STARS & other programming
Lil’ Stars (birth through 5 years)
This group organizes social events, especially for our member families with very young children and their siblings.
Events include: Private Swim Parties, outings to My Gym, play dates in the park, Kindermusik classes, and more.
Super Stars (kindergarten - high school)
Meaningful social events for school-aged children focus on fostering peer relationships for the individual with Down syndrome.
Events include: Outings to Champions Fun Center and Urban Air, going to the movies, private swim parties, and more.
Teen/Young Adult Stars
Provides opportunities for older teens and young adults with Down syndrome to socialize with young adult mentors and peers.
Events include: Going to the movies, meeting at the mall, touring the State Capitol, cooking classes, sensory friendly Valentine's dance (in coordination with O.N.E Coalition) and more.
MOM'S NIGHT OUT
Gatherings are organized to offer a casual environment for fellow parents to network and enjoy an evening out.
Down Syndrome community Connections Newsletter
A news source printed and sent quarterly to all members and supporters of DSAF offering inspiring stories, spotlights on our VIPs with Down syndrome, a calendar of upcoming events, and photos, among other things.
Opportunities for parents to meet for a couple of hours at Braeda in Lincoln to share joys, challenges, and stories.
SOCIAL BOOK CLUB
Thanks to former DSAF Board member, Dr. Chris Marvin, DSAF partners with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Speech-Hearing Clinic to bring members ages 18-35 this semi-structured social opportunity. The club meets weekly at the UNL Barkley Center and a local coffee shop for approximately 12 weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters. UNL graduate students drive the gatherings, complete with syllabus of topics and plans for each session based on the book selection. Student clinicians are supervised by nationally-certified Speech-Language Pathologist Alicia Davis. All reading levels are welcome. Participants pay $5/session, with the balance of costs being underwritten by DSAF.
If you would like to be included in communication for any of these groups, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your contact information, child's name and age. Feel free to share any suggestions you may have!