For specific information regarding times and locations, please click the Events tab.

Little Buddies Parent Resource GroupMakai Smith4.JPG

Meets on the 4th Monday of the month
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Worthington United Methodist Church
600 High Street, Worthington, OH 43085
Refreshments and childcare are provided.
Little Buddies Contacts:
Angela Buddendeck
April Horne
first connect

Spanish-Speaking Resource Group

Meets on the 1st Monday of the month
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Panera Bread
4965 N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Group Contact:
Arlene Raya


School-aged Social Group

Social group for school-aged kids with Down syndrome.
This group meets quarterly providing fun activities
for kids and families.
School-aged Social Group Contact:
Andrea Bartosch
(614) 395-1095

Weekend Play Group- Central

Infants, toddlers, & preschoolers with Down syndrome & siblings
Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Weekend Play Group Contacts:
Dawn Thornton
(614) 893-1808
Dave & Jen Snyder
(614) 893-3941

Eastside Play Group

Children ages 6 and under with Down syndrome and siblings
welcome to attend this monthly play group.
Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month
10:30 – Noon
Fairfield County Library Northwest Branch
2855 Helena Drive NW, Carroll, OH 44112
Eastside Play Group Contact:
Renee Wolfe

D.A.D.S. – Dads Appreciating Down SyndromeDads HR

Meets monthly. 6:00 p.m.
Dates and locations vary. DSACO provides
appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.


D.A.D.S. Contact:
Nathan Vega

M.O.M.S. – Mothers Offering Mothers Support

Join one or join all for a night out, a morning coffee or a quiet afternoon. DSACO moms
will have the opportunity to share stories, needs, concerns and ideas. DSACO provides
appetizers, snack or breakfast items and non-alcoholic beverages.

Powell // Morning Group

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month
9:30 a.m.
Expresso 22
22 Liberty St., Powell
Powell M.O.M.S. Contact:
Susie Jones

Westerville// Evening Group

Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Locations will vary
Westerville M.O.M.S. Contact:
Adrienne Sturgeon

Clintonville // Evening Group

Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Locations will vary

Clintonville Contact:
Angela Buddendeck

Chillicothe// Sunday Afternoon Group

Meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month
3:00 p.m.
Locations will vary
Chillicothe Contact:
Lauren Rauber

Southeast// Evening Group

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month
6:00 p.m.
Shades on the Canal
119 S. High St., Canal Winchester
Southeast Contacts:
Alli Martin
Courtney Frost

Adult Stamping Club

Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Urban Coffee Meeting Room
7838 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43235
Stamping Club Contact:
Sue Leppert
(614) 354-0658

DS-ASD Chatroom

New for 2017!

DSACO now has a closed Facebook page for parents of children with a co-occurring diagnosis of DS-ASD.

If you are interested in connecting through Facebook, please contact:

Regina Parker

DSACO Families- Chilllicothe, Jackson, and Surrounding Areas Closed Facebook Group

This group has been established to provide connections to families who have a loved one with Down syndrome in geographically outlying counties within the DSACO service area. These counties include: Pickaway, Ross, Vinton, Jackson, Meigs, Gallia, and Lawrence. The hope is that group outings, play groups, and conversation about needs can be established as a result of these connections. From these connections, DSACO will collaborate with families to host events, meet-ups, and outings in a setting closer to home. CLICK HERE to join this private group. *Please note that if DSACO does not have a membership application on file for you, we will ask you to complete one prior to your acceptance to this closed group. This is for the protection and anonymity of those participating in the group.*

Additional Information About Resource Groups:
  • Little Buddies Parent Resource Group: For new or expectant parents of babies with Down syndrome. This group helps ease the worries of new parents and provide the information they need. Childcare is available for siblings and children with Down syndrome who are mobile. All are welcome.
  • Weekend Play Groups: The weekend play groups are for families that have an infant, toddler or preschooler with Down syndrome. This group will meet the second Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. until noon, at various locations. Siblings are welcome!
  • DS-ASD Chatroom: This closed Facebook group brings together individuals and families that are affected by a co-occurring diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Do you have Down syndrome related books, toys, equipment, therapy items, etc that you would like to pass on? Consider posting your items on the NEW DSACO “Lending” Library Group on Facebook, for other DSACO families to use! Let’s reduce/reuse/recycle within our own Ds community!

Request to join the Facebook group by clicking here or searching ‘DSACO “Lending” Library’ on Facebook and once confirmed, you will be able to post your items or items that you are in need of!

Feel free to post your own pictures and arrange exchange of items. Not comfortable giving out your home address for someone to pick up? No worries, drop your item(s) off at DSACO and they can be picked up there!

By “lending” library, our idea is for families to pass along items to other families when they are no longer needed. Once you are done, if the item can still be used, pass it along to another family.