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P.A.L.S.

  • 06:30 PM
  • DSACO office, 510 E North Broadway, Columbus 43214
  • 614.263.6020

P.A.L.S. for Teens and Young Adults                                                                   

Tuesdays, March 6th – April 24th 

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | First meeting – DSACO Office 

Fee: $10 for the series

 

P.A.L.S. is back…and better than ever! This spring, we will be launching an 8 week session that will incorporate technology and Next Chapter Book Club. The core sessions will run as they have in the past, with licensed social worker Nichele Lyndes facilitating the sessions and addressing topics such as dating and relationships, self-esteem, and stress management. Some sessions will be held at the DSACO Office, and others will be held at the Cornerstone Deli (on High Street).

Two fun and interactive “bonus” sessions will be added in April!  The first bonus session will be dedicated towards technology skills. This session will cover topics ranging from cell phone usage to safe practices when using social media. DSACO will provide tablets to those who need them for this session.

The second bonus session will introduce participants to Next Chapter Book Club. Trained facilitators will ensure that each participant, regardless of reading level, feels welcomed and included in the reading process. Jillian Ober, Program Manager of Social Programs at the Nisonger Center, will be on site to answer questions and share information about additional opportunities for participation in book clubs.

This program is available to transition-age individuals with Down syndrome (ages 14-23). Participants can opt to participate in just the typical six week session of P.A.L.S. or the full eight weeks.

Registration for the Spring 2018 session of PALS will open soon. If you wish to be placed on a wait list, email Rachel at rberens@dsaco.net.