Upcoming Programs

DSACC hosts numerous events & programs throughout the year for members and the community at large to help educate, support, create social opportunities, and raise awareness of the value and potential of those touched by Down syndrome or other developmental and cognitive diagnosis'. 

Programs and events include Relationship Training, Sib Shops, Play Groups, Support Groups, two major fundraisers and much more!

Coming Up

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DATING 101

Dating 101: Is your young adult showing interest in dating, currently dating, or are you wanting a relationship for them?  

In this 6-week workshop parents and their young adults (ages 14-22 yrs old) with developmental disabilities will dissect the in’s & outs of dating/relationships...from logistics to emotions- this workshop will help your young adult & you for this next phase of growing up. It will also cover general hygiene concepts as well.

Participants will use the book “Boyfriends & Girlfriends” by Terri Couwenhoven as a guide throughout this workshop to prepare them for dating. Facilitated by Susan Akbiyikian, master psychologist, this workshop will have the group engaged in activities and conversations promoting growth and preparation for this next big chapter of life. 

  • $30 per parent/student pair (includes snacks and a copy of the materials used) *Scholarships available
  • Meets every Wednesday from 3:00- 4:00 pm for 6 consecutive weeks.
  • Beginning July 15, 2020
  • Location: DSACC Office 1491 W Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93711
  • Participants must wear face masks or shield (DSACC will supply if needed), and temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
  • Limited to 8 people

REGISTER HERE

 

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RELATIONSHIPS 101- ADULTS

Relationships 101- Adults

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 and provide our loved ones with the information and coping mechanisms to prevent becoming a victim of abuse and help educate them about the ins and outs of relationships of all kinds.

Facilitated by Susan Akbiyikian, master psychologist, participants will cover a variety of topics including making friends, recognizing different types of relationships and if a relationship has gone bad, appropriate public and private behaviors. This course is open to any diagnosis and persons 18 & older.

  • $20 per student (includes snacks and a copy of the materials used) *Scholarships available
  • Meets every Wednesday from 4:15- 5:15 pm for 6 consecutive weeks beginning July 15, 2020. 
  • Location: DSACC Office 1491 W Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93711
  • Participants must wear face masks or shield (DSACC will supply if needed), and temperatures will be taken upon arrival.
  • Limited to 6 participants

REGISTER HERE

 

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Virtual Sib Shop!

Calling all siblings ages 7 -12 years old! We want to see your faces at our first ever Virtual Sib Shop! 

Sib Shops recognize the challenges and emotions of having a sibling with a disability. Through games and activities kids are able to open up and acknowledge all the emotions they are feeling. This workshop is for the sibling without the diagnosis.

Friday, July 10th, 2020 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM.

Parents, we want every child to feel like they can share anything with us without having to worry about anyone at home listening to what they say. We recommend finding your kiddo a quiet space with as much privacy as possible while they are on Zoom with us.

To register, please contact Joana at om@dsacc.org, or call 559.228.0411

Calendar

05aug3:00 pm4:00 pmDating 101 for teens & parents

05aug6:00 pm8:00 pmParent2Parent

05aug10:17 pm10:17 pmRelationships 101 for Adults

12aug3:00 pm4:00 pmDating 101 for teens & parents

12aug6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

12aug10:17 pm10:17 pmRelationships 101 for Adults

19aug3:00 pm4:00 pmDating 101 for teens & parents

19aug10:17 pm10:17 pmRelationships 101 for Adults

26aug3:00 pm4:00 pmDating 101 for teens & parents

26aug10:17 pm10:17 pmRelationships 101 for Adults

05sep6:00 pm8:00 pmParent2Parent

09sep6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

05oct6:00 pm8:00 pmParent2Parent

14oct6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

17oct10:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedStep Up for Down Syndrome 2020

05nov6:00 pm8:00 pmParent2Parent

11nov6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

05dec6:00 pm8:00 pmParent2Parent

09dec6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

05jan6:00 pm8:00 pmParent2Parent

13jan6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

05feb6:00 pm8:00 pmParent2Parent

10feb6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

10mar6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

14apr6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

12may6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

09jun6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

14jul6:00 pm8:00 pmGrupo Apoyo

OUR MISSION

To enhance the quality of life for all people whose lives are touched by Down syndrome.

OUR VISION

We envision a community that demonstrates acceptance, inclusion and appreciation for those who have Down syndrome.

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