Next Steps- for individuals ages 10 - 21
Bodies and Boundaries
Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | On Zoom
**Please note that parents/guardians are required to be with their loved one with Down syndrome during the class. Once registered you will receive an email the Zoom Link to the class via email. Materials for the class will need to be picked up at DSAGSL prior to class beginning, or if you prefer mail, we will need at least 1 week notice. Contact Makini@dsagsl.org with any questions**
The Bodies and Boundaries program is designed so that caregivers can continue these conversations at home and add their own pictures or drawings to the boards that were created to address the specific personal needs of their loved one.
This program uses simple picture cards and is appropriate for those in middle school through young adulthood. If there is an interest from the participants, there is a hygiene component to this program that can be offered in the future.
In Session One the program uses a social story and picture cards to address appropriate touch and body safety. Participants will be able to use the social story that they worked on in this session at home.
Also, during Session One, participants will use boards and pictures that address “What I may be thinking, but must stay in my head and what I may be thinking and can talk about”. This activity is in the form of a “game” that can be used at home.
Session Two of the Bodies and Boundaries program is designed to create awareness about public and private settings along with public and private behavior using picture cards. Participants will create their own public and private boards to use at home and in the community.
Join us on Zoom once a week, Thursdays from 7:00pm-8:00pm for a group Ukulele class! Learn songs everyone loves like tunes from Disney movies and hitts from the radio. The class is free to join and you can hop on anytime! Click here to join the zoom or visit our Website Calendar for more information
Need a ukulele? Contact Andi@dsagsl.org or 314-961-2504
In response to critical needs during a global pandemic, DSAGSL developed over a dozen virtual programs to meet the needs of the community. Several programs are on Zoom and some are pre-recorded and air on social media such as Facebook and YouTube. Programs for all ages and abilities available.
Down Syndrome Education Specialist Program
This program is for educators and parents to provide them with information, resources, and tools to create a meaningful educational experience for students with Down syndrome.
Educational Advocacy & Awareness Presentations
Raising awareness is part of our mission, and one way we do this is through 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. Visit our Education Resources page to request a packet be mailed to you, or contact our Program Manager, Andi McCormick, to schedule a presentation. 314-961.2504 or Andi@dsagsl.org