Be sure to check our calendar for times and locations of upcoming events!
This (all ages) group offers emotional support, insight, and understanding to parents of children with any special needs. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month from 6-8 pm (NEW TIME!) at the DSACC office. Meetings are led by Carolyn Tellalian, LCSW. Please know that this group is open to parents and caregivers to a child or adult with ANY disability and a valuable resource for support. Childcare provided. Spanish Translator can be provided if notified in advance. Please RSVP if you will be bringing a child or need a translator. Contact us at 559.228.0411, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wednesday, June 5, 2019: Deaf and Hard of Hearing presentation
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Meeting ID: 291 892 764
Serious Saturday Fun!
We are back with some serious fun planned and we kick it off with an all-day marathon of activities
at Oso de Oro Park! Siblings welcome! Oso de Oro Park: 5550 N Forkner Fresno, CA 93711
Saturday, June 1, 2019
- Mini Me’s (birth-8yrs & parents): meet up 9-10:30am
- Tweeny Boppers: (9-17yrs & parents) meet up 11:00-12:30
- Rock Stars (18 & over with Ds- no parents allowed!): meet up 1:00-3:00pm
Sib & Sib Summer Camps!
We are not able to host our usual Sib Camps this year but instead, will be hosting Sib & Sib Summer Camp!
Siblings with or without a diagnosis ages 6-13 are invited to join us for a 3-day camp filled with crafts, activities, games and lots of fun! Space will be limited to 10 kiddos per session. May register for 1 or both camp sessions.
$15 per kid, Camp is held at the DSACC Office: 1491 W Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93711
- Session 1- Dive with us Under the Sea! Tuesday, June 11-13 from 9:30 am to 12:00pm
- Session 2- Somewhere over the rainbow! Tuesday, June 18-20 from 9:30 am to12:00 pm
Monterey Aquarium Free to Learn Trip
We are thrilled to announce that DSACC has been granted a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium through their Free to Learn program this year! So mark your calendars! We will be taking up to 65 individuals to Monterey on Thursday, July 25, 2019!
$5 per person. Scholarships are available!
For information on how to receive a scholarship, please contact Jennifer or Joana at 559.228.0411
Cost includes transportation to and from Monterey plus entrance into the Aquarium. Individuals will be responsible for their own lunch, snacks and drinks. Bus leaves DSACC office promptly at 7:30am and will return approx. 6:30pm.
We will be picnicking on the beach prior to the Aquarium visit so please pack items you may need to sit or play in the sand (or a change of clothes for our sand lovers!). Space is limited so reserve your spot today! Seats are first come, first serve.
Fishing with Make a Difference Outdoors
Saturday, June 22 from 9:00-3:00pm
Sanger, CA, RSVP for address and directions
Food and Drink provided, fishing gear & instruction also provided!
Enjoy a morning sitting on the banks of a local, private pond in Sanger, CA covered in shade and fish the day away with Making a Difference Outdoors. A great way to connect as a family and have a wonderful summer outing!
DSACC is excited to announce it’s next session of RELATIONSHIP TRAINING for high school students and young adults, funded in part by a grant from the Fansler Foundation.
People with developmental disabilities are the victims of sexual, physical and verbal abuse at a rate that is alarmingly higher than their peers without a developmental disability. A primary objective of this course is to empower our loved ones with the information and coping mechanisms to prevent becoming a victim of sexual abuse. Overall, the course will provide information about relationships; the boundaries and responsibilities associated with them in a teaching setting that will respect participants different learning styles and abilities.
The curriculum includes lessons about different kinds of feelings and behaviors that occur in each kind of relationship, as well as discussions about appropriate public and private talk. We’ll explore how relationships grow and move from friendship to a partner/sweetheart, and learn ways to talk about feelings and solve problems when in a relationship. The class will also explore how to identify if your relationship has gone bad and examine ways to end a relationship and deal with your feelings in a healthy way. Family values and sensitivity are of utmost concern and if concerns or specific issues surface during the course, it will be important to share those with either of the course facilitators. Throughout this course, participants will have topics that are designed to promote and encourage family discussions. We hope that you will support this process and be an active participant!
Visalia Relationship Training: Stay tuned for Fall Dates!
Relationship Book Club!
This 10 session book club will tackle the book “Boyfriends + Girlfriends, a Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities” by Terri Couwenhoven, M.S. Funded in part by a grant from the Sierra Grant. Each week facilitator Susan Akbiyikian will take the group through discussions, exercises and different chapters of relationships from the book. The ability to read is not necessary. This program is for adults 18 yrs and older with developmental disabilities.
Stay tuned for Fall dates!