For specific information regarding times and locations, please click the Events tab.
Little Buddies Parent Resource Group
Spanish-Speaking Resource Group
School-aged Social Group
This group meets quarterly alternating between fun activities
Weekend Play Group- Central
|Dave & Jen Snyder
Eastside Play Group
D.A.D.S. – Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome
Meets monthly. 6:00 p.m.
Dates and locations vary. DSACO provides
appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.
M.O.M.S. – Mothers Offering Mothers Support
will have the opportunity to share stories, needs, concerns and ideas. DSACO provides
appetizers, snack or breakfast items and non-alcoholic beverages.
Westerville// Evening Group
Clintonville // Evening Group
Chillicothe// Sunday Afternoon Group
Southeast// Evening Group
Unit 321 Teen Social Group
Adult Stamping Club
Please contact Regina Parker to join the group.
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.*
- 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!
- Unit 321 Teen Social Group: The teen group encourages social interaction between teens with Down syndrome in the community. This group will meet the fourth Sunday every month, at various locations.
- DS-ASD Chatroom: This online chatroom 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.