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!


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

  • March 12 only
  • April 9 & 23
  • May 14 & 28

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!
The Improvaneer Method uses improvisation to build skills in individuals with developmental disabilities that will greatly increase social, workplace, and lifetime opportunities.  The program is an action-packed, super fun, amazing opportunity for any friend with a developmental disability.
The key skills we are focused on building in this course are: Quick & Creative Thinking, Problem Solving, Attention to detail, Focus, Listening, Eye Contact, Voice Projection, Teamwork, Character Development, and Self Confidence.
This is a 5 week session that meets every Monday and Wednesday each week from 4:30-5:45pm at the DSACC Office.
  • April 17, 22, 24, 29 May 1, 6, 8, 14, 15, 20
  • Cost is $250 per person
  • Register TODAY!
Bright Start Transition Fair

Friday, May 3 from  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
3100 W. Main Street  (Visalia Elks Lodge)

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with various resources in the community, including preschool programs, childcare agencies, recreational programs, and more!

 Tulare County Early Childhood
Education Head Start/Homebase
 Visalia Unified Early Learning
 Tulare City Schools Preschool
 Tulare County Resource and Referral
 Tulare County 211
 Visalia Parks & Recreation

 Central Valley Regional Center
 Family Healthcare Network
 Tulare County Library
 Down Syndrome Association
 Parenting Network
 And many more!!



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

  • April 3, 2024: Let's decompress together after Spring break! Bring your challenges and successes to share with each other.
  • May 1, 2024: Mom's Night Out at the Elbow Room in Figarden Village!  Join DSACC for a much deserved Mom's Night Out.  Please RSVP to Jenn at info@dsacc.org so we can get a head count.


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.

  • April 4, 2024: Childcare & Early Education options in Tulare County. Learn info on preschool & childcare, enrollment requirements and possible financial assistance!
  • May 2, 2024: the 411 on Central Valley Regional Center: How does a child qualify to continue to receive services from CVRC after age three? What is the purpose of a
    psychological evaluation and what does it entail? CVRC program managers will share information about CVRC eligibility and services that are available when a child turns three.
  • DOWN SYNDROME PLAY DATE: Join DSACC & Bright Start Families for a Down Syndrome Play Group on April 19, 2024 from 10-11 am at 1730 W. Walnut Ave., Visalia, Suite A (at the Dream Center in the Central Park Complex)  Refreshments provided!


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

  • April  10, 2024: Dr Carmela Sosa from Valley Children's Hospital for a casual Q&A
  • May 8, 2024: To be announced


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.