DSACK is always striving to build relationships within the educational community. DSACK has several accomplished, dynamic speakers who are available to speak on a variety of topics including: educational outreach, inclusion, peer presentations, communication tips, and other topics related to Down syndrome. Self-advocates with Down syndrome can also be requested to speak at your event. For more information, contact DSACK at email@example.com.
Our medical outreach coordinator welcomes the opportunity to discuss how DSACK can best serve our local medical professionals and our DSACK families whose lives uniquely intersect because of an extra 21st chromosome. Contact Courtney.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 859-494-7809.
For ages 11-14
Students will come together to create a unique art experience incorporating art therapy, music therapy, and social skills. Project vary from year-to-year and may include visual arts, graphic arts, drama, music, and more.
For ages 8-10
Students with Down syndrome regress at alarming rates during the summer when school is not in session. That often means the first few months of each school year are spent relearning previously introduced concepts. As a result, DSACK created Summer Enrichment Camps. Working with our education specialists, each student will work on one math and one reading goal during camp, In addition, music therapy, art therapy, and social skills will be integrated throughout the day.
For ages 17 & up
Working with certified instructors, this mindful movement class designed especially for DSACK students will provide physical health, mental well-being, and a sense of community in a safe and supportive environment.
For ages 13 & up
Using a book club format, middle students choose a book to read and gather once weekly to discuss the book and complete related activities. Books are adapted to each student’s reading level and activities focus on reading comprehension and social skills.
For ages 17 and up
Students will spend time on a college campus during the summer rotating through classes learning skills that will help them throughout their lifetime. We also incorporate physcial activity, music therapy, and art therapy throughout the day. Students will come away with new skills and new friends!
For ages 13 and up
Let’s get cooking! DSACK’s Cooking Class uses cooking, games, and take-home recipes to teach students ages 13 and up about food safety, label reading, healthy eating, powering up with breakfast, meal planning, and budgeting.
For all ages
DSACK is happy to partner with Allegro Dance to offer a hybrid-version of this fun class which incorporates physical activity with music and a guest instrumentalist each week. Students may attend at the DSACK or office or via Zoom.
For ages 17 and up
DSACK works with Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington to create adapted, noncredit courses on a variety of relevant topics. Students attend one class for eight weeks on one of BCTC’s Lexington campuses. They follow a syllabus determined by a college instructor and are assessed throughout the course to monitor their comprehension and knowledge of the topic.
For ages 3 & under
DSACK families with a child 3 & under bring the whole family for a laid-back morning of fun, conversation, crafts, and more. We even have music therapy once per quarter. We get together the second Saturday of every month. Come enjoy time with other families and leave with happy heart and new friends.
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