Teen & Adult Programs

It’s important individuals with Down syndrome remain active in the community through their school years and beyond.  DSAGSL offers several direct programs for teens & adults with Down syndrome, both online and in person.  We utilize Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube for our virtual programming, and our multi-purpose room at the DSDAGSL for in-person programs. It’s our mission to build inclusive, accessible programs that everyone can enjoy! We hope you’ll join us!

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Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning is a program for adults 21+ with a focus on problem solving, critical thinking, self-determination, and memory care.  Activities include arts & crafts, group games, and music therapy. 

Group 1  •  9:30a – 12:00p
This group is for higher support needs individuals. They will work on memory skills, exercise and music!
 
Group 2  •  12:00 – 3:00p
This group is for individuals who want to learn skills for independence. They will be learning strategies for staying healthy, meeting their goals for the new year, and having fun with music!

Lifelong Learning Winter Session is FULL.  If you are already signed up and still need to pay, please visit the link below!

Fusion Friday

Fridays from 9:30am – 1:00pm

Fusion Friday is for adults 18+.  Activities focus on building confidence, social and conversational skills, and just plain fun!  We play group conversation games, have music, dance parties and crafting. And of course, BINGO!   •   Please brink a lunch and drink.

Can’t join us in-person? Try logging onto Zoom!  This hybrid program offers a virtual component so that everyone can join in.

Registration is required for both in-person and virtual. Please register one time per session (fall, winter, spring, summer).

Fusion Friday is only $5 per class, which helps the DSAGSL cover the cost of materials.  Payment is only required for in-person attendance, and virtual attendance remains free.  After registration, visit the payment page to purchase a 10-class, 20-class, 30-class, or 40 class punch card!  We will keep the card at DSAGSL and participants will only pay for the classes they attend.

Questions? Contact Andi at andi@dsagsl.org.

Rock 21

Rock21 is a great way for people with Down syndrome who love music to learn how to be in a band with others and play their favorite songs together.  No musical or instrument knowledge is required.

Our next session of ROCK21 will be Battle of the Bands! The Rockin’ begins the week of February 12th!  Space is limited, so Sign Up today!

Join us for the ROCK21 Concert on April 13th at 11:30pm at Millwoods Sports Bar & Grill in Maryland Heights, MO. Tickets are only $10.  Doors open at 11:00am.

Questions? Contact Andi at:  andi@dsagsl.org

Improv Class

Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00am on ZOOM

Join us for fun games and activities that encourage & enhance communication and critical thinking skills.

For teens and adults 16+. All participants should register for the session they are participating in.

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Let's Talk

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm on ZOOM

This program is for individuals with Down syndrome 16+ to come and hang out together, play word games, and talk about anything and everything! No registration is required.

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BINGO! with Andi

Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00pm on Zoom

Join your friends for a fun game of Bingo!  No registration required.

Don’t forget to bring your Bingo card!  Need Bingo cards? You can download templates here.

Ukulele Club

Thursdays from 7:00-8:00pm on ZOOM    

Practice the ukulele with an instructor and all your friends!  No previous experience necessary. Participants will learn and practice songs together. 

Need a ukulele?  Contact Andi at: andi@dsagsl.org

DSAGSL + CONQUER THERAPY SERVICES - SMALL GROUPS

Conquer is offering 3 unique small groups, led by an Occupational Therapist, designed to take a deeper dive into social and life skills that can lead to a more meaningful life.  For ages 18+.  All groups are held at the DSAGSL Office in Brentwood.

Connections Group A : Friday’s 1:15-2:15 | Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, April 12, April 19 | $25/week

 Participants will focus on building foundational social skills essential for personal growth. Individuals will learn to engage in successful conversations, make and maintain friends, adjust communication across settings, develop social confidence, and master the art of understanding nonverbals and navigating conflicts for a more enriching social experience. 

Connections Group B : Friday’s 2:15-3:15 | Feb 2, Feb 9, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22, April 12, April 19 | $25/week

Social Skills Group B, delves into advanced communication strategies, explores the intricacies of social dynamics, and boosts social confidence. This group will enable you to navigate diverse social situations with ease and effectiveness, all while building valuable life skills for personal and professional growth.

Life Skills Deep Dive : Tuesday’s 10:45-11:45 | Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19 | $25/week

Life Skills Group will take a deep dive into life’s practical domains, mastering tasks such as budgeting, meal planning, time management, and organizational skills. This group offers a comprehensive approach and will reflect/ build on activities done within the Lifelong Learning Program, empowering you with the specific and individualized tools needed for a more independent and skillful daily life.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED SO CALL OR EMAIL TODAY TO SIGN UP!

jamie@conquertherapyservices.com | 314-828-1443

Circle of Friends Socials & Teen Socials

DSAGSL will be hosting inclusive social events throughout the year on Fridays featuring music, dancing, group games, crafts, and more!  Participants with Down syndrome and their typical peers will pair up, build friendships, and have fun together!

Teen Night for ages 13-17 will be Friday evening from 5:30-8:00pm on February 9, May 10, and September 13.  

Circle of Friends for ages 18+ will be Friday evening from 5:30-8:00pm on January 19, April 12, August 9, and November 15.

Video Modeling Programs & Other Videos on YouTube

Living Your BEST Life

Music & Movement with Andi

Stand Up, Sit Down with Corny the Clown

Healthy Habits with Makini

 

Workout with DSAGSL!

Storytime with Andi

Back 2 Basics

Ready 2 Work Employment Series