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!

TINY TOTS

DSACC wants to invite our littlest friends with Down syndrome (8 weeks to 5 years) & their parents for some in-person fun!  This is a great opportunity for new families to meet and connect in a fun, casual environment. Some meet ups we will have play and learn opportunities, others will be open play. All Tiny Tots are FREE & fun!
Join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesday morning of the month from 10:30-12:00pm at the DSACC office: 1491 W Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93711

  • May 14 & 28
  • June 11 & 26
  • July 9 & 23
  • August 13 & 27
  • September 10 & 24
BOWLING CLUB

We invite our members 13 & older for a casual bowling meet up the 2nd Monday of every month at Fresno State’s Bowling alley.  This is not a drop off event. We encourage parents to join stick around to bowl and meet others! Please RSVP to info@dsacc.org, or text 559.825.4981 by the Saturday prior

  • 2nd Monday of the Month at 4pm (NEW TIME)
  • Bulldog Bowl: 5280 N Jackson Avenue Fresno, Ca 93740 (on Fresno State's Campus)
  • Thanks to a generous donor- bowling is FREE!
Summer Improv Camp for Teens!

 

An amazing & action packed mini camp that promises to awaken the silly & confidence in anyone! Using improvisation to build skills that will greatly improve social, workplace and lifetime opportunities in those with developmental disabilities.  This program is for individuals 10-14 yrs.  Camp takes place over 1 week- 3 sessions from 10:30-1pm. Location TBD but it will be in Fresno, CA

Cost $100.  Scholarships Available!

REGISTER HERE for Session 1: July 9-13
REGISTER HERE for Session 2: July 23-25

COMING UP...

PARENT2PARENT

Welcome back! P2P is an all-ages parent connection & support group. New parents, experienced parents, and everyone in between- we welcome you to join the conversation with your tips and tricks, challenges and successes, and maybe we a few new things along the way.

This group meets in-person the first Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30pm at the DSACC office: 1491 W Shaw Avenue Fresno, CA 93711

  • June 5, 2024: Dad's edition- EPIC Nerf battle and pizza dinner with the kiddos! At The Well- Figarden Campus. 4545 N Palm Avenue Fresno. $5 per attendee- register HERE
  • No July Meeting

SOUTH VALLEY GROUP

This early start group offers emotional support, connections and education for families touched by a disability (not just Down syndrome!). Meetings are facilitated by DSACC & Bright Start staff.  The purpose is to connect new friends and old, gain valuable tools and support for a variety of topics relating to raising a child with a disability.

When: First Thursday of the month, from 10:00-11:00 am unless otherwise noted
Where: Zoom! Please contact Stephanie Caldera at Bright Start- scaldera@tcoe.org, (559) 740-4321 ext. 6528 to register for the virtual meeting.

  • June 6, 2024
  • No July Meeting

GRUPO APOYO

Grupo Apoyo is an all-ages parent connection & support group. New parents, experienced parents, and everyone in between- we welcome you to join the conversation with your tips and tricks, challenges and successes, and maybe we learn a few new things along the way.

Grupo meets the second Wednesday each month from 6-7:30pm in-person at the DSACC office: 1491 W Shaw Avenue Fresno

  • June 5, 2024: Celebration of Dad! The whole family is invited to join the celebration
  • No July Meeting

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.