The Annual DSACT Cocktail Bash will be hosted on March 5th, 2015.  Join us as we kick off 24 hours of giving to DSACT.  You are sure to have a wonderful time with friends and family so come out for a night full of fun, celebration, and giving back! This year's event will be held at Vuka from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.  Kick off Amplify Austin with great food and drink, silent auction, raffle and wine toss.

For a full list of all DSACT Community Events click here.

RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS & PEER SUPPORT

DSACT's recreation programs range from martial arts to cooking to acting and beyond. Our programs help our members participate in their communities. DSACT believes that everyone should have access to opportunities to learn and grow. We are tremendously proud to offer the majority of our programs free to members.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015 WINTER SESSION WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 22ND AND CLASSES WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 10TH. 

In addition to the recreational programs, we have active social groups that connect individuals with Down syndrome and their families by age group. Whatever you're going through, another member has been there.  Through these support groups, families are able to connect by coordinated play dates, through Facebook, and so much more.  To learn more, click on the link below that best corresponds to your child's age.

Inkdots (0-5)

InkDots is a DSACT group for children with Down syndrome between the ages of 0-5 years and their siblings.

KiDSACT is a free DSACT group for children with Down syndrome between the ages of 6-12 years and their siblings.

The Teen Group is a DSACT group for teens with Down syndrome between the ages of 13-20.  Our Adult group is for individuals with Down syndrome age 18 and up.

We are Better Together.

DSACT has helped our family see into the future of what is possible for our son. We’ve been able to connect with other families that provide a support network and endless resources so we can make the best decisions. It’s wonderful to know there are always others to help you navigate the unknown and share their perspective.
— DSACT Member Rebecca

2015 SHARE THE PASSION CALENDARS ON SALE NOW!

To help our children -- and adults -- fulfill their potential to speak, and speak more clearly, DSACT is proud to announce that it will launch a Speech Therapy Program in January 2015. Our program will be low-cost and open to individuals with Down syndrome in the Central Texas area who, with a family member, meet eligibility criteria. Funding for this program has been made available by RGK Foundation, through a generous grant. Thank you RGK Foundation!

The Learning Program

The Learning Program™ provides parents with the understanding of the learning profile of children with Down syndrome along with training and materials to help supplement traditional education. Direct instruction for parents is provided with emphasis on literacy, math, language, fine motor, and social skills.  Additionally, parents will receive an array of best practices, resources, and tools for teaching their children.