Past Events

Virtual Speaker Series – Competence, Autonomy & Relatedness

Dismantling Ableism: Empowering Individuals with Down Syndrome to Thrive 4-night Virtual Speaker Series designed to empower, educate, connect, and inspire. *Spanish and ASL interpretation provided Connect with other caregivers and allies of individuals with Down syndrome during this 4-night virtual speaker series. There will be two thought-provoking topics each evening - pick the ones that interest you most or attend them all. The ticket price covers all 8 sessions! We will engage with self-advocates, parents, disability advocates, and experts in the field. *Scholarships available, email sklauer@virginiadsa.org for more information Cost: $30 before Dec. 31 and $40 after Jan. 1.  Registration includes all [...]

Virtual Speaker Series – The Critical Time of Transition

Dismantling Ableism: Empowering Individuals with Down Syndrome to Thrive 4-night Virtual Speaker Series designed to empower, educate, connect, and inspire. *Spanish and ASL interpretation provided Connect with other caregivers and allies of individuals with Down syndrome during this 4-night virtual speaker series. There will be two thought-provoking topics each evening - pick the ones that interest you most or attend them all. The ticket price covers all 8 sessions! We will engage with self-advocates, parents, disability advocates, and experts in the field. *Scholarships available, email sklauer@virginiadsa.org for more information Cost: $30 before Dec. 31 and $40 after Jan. 1.  Registration includes all [...]

Improvaneer – Virtual (5 weeks)

Virtual Class for ages 16 to adult. Teens to adults are welcome to sign up! Thursday Nights from 7:00-8:00 pm virtually on Zoom Session 2: Feb. 29 to March 28 (5 weeks) The Improvaneer Method Way focuses on supporting our mission while maintaining immense respect, admiration, and support for the individuals utilizing the program. At all times, we will create a positive learning atmosphere that incorporates fun, humor, and discipline into the achievement and ultimate practice of this skill. -Rob Snow - CEO and Creator https://www.theimprovaneermethod.com/ If the registration fee would prevent you from attending please use code "VIPguest" to register at [...]

Virtual Speaker Series – Just Human: The Quest for Disability Wisdom, Respect, and Inclusion

Dismantling Ableism: Empowering Individuals with Down Syndrome to Thrive 4-night Virtual Speaker Series designed to empower, educate, connect, and inspire. *Spanish and ASL interpretation provided Connect with other caregivers and allies of individuals with Down syndrome during this 4-night virtual speaker series. There will be two thought-provoking topics each evening - pick the ones that interest you most or attend them all. The ticket price covers all 8 sessions! We will engage with self-advocates, parents, disability advocates, and experts in the field. *Scholarships available, email sklauer@virginiadsa.org for more information Cost: $30 before Dec. 31 and $40 after Jan. 1.  Registration includes all [...]

Spring Dance (Ages 18+)

Come out for a night of dancing and snacks! Time:  7:00 to 9:00 pm. March 1, 2024   Manchester Moose Lodge, 11110 Trade Rd Chesterfield, VA 23236 Register https://virginiadsa.networkforgood.com/events/66160-march-dance-at-manchester-moose-lodge-18

Event Series The Learning Program

The Learning Program

The Learning Program Starts October 7 - 9:00 - 11:00 am -8 monthly sessions held on Saturdays between October 2023 and June 2024. -All sessions will have an in-person and virtual option (June is all virtual).  -Shady Grove YMCA - 11255 Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059  -Cost: The cost of the program is $260 (in person), $160 (virtual) (Scholarships Available). The Learning Program is an educational program developed by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County (DSFOC). It serves as a platform for sharing literacy and math instructional strategies, resources and activities to improve academic outcomes for students with Down syndrome, [...]

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