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Summer Programs

June, July, August, September

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.

Updated Mask Policy for Programs and Events

Indoors (DSAGC Office / Empowerment Center): Masks are required for all caregivers, staff, and volunteers. Those with Down syndrome are encouraged to wear a mask, but not required. 
Outdoors: Masks are not required unless social distancing is unable to be maintained. Please be respectful of social distancing at all times. 
Note: If the program or event takes place at a different establishment, the DSAGC will adhere to that venue’s mask policy and participants will be notified in advance. However, masks will still be worn by staff and volunteers if social distancing is unable to be maintained with the exception of actively eating or drinking. 

Classes & Socials

Age 0 – 5

Weekly Circle Time with Mrs. Maggie
Ages:
 0 - 5
Date: weekly every Thursday (June 3rd - August 26th)
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

 Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH) Information Session 
Ages: Parents/Caregivers with children ages 0 - 22
Date: Wednesday, August 11th  
Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Description: The Children with Medical Handicaps program (CMH) is a healthcare program within the Ohio Department of Health. It links families of children with special healthcare needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payments for needed medical services. The presentation will provide families information about the different programs within CMH, eligibility criteria, and enrollment process.
Learning Objectives for this Class:
1. Differentiate between the Diagnostic and Treatment programs
2. Understand medical and financial eligibility
3. Become knowledgeable of the application process
Instructor: Jennifer Combs, RN, BSN, CCM - Field Nurse Case Manager, Ohio Department of Health Children with Medical Handicaps Program
Registration: Registration is required and closes August 4.
Register

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 (age 2 & up) are encouraged to wear a mask upon arrival, but not required. During this program, we will practice social distancing as much as possible. 
Register

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 (10 am until dusk.) 
Registration: Registration is closed. Contact MaggieR@dsagc.com if you'd like to join!
Note: For this event, we are following the park's Covid-19 policies. Masks are required indoors as well as outdoors if you cannot maintain social distancing of 6 ft.

 Feeding Skills Workshop 
Ages: Parents/Caregivers 6 mo. – 5
Date: Thursday, July 22nd
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Big Blue Canopy 11230 Cornell Park Dr, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Cost: Free
Description: Join our SLP, Jessie, and OT, Katie, to focus on the development of oral sensory motor skills to support safe, nutritive, and socially acceptable feeding skills in kids with Down syndrome. Please bring your child's favorite cups, utensils and "problem" foods for a free consult.
Learning Objectives for this class will be:
1. Transitioning from a bottle to straw/sippy/open cups
2. Introducing solid foods
3. Spoon feeding/ Using utensils/ Cup holding
Instructor: Jessica Silverman, MA, CCC-SLP and Katy Illingworth, MOTR/L
Registration: Registration is required.
Note: There will be childcare available on site during the class for parents who need to bring their child. You must note on the registration if you plan to bring your child with you. This class will be directed towards the parents and caregivers - education/ Q&A and brainstorming ideas to help them problem solve their challenges. If the child is present and there is something specific that they need to share with the therapist, that can be addressed as well. If parents have specific questions/problems they’d like to address we will ask to have this information before the class to help guide the discussion better. 
Register

  Back to School Bash  
Ages:
 Families (ages 3 - 22)
Date: Friday, August 6th
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Kirkwood Adventure Park, 5719 West State Route 73, Wilmington, Ohio  45177
Cost: Free - each registrant will also receive a $5 voucher for food at Adventure Park’s concession stand.
Description: Join us for a back-to-school bash at Kirkwood Adventure Park (powered by Matthew 25 Ministries).  Explore your adventurous side as you challenge yourself on their thrilling outdoor activities, including their exciting Canopy Trail, expanded AquaGlide Obstacle Course, and many more activities that will make you want to come back time and time again. 
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

  Sign Language for Beginners  
Family focused signs to help build communication at home

Ages: Parent/Child ages 0 - 5
Date: Thursdays, September 2nd – 30th
Time: 5:30 - 6:15 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center/Hatton Community Room
Cost: $20
Description: This will be a fun, basic sign language class. An opportunity for children and families to learn every day signs to help build communication at home. We will also use some songs to help learn and practice the new vocabulary.
Learning Objectives for this class:
1. Families will learn 10-15 new signs to help build communication skills at home
2. Families will learn a new song(s) to help remember and practice the signs at home
3. Parents and Children will build social and communication skills while learning in a small group environment
Instructor: Rachel James, M.A. in ASL/English Interpretation/Interpreter
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

  Music Therapy  
Ages: Parent/Child ages 0 - 2 & 3 - 5
Date: every Tuesday (August 3rd - 31st) 
Time: (0-2) 5:30-6:15, (3-5) 6:30-7:15
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center/Hatton Community Room
Cost: $20
Description:  It's time for “Fun in the Sun” music making! In this class, parents and children will interact through instrument exploration, learning new songs, movement, and sensory exploration. All while working towards developmental milestones in communication, social and motor skills.
Learning Objectives for this Class:
1. Work on communication and social skills by learning to receive and share instruments.
2. Strengthen motor skills through instrument exploration including grasping, blowing, shaking, movement, etc.
3. Bond with other peers and parents as you learn in a small group setting
Instructor: Keys for Success, LLC
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

  DSAGC Running Group  
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Tuesdays and Saturdays (Sept 14 - October 26) | Flying Pig is on October 30
Time: Tuesdays 6 - 7pm | Saturdays 10 - 11am
Location: DSAGC Office
Cost: $20
Description:  Join the DSAGC running/walking group led by, Mike Smith "Smitty", for a 6-week training program leading up to the Pigabilities Race (which is part of the Flying Pig Marathon). He will focus on many aspects of health and exercise, especially walking and running techniques. Any level of fitness may join, so please register with a friend or relative who is at your same pace, so you can enjoy the training course safely together.
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

 Family Bingo
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Fridays • June 4, July 9, August 13, September 24
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

 Family Dance Party
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Fridays • June 18 & September 10
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

Let's Move!
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Saturday, 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 has closed for this event. Please contact EmmaD@dsagc.com if you'd like to join.

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Family Summer Bash
Sunday, July 11
This year, our annual Summer Picnic will be held at Coney Island as part of our 40th anniversary celebration! Don’t miss out - our Summer Bash is sure to make a splash! Attendees will have access to the entire park and be treated to a tented lunch and afternoon snack.
Learn more and register

 Open Hangout 
Our Empowerment Center is now available for Open Hangout! This is an opportunity for you, your family, and friends to utilize the space in your own way and at no cost. You will have access to the entire center, including the Sensory Room. The Empowerment Center is furnished with therapeutic equipment, a rock wall, swings, trampolines, climbing mats, toys, games, and electronics. Open Hangout is available for all ages and abilities!
Learn more and register 


DSAGC Night at the Florence Y'alls
Sunday, July 25 | 3 pm
UC Health Stadium Florence, KY

Join our DSAGC community for a fun night cheering on the Florence Y’alls! The DSAGC Cheer Squad will perform before the game, and we will have a reserved section near the family-fun area. The theme of the Florence Y’all’s game is “Christmas in July”! A portion of these discounted tickets goes back to the DSAGC. Note, you will not receive a physical ticket. Names will be on a roster upon entering the game.
Get your tickets

 Fearless Photography Day  
Saturday, September 25
Photography Day is an opportunity for you and your family to get pictures taken by a professional photographer. Following your session, you will receive all the photos digitally at no cost to you. This opportunity is FREE to DSAGC families, but registration is required. Space is limited and fills on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration date will be announced this summer - stay tuned!

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

Baking with Chef Jordan and Chef Daniel
Ages:
6 & up
Dates: Tuesdays | July 6, August 10, and September 21
Time: 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

Cooking with Chef Miles
Ages:
6 & up
Dates: 3rd Thursday of every month | July 15, August 19, September 16
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

  Intro to Girl Scouts  
Ages:
 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
Date: every Wednesday (July 7, 14, 21, 28, and Aug 4)
Time: 10 – 11am
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center
Cost: $20
Description: Girl Scouts is the perfect way for girls to learn new life skills and step out of their comfort zone. With our unique programming, we give girls the tools they need, so they can take on any challenge that life throws at them. Nothing can stop you when you’re a Girl Scout. 
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

  Back to School Bash  
Ages:
 Families (ages 3 - 22)
Date: Friday, August 6th
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Kirkwood Adventure Park, 5719 West State Route 73, Wilmington, Ohio  45177
Cost: Free - each registrant will also receive a $5 voucher for food at Adventure Park’s concession stand.
Description: Join us for a back-to-school bash at Kirkwood Adventure Park (powered by Matthew 25 Ministries).  Explore your adventurous side as you challenge yourself on their thrilling outdoor activities, including their exciting Canopy Trail, expanded AquaGlide Obstacle Course, and many more activities that will make you want to come back time and time again. 
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

 Volleyball Camp  
Ages:
 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
Dates: everyday, July 13 - 16
Time: 6 - 12 (6:30 - 7:30 pm) | 13 - 17 (7:30 - 8:30 pm)
Location: St. Margaret of York, 9495 Columbia Rd, Loveland, OH  45140
Cost: $20
Description: Come learn the basics of volleyball! While on the court, participants will work with volunteers to complete drills and exercises related to volleyball including basic passing, setting, hitting, and serving. There is no prior experience necessary. We are here to help everyone learn the game!
Registration: Registration is required.
Note: Due to Covid-19, class size is limited to 8 participants per session. Masks are encouraged. During this program, we will practice social distancing as much as possible.
Register

  DSAGC Running Group  
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Tuesdays and Saturdays (Sept 14 - October 26) | Flying Pig is on October 30
Time: Tuesdays 6 - 7pm | Saturdays 10 - 11am
Location: DSAGC Office
Cost: $20
Description:  Join the DSAGC running/walking group led by, Mike Smith "Smitty", for a 6 week training program leading up to the Pigabilities Race (which is part of the Flying Pig Marathon). He will focus on many aspects of health and exercise, especially walking and running techniques. Any level of fitness may join, so please register with a friend or relative who is at your same pace so you can enjoy the training course safely together.
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

 Family Bingo
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Fridays • June 4, July 9, August 13, September 24
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

 Family Dance Party
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Fridays • June 18 & September 10
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

Let's Move!
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Saturday, 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 has closed for this event. Please contact EmmaD@dsagc.com if you'd like to join.

 Putt Putt League  
Ages: 13 and up
Date: 7-week series, every Tuesday - June 22nd- August 3rd   
Time: 5 - 7pm
Location: World of Golf 7400 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042
Cost: $80 per team
Description: Gather a group of FOUR and join us for our first-ever Putt Putt League! Each foursome will play six games. Rules will be reviewed prior to starting on the first night. On the last night, we will have an after-party with pizza, drinks, and DJ Brody Flynn! Participants are required to find and coordinate their own team. We ask that all Putt Putt foursomes include at least one adult with Down syndrome.
Register

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Family Summer Bash
Sunday, July 11
This year, our annual Summer Picnic will be held at Coney Island as part of our 40th anniversary celebration! Don’t miss out - our Summer Bash is sure to make a splash! Attendees will have access to the entire park and be treated to a tented lunch and afternoon snack.
Learn more and register

Open Hangout
Our Empowerment Center is now available for Open Hangout! This is an opportunity for you, your family, and friends to utilize the space in your own way and at no cost. You will have access to the entire center, including the Sensory Room. The Empowerment Center is furnished with therapeutic equipment, a rock wall, swings, trampolines, climbing mats, toys, games, and electronics. Open Hangout is available for all ages and abilities!
Learn more and register 

 Summer Tutoring
Tuesdays and Thursdays in July

Our summer tutoring program is offered to expand learning time for children with Down syndrome. It is led by high-quality certified special education instructors. The tutoring program will be individualized and customized via parent/caregiver desires. There will be 2 certified special education teachers and 6 educational aides (students who are in college for special education or current district para professionals) per session.
Learn more and register


DSAGC Night at the Florence Y'alls
Sunday, July 25 | 3 pm
UC Health Stadium Florence, KY

Join our DSAGC community for a fun night cheering on the Florence Y’alls! The DSAGC Cheer Squad will perform before the game, and we will have a reserved section near the family-fun area. The theme of the Florence Y’all’s game is “Christmas in July”! A portion of these discounted tickets goes back to the DSAGC. Note, you will not receive a physical ticket. Names will be on a roster upon entering the game.
Get your tickets

 Fearless Photography Day 
Saturday, September 25
Photography Day is an opportunity for you and your family to get pictures taken by a professional photographer. Following your session, you will receive all the photos digitally at no cost to you. This opportunity is FREE to DSAGC families, but registration is required. Space is limited and fills on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration date will be announced this summer - stay tuned!

 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

Baking with Chef Jordan and Chef Daniel
Ages:
6 & up
Dates: Tuesdays | July 6, August 10, and September 21
Time: 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

Cooking with Chef Miles
Ages:
6 & up
Dates: 3rd Thursday of every month | July 15, August 19, September 16
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

 Putt Putt Outing 
Ages: 18 & up
Date: Saturday, August 21st  
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Location: General Custard’s 3325 Westbourne Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45248
Cost: $10
Description: Come join us for a game of putt putt and ice cream as we say goodbye to summer! Social clubs will be encouraged to use this as their monthly outing for August. We encourage you to attend if you are interested in joining a social club, too!
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

 Arts & Apps 
Ages: 18 & up
Date: Saturday, September 18th  
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center 
Cost: $10
Description: Join us for an evening of art and apps! Each person will get to paint and decoupage a box into a stunning piece of art  to take home! Appetizers and refreshments will be provided! Come and enjoy this fun night with us!
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

 Creative Expression 
Ages: 18 & up
Date: 1st  Wednesday of every month (July 7th, August 4th & September 1st)
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 Daniels, Adult Matters Engagement Coordinator, 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

Knife Skills with Chef Jordan and Chef Daniel
Ages: 18 & up
Dates: Saturday, July 10th   
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Location:  Tablespoon Cooking Co. | 1719 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45220
Cost: $10
Maximum Participants: 12 (participation is limited to allow for the best possible learning environment)
Description: Join Chef Jordan & Chef Daniel in this in-person class that will allow you to gain skills and safety about using a knife. Participants will learn about and watch demonstrations, before practicing the skills individually. Participants will also learn knife skills on a variety of items in order to understand which techniques are best to utilize and when. Each participant will be utilizing a variety of kitchen knives and tools in order to cut and prepare foods.
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

 DSAGC Running Group  
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Tuesdays and Saturdays (Sept 14 - October 26) | Flying Pig is on October 30
Time: Tuesdays 6 - 7pm | Saturdays 10 - 11am
Location: DSAGC Office
Cost: $20
Description:  Join the DSAGC running/walking group led by, Mike Smith "Smitty", for a 6 week training program leading up to the Pigabilities Race (which is part of the Flying Pig Marathon). He will focus on many aspects of health and exercise, especially walking and running techniques. Any level of fitness may join, so please register with a friend or relative who is at your same pace so you can enjoy the training course safely together.
Registration: Registration is required.
Register

 Family Bingo
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Fridays • June 4, July 9, August 13, September 24
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

 Family Dance Party
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Fridays • June 18 & September 10
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

Let's Move!
Ages:
 all ages
Date: Saturday, 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 has closed for this event. Please contact EmmaD@dsagc.com if you'd like to join.

 Putt Putt League  
Ages: 13 and up
Date: 7-week series, every Tuesday - June 22nd- August 3rd   
Time: 5 pm - 7 pm
Location: World of Golf 7400 Woodspoint Dr, Florence, KY 41042
Cost: $80 per team
Description: Gather a group of FOUR and join us for our first-ever Putt Putt League! Each foursome will play six games. Rules will be reviewed prior to starting on the first night. On the last night, we will have an after-party with pizza, drinks, and DJ Brody Flynn! Participants are required to find and coordinate their own team. We ask that all Putt Putt foursomes include at least one adult with Down syndrome.
Register

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 closed for this event. If you'd like to be placed on the waiting list, contact EmmaD@dsagc.com.
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.

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Family Summer Bash
Sunday, July 11
This year, our annual Summer Picnic will be held at Coney Island as part of our 40th anniversary celebration! Don’t miss out - our Summer Bash is sure to make a splash! Attendees will have access to the entire park and be treated to a tented lunch and afternoon snack.
Learn more and register

Open Hangout
Our Empowerment Center is now available for Open Hangout! This is an opportunity for you, your family, and friends to utilize the space in your own way and at no cost. You will have access to the entire center, including the Sensory Room. The Empowerment Center is furnished with therapeutic equipment, a rock wall, swings, trampolines, climbing mats, toys, games, and electronics. Open Hangout is available for all ages and abilities!
Learn more and register 

DSAGC Night at the Florence Y'alls
Sunday, July 25 | 3 pm
UC Health Stadium Florence, KY

Join our DSAGC community for a fun night cheering on the Florence Y’alls! The DSAGC Cheer Squad will perform before the game, and we will have a reserved section near the family-fun area. The theme of the Florence Y’all’s game is “Christmas in July”! A portion of these discounted tickets goes back to the DSAGC. Note, you will not receive a physical ticket. Names will be on a roster upon entering the game.
Get your tickets

 Fearless Photography Day  
Saturday, September 25
Photography Day is an opportunity for you and your family to get pictures taken by a professional photographer. Following your session, you will receive all the photos digitally at no cost to you. This opportunity is FREE to DSAGC families, but registration is required. Space is limited and fills on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration date will be announced this summer - stay tuned!

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.
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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 Summer Tutoring

Tuesdays and Thursdays in July
As the school year ends, many students look forward to a break from the structure, expectations and demands of school. However, students with special needs, are at higher risk of experiencing difficulty in retaining skills learned through the academic school year after extended time off from school, such as summer months or spring break. This is commonly referred to as “the summer slide.” These extended interruptions break the rhythm of instruction, lead to forgetting, and require a significant amount of review of material when students return.

Ultimately, the student's skills regress. Likewise, recoupment (i.e. regaining skills lost over such periods of time) may take longer. This cycle of regression/recoupment poses a hindrance to our children's academic success. Our summer tutoring program is offered to expand learning time for children with Down syndrome. It is led by high-quality certified special education instructors. The tutoring program will be individualized and customized via parent/caregiver desires. There will be 2 certified special education teachers and 6 educational aides (students who are in college for special education or current district para professionals) per session.
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Family Summer Bash

Sunday, July 11
This year, our annual Summer Picnic will be held at Coney Island as part of our 40th anniversary celebration! Don’t miss out - our Summer Bash is sure to make a splash! Attendees will have access to the entire park and be treated to a tented lunch and afternoon snack.
Learn more and register

Open Hangout

Our Empowerment Center is now available for Open Hangout! This is an opportunity for you, your family, and friends to utilize the space in your own way and at no cost. You will have access to the entire center, including the Sensory Room. The Empowerment Center is furnished with therapeutic equipment, a rock wall, swings, trampolines, climbing mats, toys, games, and electronics. Open Hangout is available for all ages and abilities!
Learn more and register 

DSAGC Night at the Florence Y'alls

Sunday, July 25 | 3 pm
UC Health Stadium Florence, KY

Join our DSAGC community for a fun night cheering on the Florence Y’alls! The DSAGC Cheer Squad will perform before the game, and we will have a reserved section near the family-fun area. The theme of the Florence Y’all’s game is “Christmas in July”! A portion of these discounted tickets goes back to the DSAGC. Note, you will not receive a physical ticket. Names will be on a roster upon entering the game.
Get your tickets

Fearless Photography Day

Saturday, September 25
Photography Day is an opportunity for you and your family to get pictures taken by a professional photographer. Following your session, you will receive all the photos digitally at no cost to you. This opportunity is FREE to DSAGC families, but registration is required. Space is limited and fills on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration date will be announced this summer - stay tuned!

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