in this event.

Art and Apps

Ages: 18 & up
Dates: Friday, April 21
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: DSAGC Community Room - 4623 Wesley Ave, Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: $10
Description: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! This month, Artists from Visionaries and Voices will lead participants through Earth Day inspired craft projects. A special pasta bar dinner, featuring traditional as well as gluten-free pasta and dairy-free sauces, will be served.

March Madness Party

Ages: 18 & up
Dates: Saturday, April 1
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Location: DSAGC Office | 4623 Wesley Ave Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212
Cost: $5
Description:  Come cheer on your favorite basketball teams during the March Madness Final Four! We will have the games shown on the big projector at our office. Wear your favorite college sports gear! Snacks and drinks will be provided.


Ages: 18 & up
Dates:  Saturday, April 22
Time: 12 – 4 pm
Location: Madison Bowl
Cost: Free
Description: The Indian Hill Fire Department has chosen the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati to be the beneficiary of the funds raised at their Bowling Fundraiser. The DSAGC has a team playing in the fundraiser and we are looking to fill it with bowlers!


Ages: 18 & up
Dates:  Friday, May 26th
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: DSAGC
Cost: Free
Description: Come sing your heart out in our Empowerment Center! Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Reds Hall of Fame Tour + Lunch

Ages: 18 & up
Dates: Saturday, June 10
Time: 11 - 1 pm
Location: Reds Stadium Hall of Fame at Great American Ballpark - 100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cost: $20
Description: Batter Up! Join us for a special hands-on, interactive tour of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum followed by lunch at BurgerFi at the Banks (Order form will be sent to registrants ahead of the event…cost of event covers lunch). Participants must have their own transportation to and from the Reds Stadium/The Banks area.