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Social Opportunities

We offer a wide variety of social opportunities throughout the year. We believe good friendships contribute to increased feelings of belonging, purpose, happiness, reduced stress and improved self-worth and confidence. Ongoing social opportunities include Community Groups and Social Clubs. We also offer unique get togethers each quarter to foster friendships and encourage networking. These socials include dance parties, picnics, and recreational fun! Many of our social opportunities are FREE to attend, but registration is required.


1st Annual Early Matters Welcome Party!

This in-person social has been cancelled due to COVID-19. However, we encourage you to check out our virtual programs starting April 6. If you have already registered for a program or event, we will send specific correspondence to you via email in the coming weeks.

 

Ages: 0 – 5 (and their families)
Dates: Saturday, April 25
Time: 4 – 6 PM
Location: Big Blue Canopy (11230 Cornell Park Drive Blue Ash, OH 45242)
Description: Join us in welcoming the newest families to our organization and amazing community! This event is for ALL Early Matters families (ages 0 -5) – siblings of all ages are encouraged to attend! Together, we will enjoy dancing, entertainment, dinner, and networking. This event will keep the kids entertained…plus, there is also a sensory room!
Learning Objectives: 

  1. Warmly welcome new families by showing the power of our supportive community.
  2. Build life-long relationships and connections with other families.
  3. Gross Motor play with your friends in the large Sensory Gym.

3-2-1 Give Back Celebration

This in-person social has been cancelled due to COVID-19. However, we encourage you to check out our virtual programs starting April 6. If you have already registered for a program or event, we will send specific correspondence to you via email in the coming weeks.

 

Ages: 18 and up
Date: Saturday, March 21
Time: 9 – 11 am
Location: Choose a location (Matthew 25 Ministries, Sweet Cheeks Diaper, or Action Ministries)
Description:  World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on March 21 (3/21) to symbolize the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome present in people with Down syndrome. To celebrate, the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati's adult program is giving back to the community! Grab a friend or family member to volunteer alongside you, and sign-up for one of the three volunteer projects.

  1. Matthew 25 Ministries (11060 Kenwood Road Cincinnati, OH 45242: sort and pack donations for disaster relief)
  2. Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank (1400 State Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45204: organize and fill diaper donations for low-income families)
  3. Action Ministries (4375 Boron Ave Covington, KY 41015: sort and pack donations)

Art & Apps

This in-person social has been cancelled due to COVID-19. However, we encourage you to check out our virtual programs starting April 6. If you have already registered for a program or event, we will send specific correspondence to you via email in the coming weeks.

 

Ages: 18 & up
Dates: Tuesday, May 19
Time: 6:30 – 8 PM
Location: Down Syndrome Association (4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, Ohio)
Description:  Join us for an evening of art and appetizers! Each participant will get to distress, hammer, stain, and paint a custom wood art piece for you to take home! Light appetizers, desserts and refreshments will be provided!

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn the different ways to create a custom art piece.
  2. Utilize fine and gross motor skills to complete a project.
  3. Socialize with peers while enjoying a relaxing evening of art.

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