Next Steps Programs are for individuals from around 8 through around 18 years old
-Lydia Cox Memorial Bike Camp Learn to ride a conventional two-wheeled bike over the course of this one-week camp! DSAGSL, in partnership with iCanShine Bike Program and Lydia Faith Cox Memorial Foundation, is hosting two weeks of Bike Camp this year! For ages 8 years and up. Visit the Bike Camp page for more information!
-DSAGSL Rocks! Have you ever dreamed of being in a rock band? We can make those dreams come true! Check out the DSAGSL Rocks! page for more information!
-Ages & Stages Resource Program As a member of DSAGSL, you’ll receive age appropriate resources & books in preparation for your child’s next stage in life. Books about potty training and health related changes. Resources on research, health, education, and more. To learn more or to sign up for this program, email our Family Support Coordinator, Christy@dsagsl.org.
-Next Steps Classes & Jr. Employment Academy Coming soon!! This program will work with individuals currently in high school, in preparation for life after graduation. Individuals will work on initial job exploration, coaching, and basic independence. Contact our Employment Coordinator, Makini@dsagsl.org with questions, and check back soon as this program is still in it’s planning stages!
-Education Specialist Training Program Encourage the educators in your child’s school to enroll in the DSAGSL Education Specialist Program. They receive continuing education credits, as well as invaluable information and resources that will empower them to be the best educators possible to students with Down syndrome, including yours! Visit the Education Specialist Program page for more information.
-Educational Advocacy & Awareness Presentations Raising awareness is our mission, and one way we do this is through Down syndrome 101 presentations at schools and community group events. Presentations can be customized toward a younger audience, such as your child’s fifth grade class, focusing on inclusion, awareness, and acceptance. DSA can also give presentations intended for school staff members where a student with Down syndrome attends, employees of a business or company that employs individuals with Down syndrome, or any group that wants to learn more. Email our Programs Coordinator, Andi@dsagsl.org, for more information on scheduling a presentation.