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!
South Valley Group- we are headed to Sensory Rock for our August Meeting instead of a virtual meet up for our families with kiddos 5 & Under.
- Thursday, August 4, 2022- 10:00-11:00 am Sensory Rock Play Date! You MUST RSVP for this group outing by August 1.
- $5 per kiddo, Siblings welcome too $5 per sib, Parents Free. Parents, please let older siblings know they need to watch out for the littles!
- RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE
Sign their waiver in advance please! https://sensoryrock.aluvii.com/employee/Waiver/SignWaiver2?waiverId=2
$18 per ticket & includes Grizzlies Hat! You will get your tickets in advance (depending on when you order them), if purchased the week of the game your tickets will be at will-call. Hats will be given out at the game.
Seats are in Section 123, Rows 1-5, seats 1-10 Get your tickets HERE
The years leading up to and into puberty can cause anxiety for many families as their child's development forces the realization and inevitability of adulthood.
This workshop is for parents with a child/teen who has an intellectual or developmental disability. Terri will focus on the common questions and concerns identified by parents of children and teens between the ages of 9 and 15 years old.
Terri Couwenhoven MS, CSE is a well-known certified sex educator and author, specializing in the design and implementation of sexuality programs and resources for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who support them. Her gentle, matter-of-fact approach combined with extensive knowledge and experience make her a popular speaker with self-advocates, parents, and professionals around the country.
Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls- we welcome you back to DSACC’s annual family festival! An evening filled with fun, the chance to meet up new friends and old, eat some food, play some games and have a roarin’ good time. Come dressed up as your favorite circus performer! You can be a lion tamer, clown, gymnast… or even the lion!
Friday, September 16, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm at The Well Church Fig Garden- lawn area: 4545 Palm Avenue Fresno, CA
$5 per person, Kids 1 & younger- FREE
Calling all princesses and princes! We are excited to bring back South Valley’s Family Festival for a Disney themed party! Join us for an evening filled with fun, the chance to meet up new friends and old, eat some food, play and explore the happiest place in Visalia!
Friday, September 23, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm at Imagine U Children’s Museum: 210 N Tipton Avenue Visalia, CA
$5 per person, Kids 1 & younger- FREE
Park & Play
We have heard you and are excited to bring families back together for a monthly Park & Play program. Pack some snacks, water, the kids and meet us at the park!
We welcome both Spanish & English-speaking families to meet DSACC the first Saturday of the month for some family fun.• When: first Saturday of every month from 10:00- 11:00 am
• Where: The Well Church- Fig Garden campus, lawn area (off Gettysburg) 4545 N Palm, Fresno 93704
Strollin' & Rollin'
One of the most important aspects of our organization is bringing our Ds community together. So in honor of that- we invite parents of new kiddos as well as parents with older kiddos, and our adults with Ds to get out and walk with us every Tuesday morning!
Meet at the Art of Life Healing Garden sign in Woodward Park at 9:00 am every Tuesday before heading out to walk around Woodward Park.
**Folks in attendance can decide the route that morning. Please note, there is a park entrance fee to park inside Woodward Park. Or you can park in the shopping center across Friant and walk in free. The Art of Life Healing Garden is at the Fort Washington/Friant entrance of Woodward Park.
This is NOT a formally organized event- DSACC staff may not always be in attendance, but it is a great opportunity to get out, move, and meet new friends. If you decide to stroll with us, please observe social distancing and wear a mask whenever possible.
To enhance the quality of life for all people whose lives are touched by Down syndrome.
We envision a community that demonstrates acceptance, inclusion and appreciation for those who have Down syndrome.