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Spring Programs

March, April, May, & June

Our programs focus on therapeutic, recreational, educational and social opportunities for all ages. 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.

Classes & Socials

Age 0 – 5

VIRTUAL - Weekly Circle Time with Mrs. Maggie
Ages:
0 - 5
Date: 1st & 3rd Tuesday + 2nd & 4th Thursday (January 5 – March 25) then weekly every Thursday (April 1st – May 27th)
Time: 9:30 - 10:00 am
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Come start your day with Mrs. Maggie! Participation in routine and group activities can help your child learn and grow. We will sing songs, read books, dance, work on greetings, review colors, weather, and other daily routines to enhance social and communicative skills. Benefits to participating in this program include building confidence through structure and repetition, strengthening social and listening skills, and enhanced coordination and rhythm (through song and dance).
Instructor: Maggie Ranz, Early Matters Coordinator
Registration: Please register if you are interested in attending any or all of the circle times. I will send out weekly reminders, and you can join if it fits in your schedule.
Register

VIRTUAL - Parent / Child Yoga
Ages:
0 - 5
Date: Saturday, March 13
Time: 9:30 - 10:00 am
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Yoga for children fosters connection, fun, and strength building. It also helps to build muscle tone and confidence. In our yoga classes, children will explore partner poses, breathing exercises, and creative movement. These classes provide visual boards of the yoga poses and singing to encourage participation. A complimentary visual board will be sent to those who register with yoga poses, so you can practice throughout the month!
Instructor: Larita Hayden - Larita has taught yoga to children with special needs for six years. She has worked in education for a decade. She taught yoga to children with all abilities at St. Rita's School for the Deaf for 4 years. Larita completed level one, Yoga Asanas for Children with Autism and Special Needs. Currently Larita co-teaches grades 1-3 at Central Montessori Academy. She also teaches physical education for K-6th grade. Larita is also currently studying to obtain her masters in Special Education
Registration: Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - New Family Welcome Breakfast 
Ages:
0 - 5 (families)
Date: Saturday, March 27
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description:  Grab your coffee and I’ll send the donuts! Let’s give a sweet warm welcome to our newest DSAGC families together. Hop on this virtual welcome for a few minutes or stay as long as you’d like! A Dunkin Donut’s gift card will be mailed to you upon registration.
Registration: Registration is required to receive the Dunkin Donuts gift card and Zoom link. Registration closes March 17.
Register

VIRTUAL - Family Bingo
Ages:
all ages
Date: Fridays • March 19, April 2, May 14, June 4
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Families of all ages are invited to play a few rounds of Bingo each month! Playing Bingo is fun and also strengthens important skills like recognition, observation, concentration, and turn-taking.
Registration: Registration is required for each individual month to receive the Bingo cards and Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Family Dance Party
Ages:
all ages
Date: Fridays • March 26, June 18
Time: 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Families of all ages are invited to a themed dance party every month! This is a fun way to start off the weekend with familiar faces.
Registration: Registration is required for each individual dance party to receive the Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Let's Move!
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Second Saturday of the month (April 10, May 8, June 12)
Time: 10 - 10:45 am
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join instructor, Joy Ingram, as she helps Individuals of all ages get moving! Each class will be different with either a Zumba, Cheer, or Hip-Hop focus.
Registration: Registration is required for each individual class to receive the Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Steps to Success for Starting Toilet Training
Ages:
 Parents and Caregivers (ages 2 & up)
Date: Monday, April 12
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: If you are beginning your journey into toilet training please join our Steps to Success when Starting Toilet Training Workshop. Learn about what to expect and tips and tricks when toilet training kids with special needs. Parents will learn prerequisites to toilet training, how to track accidents and successes, and reinforcement strategies for successes. Time will be available at the end and throughout the presentation for families to ask questions
Learning Objectives:
1. Parents will learn prerequisites to toilet training
2. Parents will learn to track accidents and successes
3. Parents will learn reinforcement strategies for successes
Instructor: Christina Miller M.A., BCBA, COBA-Senior Clinician at Trumpet Behavioral Health
Christina has a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and has been working in the field of Autism and other DD for eight years. She has experience in problem behavior, early intervention and social skills in a variety of settings. She is passionate about teaching others how ABA can have a positive impact on their daily lives.  
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

VIRTUAL - Social Security/SSI: What Every Parent Needs To Know
Ages:
 Parents & Caregivers (all ages)
Date: Wednesday, May 12
Time: 7 - 8 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for a discussion with Social Security expert, Debbie Schwartz. This class is geared towards parents and caregivers looking to learn more about the basics of social security. The topics we will cover are: 
The difference between Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 
The difference between SSI for children and adults. 
How to apply for benefits and important things to keep in mind when applying. 
Special concerns for transition age youth 16-22 
Review additional resources available    
Instructor: Debbie Schwartz, Social Security Consultant
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

IN-PERSON - Circle Time and Open Play
Ages:
 0 - 5
Date: First Saturday of the month (April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th)
Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center, 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite B Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
Cost: Free
Description: Come start your day with Ms. Maggie! Participation in routine and group activities can help your child learn and grow! We will sing songs, read books, dance, work on greetings, colors, weather and other daily routines to enhance social and communicative skills. 
Participants will spend the first 30 minutes in a more structured class setting where children will participate in the group activities listed above. The second half of the class will allow for a more open play opportunity where the participants will be able enjoy the new empowerment center and engage with friends.
Instructor: Maggie Ranz, Early Matters Coordinator
Registration: Registration is required.
Note: Due to Covid-19, class size is limited to six participants. Only one parent/caregiver can attend and is required to a mask. Participants age 2 & up are encouraged to wear a mask, but not required. During this program, we will practice social distancing as much as possible and regularly sanitize the area.
Register

IN-PERSON - Parent and Child Aquatic Experience
Ages:
 6 mo - 5
Date: Every Saturday (June 19 - July 31)
Time: GROUP A (10:30 - 11 am)  *note the time change from original promotion
GROUP B (11:15 - 11:45 am) *note the time change from original promotion
Location: CRC Dunham Location (4356 Dunham Lane Cincinnati, Ohio 45238)
Cost: $10
Description: The purpose of this program is to teach safe behaviors in, on, and around the water and to develop swimming readiness. Parents and children engage in water exploration activities with the objective of having fun and becoming comfortable in, on, and around the water. We will be focusing on skills such as breath control, relaxing techniques, horizontal body position on the front and back, propelling through the water using kicks and arm movements. Each child who attends will also receive an annual membership to the Cincinnati Recreation Commission as part of their class fee.
Instructor: Eric Rueger and Julia Alvarez
Registration: Registration is required.
Note: Due to Covid-19, class size is limited to eight participants. Only one parent/caregiver can attend and is required to a mask upon arrival, but not required to wear one when in the pool. Participants with Down syndrome are encouraged to wear a mask upon arrival, but not required. During this program, we will practice social distancing as much as possible. 
Register

IN-PERSON - Early Matters Jump Start Swim Camp 
Ages:
 3 - 5
Date: Every day (June 7 - 11)
Time: GROUP A (9 - 9:30 am)
GROUP B (9:30 - 10 am)
GROUP C (10 - 10:30 am)
GROUP D (10:30 - 11 am)
Location: Goldfish Swim School - 7058 Ridgetop Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069
Cost: $30
Description: This swim camp is a great way to introduce the fundamentals of water safety and get your child water ready in a hurry! The Jump Start Clinic includes five consecutive days of 30-minute swim lessons that focus on everything from teaching the fundamentals of water safety to fine-tuning stroke technique. 
During this camp these are the skills we will be working on
kicking with support
breath control going underwater
gliding
front and back float
simple freestyle
rollover safety skill

**A parent or caregiver will be required to be in the water and participate with their child during this class.

Registration: Registration is required.
Note: Due to Covid-19, class size is limited to three participants. Only one parent/caregiver can attend and is required to a mask upon arrival, but not required to wear one when in the pool. Participants with Down syndrome are encouraged to wear a mask upon arrival, but not required. During this program, we will practice social distancing as much as possible. 
Register

IN-PERSON - Early Matters Kick-Off to Summer Family Social 
Ages:
 0 -5 (families)
Date: Sunday, June 6
Time: 2 - 5 PM
Location: Parky’s Farm – Clydesdale Picnic Shelter - 10073 Daly Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231
Cost: Free
Description: Come and celebrate the start to summer with other early matters families. This is a great opportunity for whole families (including grandparents) to have fun, meet new friends and connect with old ones.
With more than 100 acres, including indoor and outdoor playgrounds, picnic shelters, a garden, orchard and animals, Parky's Farm will be a great place for us to enjoy the afternoon.
We will have some fun summer themed activities for the kids, there will be Light snacks and a sweet treat for all to enjoy.
By registering for this event, you and your family will have free access to Winton Woods Park for the entire day 10am until dusk. 
Registration: Registration is required and closes 1 week before the event.
Note: Due to Covid-19, masks are required. Children with Down syndrome ages 2 & up are encouraged to wear a mask, but not required. During this program, we will practice social distancing as much as possible.
Register

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Discovery Kits
Our new DSAGC Discovery Kits -for all ages- are designed to keep our loved ones with Down syndrome engaged in creating, celebrating and exploring all kinds of activities, topics and themes. Each kit will contain items that help individuals to not only discover and enjoy new interests, but will also provide therapeutic-like opportunities including sensory integration, fine and gross motor skills, and executive function exercises.
Learn more and register

DS/ASD Support Group 
In an effort to support families with loved ones who have or who suspect to have a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (ASD), the DSAGC is offering a newly formed support group for parents and caregivers. The goal of this group is to connect families to help support one another by talking through challenges and successes while guided by a qualified group facilitator. Participants will benefit from the facilitator’s knowledge of strategies to help in extra stressful situations. They will be able to encourage each other as caregivers and can share and learn firsthand about resources to help in the many stages of this journey.
Learn more and register

 Community Groups
Connect with other local families who can provide support, information, and be a resource while creating a warm, welcoming, empathetic environment. We have a wide variety of groups by area and interest.
Learn more

Support & Resources
We provide support to our families of all ages and stages in a variety of ways including new family visits, attending IEP meetings as an advocate, aging consultations, and more.
Learn more

Age 6 – 17

VIRTUAL - Martial Arts with Coach Jeff
Ages:
6 & up
Dates: Second Monday of each month (April 12, May 10, June 14)
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join us from your basement, outside, or wherever you have some space to move, learn and have fun! Coach Jeff Robison will lead you through a variety of moves that will improve balance and coordination.  Learning drills associated with martial arts also helps with body awareness and physical strength.
Registration: Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register 

VIRTUAL - Baking with Chef Jordan and Chef Daniel
Ages:
6 & up
Dates: Tuesday, March 30 (4 – 5 pm)
Tuesday, April 13 (4:30 - 5:30 pm)
Tuesday, May 4 (4:30 - 5:30 pm)
Tuesday, June1 (4:30 - 5:30 pm)
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Maximum Participants: 25 (participation is limited to allow for the best possible learning environment)
Description: Join Chef Jordan & Chef Daniel in this fun virtual baking class where we'll be working on activities of daily living such as measuring, stirring, and other cooking skills.  Our fine motor skills, those involving small muscles of the hands and fingers, will be enhanced while baking up a tasty treat! While we can’t wait to be back together in our DSAGC kitchen, an added bonus of these virtual classes is that you will be practicing cooking in your own kitchen with your own appliances and utensils!
Registration: Registration is required for each individual class to receive ingredient list and Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Cooking with Chef Miles
Ages:
6 & up
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of every month (March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15)
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Max: 25 (participation is limited to allow for the best possible learning environment)
Description: Join Chef Miles 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: Registration is required for each individual class to receive ingredient list and Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Family Bingo
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Fridays • March 19, April 2, May 14, June 4
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Families of all ages are invited to play a few rounds of Bingo each month! Playing Bingo is fun and also strengthens important skills like recognition, observation, concentration, and turn-taking.
Registration: Registration is required for each individual month to receive the Bingo cards and Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Family Dance Party
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Fridays • March 26, June 18
Time: 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Families of all ages are invited to a themed dance party every month! This is a fun way to start off the weekend with familiar faces.
Registration: Registration is required for each individual dance party to receive the Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Let's Move!
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Second Saturday of the month (April 10, May 8, June 12)
Time: 10 - 10:45 am
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join instructor, Joy Ingram, as she helps Individuals of all ages get moving! Each class will be different with either a Zumba, Cheer, or Hip-Hop focus.
Registration: Registration is required for each individual class to receive the Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Steps to Success for Starting Toilet Training
Ages:
 Parents and Caregivers (ages 2 & up)
Date: Monday, April 12
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: If you are beginning your journey into toilet training please join our Steps to Success when Starting Toilet Training Workshop. Learn about what to expect and tips and tricks when toilet training kids with special needs. Parents will learn prerequisites to toilet training, how to track accidents and successes, and reinforcement strategies for successes. Time will be available at the end and throughout the presentation for families to ask questions
Learning Objectives:
1. Parents will learn prerequisites to toilet training
2. Parents will learn to track accidents and successes
3. Parents will learn reinforcement strategies for successes
Instructor: Christina Miller M.A., BCBA, COBA-Senior Clinician at Trumpet Behavioral Health
Christina has a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and has been working in the field of Autism and other DD for eight years. She has experience in problem behavior, early intervention and social skills in a variety of settings. She is passionate about teaching others how ABA can have a positive impact on their daily lives.  
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

VIRTUAL - Social Security/SSI: What Every Parent Needs To Know
Ages:
 Parents & Caregivers (all ages)
Date: Wednesday, May 12
Time: 7 - 8 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for a discussion with Social Security expert, Debbie Schwartz. This class is geared towards parents and caregivers looking to learn more about the basics of social security. The topics we will cover are: 
The difference between Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 
The difference between SSI for children and adults. 
How to apply for benefits and important things to keep in mind when applying. 
Special concerns for transition age youth 16-22 
Review additional resources available    
Instructor: Debbie Schwartz, Social Security Consultant
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

IN-PERSON - School Age Jump Start Swim Camp 
Ages:
 6 - 15
Date/Time: You can choose from two different weeks and your preferred session time.
Every day (June 7 - 11)
• GROUP A (11 - 11:30 am)
• GROUP B (11:30 - 12 pm)
Every day (June 14 - 18)
• GROUP C (9 - 9:30 am)
• GROUP D (9:30 - 10 am)
• GROUP E (10 - 10:30 am)
• GROUP F (10:30 - 11 am)
• GROUP G (11 - 11:30 am)
• GROUP H (11:30 - 12 pm)
Location: Goldfish Swim School - 7058 Ridgetop Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069
Cost: $30
Description: This swim camp is a great way to introduce the fundamentals of water safety and get your child water ready in a hurry! The Jump Start Clinic includes five consecutive days of 30-minute swim lessons that focus on everything from teaching the fundamentals of water safety to fine-tuning stroke technique. 
During this camp these are the skills we will be working on
kicking with support
breath control going underwater
gliding
front and back float
simple freestyle
rollover safety skill

**A parent or caregiver will be required to be in the water and participate with their child during this class.

Registration: Registration is required.
Note: Due to Covid-19, class size is limited to three participants. Only one parent/caregiver can attend and is required to a mask upon arrival, but not required to wear one when in the pool. Participants with Down syndrome are encouraged to wear a mask upon arrival, but not required. During this program, we will practice social distancing as much as possible. 
Register

IN-PERSON - Intro to Golf
Ages:
 13 & up
Date: Every Wednesday (May 19 - June 16)
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Meadow Links & Golf Academy, 10999 Mill Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45240
Cost: $20
Description: Join golf professionals from Hamilton County Park District to learn some of the basics of golf!  They will introduce various golf swings and discuss some of the rules and etiquette of the game. Golf clubs and balls will be available for use, but bring your own clubs if you have them. The last week of this clinic will include some time on the course, so time range may be altered!  
Registration: Registration is required.
Note: Due to Covid-19, class size is limited to 10 participants. Masks are required. During this program, we will practice social distancing as much as possible.
Register

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1:1 Tutoring
April 6 - May 20

We want to enhance your student's learning with our one-on-one, individualized tutoring sessions. Therefore, we have worked with our Educational Advisory Board to offer Winter and Spring tutoring! Our tutors are experienced, local special education teachers who customize each learning opportunity to fit their student’s individual needs.
Learn more and register

Discovery Kits
Our new DSAGC Discovery Kits -for all ages- are designed to keep our loved ones with Down syndrome engaged in creating, celebrating and exploring all kinds of activities, topics and themes. Each kit will contain items that help individuals to not only discover and enjoy new interests, but will also provide therapeutic-like opportunities including sensory integration, fine and gross motor skills, and executive function exercises.

Learn more and register

DS/ASD Support Group 
In an effort to support families with loved ones who have or who suspect to have a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (ASD), the DSAGC is offering a newly formed support group for parents and caregivers. The goal of this group is to connect families to help support one another by talking through challenges and successes while guided by a qualified group facilitator. Participants will benefit from the facilitator’s knowledge of strategies to help in extra stressful situations. They will be able to encourage each other as caregivers and can share and learn firsthand about resources to help in the many stages of this journey.
Learn more and register

Community Groups
Connect with other local families who can provide support, information, and be a resource while creating a warm, welcoming, empathetic environment. We have a wide variety of groups by area and interest.
Learn more

Support & Resources
We provide support to our families of all ages and stages in a variety of ways including new family visits, attending IEP meetings as an advocate, aging consultations, and more.
Learn more

Ages 18 & up

VIRTUAL - Martial Arts with Coach Jeff
Ages: 
6 & up
Dates: Second Monday of each month (April 12, May 10, June 14)
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join us from your basement, outside, or wherever you have some space to move, learn and have fun! Coach Jeff Robison will lead you through a variety of moves that will improve balance and coordination.  Learning drills associated with martial arts also helps with body awareness and physical strength.
Registration: Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Register 

 VIRTUAL - Baking with Chef Jordan and Chef Daniel
Ages: 
6 & up
Dates: Tuesday, March 30 (4 – 5 pm)
Tuesday, April 13 (4:30 - 5:30 pm)
Tuesday, May 4 (4:30 - 5:30 pm)
Tuesday, June1 (4:30 - 5:30 pm)
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Maximum Participants: 25 (participation is limited to allow for the best possible learning environment)
Description: Join Chef Jordan & Chef Daniel in this fun virtual baking class where we'll be working on activities of daily living such as measuring, stirring, and other cooking skills.  Our fine motor skills, those involving small muscles of the hands and fingers, will be enhanced while baking up a tasty treat! While we can’t wait to be back together in our DSAGC kitchen, an added bonus of these virtual classes is that you will be practicing cooking in your own kitchen with your own appliances and utensils!
Registration: Registration is required for each individual class to receive ingredient list and Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Cooking with Chef Miles
Ages: 
6 & up
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of every month (March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15)
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Max: 25 (participation is limited to allow for the best possible learning environment)
Description: Join Chef Miles 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: Registration is required for each individual class to receive ingredient list and Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Family Bingo
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Fridays • March 19, April 2, May 14, June 4
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Families of all ages are invited to play a few rounds of Bingo each month! Playing Bingo is fun and also strengthens important skills like recognition, observation, concentration, and turn-taking.
Registration: Registration is required for each individual month to receive the Bingo cards and Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Family Dance Party
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Fridays • March 26, June 18
Time: 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Families of all ages are invited to a themed dance party every month! This is a fun way to start off the weekend with familiar faces.
Registration: Registration is required for each individual dance party to receive the Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Let's Move!
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Second Saturday of the month (April 10, May 8, June 12)
Time: 10 - 10:45 am
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join instructor, Joy Ingram, as she helps Individuals of all ages get moving! Each class will be different with either a Zumba, Cheer, or Hip-Hop focus.
Registration: Registration is required for each individual class to receive the Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - Social Security/SSI: What Every Parent Needs To Know
Ages:
 Parents & Caregivers (all ages)
Date: Wednesday, May 12
Time: 7 - 8 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Join us for a discussion with Social Security expert, Debbie Schwartz. This class is geared towards parents and caregivers looking to learn more about the basics of social security. The topics we will cover are: 
The difference between Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 
The difference between SSI for children and adults. 
How to apply for benefits and important things to keep in mind when applying. 
Special concerns for transition age youth 16-22 
Review additional resources available    
Instructor: Debbie Schwartz, Social Security Consultant
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

VIRTUAL - Creative Expression
Ages:
18 & up
Date: 2nd Wednesday of every month (March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9)
Time: 1:30 – 2:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Max: 10 (participation is limited to allow for the best possible learning environment)
Description: Join Christy Gregg, Adult Matters Coordinator and CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist) and Emma Daniel, Adult Matters Engagement Coordinator from your basement, outside, or wherever you want to take some time to get creative and connect! We will express ourselves through writing, drawing, art and more.
Registration: Registration is required for each individual class to receive supply list and Zoom link.
Register

VIRTUAL - 321 Pizza Party 
Ages:
 18 & up
Date: Saturday, March 20
Time: 6 - 7 pm (Social Club members and Peer Partners log-on early for info meeting)
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with your friends - virtually! Everyone who registers will be mailed a coupon for 1 free pizza from Dominos (which can be redeemed by pickup, not delivery). We will hang out, talk, share some fun ideas on how we can still stay connected, and of course - eat some yummy pizza! 
Registration: Registration is required to receive pizza coupon in the mail. Registration closes March 10.
Register

IN-PERSON - Movie Outing
Ages:
 18 & up
Date: Saturday, April 17
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Cinemark Movie Theater, 3025 Disney St, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Cost: $10
Description: Join us for a social outing - we are renting out a movie theater to watch HAIRSPRAY! The $10 fee will include your ticket into the movie. You will need to bring additional money if you'd like to purchase food or drinks.
Registration: Registration is required.
Note: Due to Covid-19, this social outing is limited to 16 participants. Participants must wear a mask during the outing except when eating or drinking while seated. During this program, we will practice social distancing.
Register

 VIRTUAL - Adult Medical Care Guidelines Discussion
Ages: parents, caregivers, medical professionals, individuals with Down syndrome
Date: Thursday, April 22
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free
Description: The 'GLOBAL Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome' provides one-of-a-kind evidence-based medical recommendations to support clinicians in their care of adults with Down syndrome. Join us for a discussion with three of the guideline's authors.
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

IN-PERSON - Practice with Kitchen Knives
Ages:
 18 & up
Date: Thursday, May 13
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: Tablespoon Cooking Co.,1731 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45220
Cost: $10
Description: Join Chef Jordan & Chef Daniel and learn about how to safely use a knife in the kitchen. Participants will watch demonstrations before practicing the skills individually. Each participant will utilize a variety of kitchen knives and tools in order to cut and prepare foods.
Registration: Registration is required.
Note: Due to Covid-19, this class is limited to 10 participants. Participants must wear a mask during the class and practice social distancing. We will frequently clean and sanitize the area and equipment.
Register

IN-PERSON - Bowling Outing
Ages:
 18 & up
Date: Thursday, June 24
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Western Bowl Strike & Spare 6383 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45211
Cost: $10
Description: Join us for a social outing - we are going bowling! The $5 fee will include 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and a soft drink. 
Registration: Registration is required.
Note: Due to Covid-19, this social outing is limited to 16 participants. Participants must wear a mask during the outing except when eating or drinking while seated. During this program, we will practice social distancing as much as possible. We will also provide hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies on site.
Register

>>>

Discovery Kits
Our new DSAGC Discovery Kits -for all ages- are designed to keep our loved ones with Down syndrome engaged in creating, celebrating and exploring all kinds of activities, topics and themes. Each kit will contain items that help individuals to not only discover and enjoy new interests, but will also provide therapeutic-like opportunities including sensory integration, fine and gross motor skills, and executive function exercises. 
Learn more and register

DS/ASD Support Group 
In an effort to support families with loved ones who have or who suspect to have a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (ASD), the DSAGC is offering a newly formed support group for parents and caregivers. The goal of this group is to connect families to help support one another by talking through challenges and successes while guided by a qualified group facilitator. Participants will benefit from the facilitator’s knowledge of strategies to help in extra stressful situations. They will be able to encourage each other as caregivers and can share and learn firsthand about resources to help in the many stages of this journey.
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Community Groups
Connect with other local families who can provide support, information, and be a resource while creating a warm, welcoming, empathetic environment. We have a wide variety of groups by area and interest.
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Social Clubs
Social clubs serve as an opportunity for our adults with Down syndrome to take a leadership role in planning and implementing their own social activities. These clubs were created to empower adults and increase independence.
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Support & Resources
We provide support to our families of all ages and stages in a variety of ways including new family visits, attending IEP meetings as an advocate, aging consultations, and more.
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1:1 Tutoring

April 6 - May 20
We want to enhance your student's learning with our one-on-one, individualized tutoring sessions. Therefore, we have worked with our Educational Advisory Board to offer Winter and Spring tutoring! Our tutors are experienced, local special education teachers who customize each learning opportunity to fit their student’s individual needs.
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Discovery Kits

Our new DSAGC Discovery Kits -for all ages- are designed to keep our loved ones with Down syndrome engaged in creating, celebrating and exploring all kinds of activities, topics and themes. Each kit will contain items that help individuals to not only discover and enjoy new interests, but will also provide therapeutic-like opportunities including sensory integration, fine and gross motor skills, and executive function exercises. 
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Adult Medical Care Guideline Discussion

The 'GLOBAL Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome' provides one-of-a-kind evidence-based medical recommendations to support clinicians in their care of adults with Down syndrome. Join us for a discussion with three of the guideline's authors.
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DS/ASD Support Group

In an effort to support families with loved ones who have or who suspect to have a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism (ASD), the DSAGC is offering a newly formed support group for parents and caregivers. The goal of this group is to connect families to help support one another by talking through challenges and successes while guided by a qualified group facilitator. Participants will benefit from the facilitator’s knowledge of strategies to help in extra stressful situations. They will be able to encourage each other as caregivers and can share and learn firsthand about resources to help in the many stages of this journey.
Learn more and register

Community Groups

Connect with other local families who can provide support, information, and be a resource while creating a warm, welcoming, empathetic environment. We have a wide variety of groups by area and interest.
Learn more

Social Clubs

Social clubs serve as an opportunity for our adults with Down syndrome to take a leadership role in planning and implementing their own social activities. These clubs were created to empower adults and increase independence.
Learn more

Support & Resources

We provide support to our families of all ages and stages in a variety of ways including new family visits, attending IEP meetings as an advocate, aging consultations, and more.
Learn more