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Classes, Socials, and Workshops

The purpose of the DSAGC programming is to facilitate intentional opportunities for personal growth.  All of our programs are led by certified professionals and/or qualified experts in their field. In addition, we provide volunteers for natural support and encouragement. We want everyone to feel welcome at our programs. We will gladly work with you and/or your loved one to provide the most successful environment for learning or socializing.


Empowerment Classes

Empowerment classes are offered to individuals with Down syndrome of all ages and abilities. These classes are offered on a quarterly basis and may include sign language, kitchen skills, physical therapy, art skills, music therapy, and much more. The purpose of our Empowerment Classes is to truly empower participants to learn a new skill or partake in a new activity. All of our classes have defined learning objectives and are led by certified professionals and/or experts in their field. In addition, we provide volunteers for natural support and encouragement. We want everyone to feel welcome at our programs. We will gladly work with you and/or your loved one to provide the most successful environment for learning or socializing.

Classes typically meet weekly over a 4-6 week period. In general, there is a $20 fee for an entire series of classes and registration is required. We offer financial assistance through our Community Participation Fund (click here). If you have additional questions about payment, please reach out to your Program Coordinator. We would be more than happy to assist you.

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Personal Development Classes

These classes are just one day and designed specifically for adults with Down syndrome to learn and/or practice a specific skill to foster personal growth.  These topics may include Voting, Internet Safety, Introducing Yourself, Laundry,  Using a Smart Phone, and more! This is a new initiative, so currently, we offer one Personal Development class each quarter. If well received, we hope to offer a different class each month for all ages.

To keep the price reasonable for our adults with Down syndrome, our Personal Development Classes cost $5 to attend. We offer financial assistance through our Community Participation Fund (click here). If you have additional questions about payment, please reach out to your Program Coordinator. We would be more than happy to assist you.

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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.

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21 Series

On the 21st of each month, we host an educational workshop for parents, community professionals, relatives, and advocates (ages 15 & up). Workshop topics change each month and local experts present in their area of expertise. Some 21 Series topics include Sensory Processing, Puberty, Healthcare Transitions, and much more! All of our 21 Series are FREE to attend, but registration is required.

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Buddy Up Tennis®

Buddy Up Tennis® is a 90-minute clinic consisting of 60 minutes of professional tennis instruction and 30 minutes of fitness conditioning, for Athletes ages 5 and over. Each of our Athletes is partnered with a volunteer Buddy to maximize their experience. Buddies are required to be at least 14 years old, enthusiastic, energetic and ready to have fun! No tennis experience is required. All Athletes receive a team shirt.

All sessions take place from 4 - 5:30 PM at the Club at Harper's
Point, 8675 E Kemper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249.
Ages 5 & up

January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18, May 2, May 16,  May 30, June 13

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Signature Events

Summer Tutoring

iCan Bike Camp

Adult Retreats

Some of these resources were created by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (DSAGC). If you work for an outside organization or live outside the Greater Cincinnati area, please consider making a donation so we can maintain updated resources.