Teen and Adult Recreational Programs

The Teen Group is a DSACT group for teens with Down syndrome between the ages of 13-19. 

Our Adult group is for individuals with Down syndrome age 20 and up. 

2017 FALL session recreational Programs

Registration is required for any individual to participate in DSACT programs. To register, click on the DSACT 2017 FALL REGISTRATION button to the right of the page.

Class: Fitness Boot Camp
Location: Town Lake YMCA
1100 West Cesar Chavez; Austin TX 78703
Dates: Saturdays, 9/9-11/11/2017 (no class on 9/23/2017)
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 13+ years old


Class: Warrior Storm Martial Arts Austin Location
Location: Town Lake YMCA
1100 W Cesar Chavez; Austin, TX 78703
Dates: Sundays, 9/10-11/12/2017 (no class on 10/8 or 10/22/2017)
Time: 2:00-2:45pm
Ages: 6+ years old


Class: Warrior Storm Martial Arts Round Rock Location
Location: Brushy Creek Community Center
16318 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock, TX 78681
Dates: Sundays, 9/10-11/5/2017 (no class on 10/8 or 10/22/2017)
Time: 3:30-4:15pm
Ages: 6+ years old

Class: Performing Arts and Behind-the-Scenes Production - performing "High School Musical"!
Location: Kidsacting Foundation
2826 Real St, Austin TX 78722
Dates: Sundays, 9/10 - 11/12/2017 (no class on 10/22/2017)
Time: 12-1:30pm
Ages: 8+ years old

Notes: Kidsacting Foundation offers opportunities for those who prefer to stay behind the scenes rather than be onstage. These include set design, lighting, creating props, and more! All students are asked to participate in warm-up and goodbye activities.

Class: Book Club (Austin Location)
Location: BookPeople
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Dates: Fridays, 9/8-11/10/2017
Time: 6:30-8:15pm
Ages: 18+ years old

Class: Book Club (Round Rock Location)
Location: Barnes and Noble La Frontera Village in Cafe
2701 Parker Rd. #700
Round Rock, TX 78681
Dates: Thursdays, 9/7-11/9/2017 
Time: 6:30-8:15pm
Ages: 18+ years old

Class: Safe Splash Swim  

Due to the popularity of this swim class, please submit a spot-holder request here to allow DSACT and Safe Splash Swim to assess interest and hold class for as many DSACT members as possible.  We will be in touch in the coming weeks to let you know if we are able to accommodate your child in class. 

Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis and will be held on Saturdays from September 16 - October 21, 2017 between 12:30-2:30PM.  The time slot you are assigned is based on your child's age and cannot be changed. Timing has not been confirmed for the fall session but we anticipate similar timing with older swimmers starting at 12:30pm and younger swimmers starting in subsequent 1/2 hour time slots. An additional fee of $35.00 applies for all members; you will not be charged unless your spot is confirmed. 

This spot holder is open to all DSACT members ages 3 and up. Unfortunately, siblings are not able to participate in the Splash Swim program.

Submissions are requested to be submitted no later than Sunday, August 27th. 

Location: 10700 Anderson Mill Road #207, Austin, TX 78750
Dates: Saturdays, 9/16 - 10/21/2017
Times: 30 minute sessions between 12:30pm-2:30pm (your exact 30-minute spot is TBD)
Ages: 3+ years old

Class: Arc of the Arts
Location: 4902 Grover Ave, Austin TX 78756
Dates: Vary
Time: Vary
Ages: 14+ years old

*See the Partner Programs: Arc of the Arts description to the right of the page for more details on scheduling this class. This is a class for students with intellectual disabilities. For DSACT members, DSACT will pay for ONE class per month.

Class: UT Informal Classes
Location: University of Texas, Austin Campus
Dates: Vary
Time: Vary
Ages: 18+ years old

*See the Partner Programs: UT Informal Classes description to the right of the page for more details on registering for the UT Informal classes. Note: Registrants DO NOT need to pay the $10 DSACT Programs Fee for these courses, all fees are listed on the UT Informal Classes website.

FALL 2017 PROGRAMS Registration

Registration is required for any individual to participate in DSACT programs. Space is limited so please only register for classes that your family is able to attend regularly.

Partner Programs

Arc of the Arts

We are very pleased to collaborate with The Arc of the Capital Area to offer our members an opportunity to participate in a wonderful fine arts program called, “Arc of the Arts”.

This program is for students with intellectual disabilities. Classes must be arranged with the program director of the Arc of the Arts Studio in advance. Please contact the Program Manager, Jerry Slayton at (512) 476-7044 or by email at jslayton@arcofthecapitalarea.org to complete an application and begin the admission process. Once signed up, DSACT will pay for ONE class per month for our members and the remaining classes must be paid for individually.

NOTE: DSACT registration form must be completed prior to attending the first class. You can register by clicking on the button above. 

UT Informal Classes

UT's Informal Classes, aimed at Adults with IDDS, offer semester long continued educational opportunities at the University of Texas at Austin for Adults with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities. This program aims to promote affordable life-long learning for adults with intellectual disabilities while providing an opportunity to connect socially with adult peers with and without intellectual disabilities on the University of Texas campus. Courses are offered through UT's informal classes program.

All registration and payment of tuition takes place through UT. Please address all questions to Program Coordinator Jon Pierce at (512) 232-4137, pierceshimomura@gmail.com.

DSACT has a scholarship for individuals interested in pursuing postsecondary educational opportunities. The application can be found online HERE.