Upcoming Adult Events
Adults with Down syndrome ages 18+ are invited to join us! All events are funded by the Down Syndrome Guild and space is limited, so please be sure to register early. All attendees must RSVP online using our registration links.
If you are registering for someone but would like communication to be through you, please use your email address, but use the participant's name when you register.
A reminder e-mail will be sent out the Friday before the event to remind participants of the upcoming event and communicate any details or changes about the event.
Jessica Fahey is the newest staff member at DSG and will be leading the CLUB 3-21 program. She has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities for over 5 years, with experience in both the workplace environment and also a creative arts studio. She is very excited to connect and start building relationships with all DSG members!
Photos from a few of our 2019 events:
Working on our cooking skills
We all need more exercise!
Group photo with friends
Open CLUB 3-21 Registrations
Glow N' Flow Exercise Class @ DSG: Offered October 15th from 6-8pm
This glow in the dark exercise class makes working out feel like less of a chore and more of a party. The class will have glow bracelets, necklaces, and black lights and DSG will remove all obstacles to ensure a safe environment. Wear white and neon clothing to shine bright under black light!
Halloween Dance @ DSG: Offered October 29th from 6-8pm
Come dance the night away with your friends in your Halloween costume! We’ll bust a move to Monster Mash, Thriller, and other Halloween favorites. (Closes 10-25-19 @ 12pm)
The Good Life Series (offered for Self-Advocates ages 15-23): The Learning Continues @ UMKC Propel: Offered November 4th from 6-8pm.
Caregivers and Self-Advocates will attend together. Self-Advocates will have a pizza dinner at Pizza 51 and a campus tour, while caregivers will be provided important information from DSG staff in a nearby classroom about educational opportunities available, entrance criteria, documentation requirements, support services available, financial aid, and more. Check out The Good Life Series here. You do not have to attend these sessions for the entire series. You can come to any and all that you wish, whenever they are offered. (Closes 11/1/19 @ 12pm)
Thanksgiving Cooking Class @ DSG: Offered November 12th from 6-8pm
Learn how to prepare your own side to contribute to your Thanksgiving feast! Learn savory recipes, tips, and techniques to help add your own flair to your holiday meal. (Closes 11-8-19 @ 12pm)
Improv and Comedy Class @ DSG: Offered November 26th from 6-8pm
Come think on your feet with your friends! In addition to being fun, improv and sketch comedy teach problem solving and quick thinking, increases confidence and improves social skills. (Closes 11-22-19 @12pm)
Sock Hop and Gift Exchange @ DSG: Offered December 17th from 6-8pm
Wear your favorite pair of socks and bring another new pair of socks for someone in need. Please also bring a small wrapped gift ($5 limit) for a fun gift exchange. (Closes 12-13-19 @12 pm)
Holiday Party @ Overland Park Convention Center: Offered Decemeber 8th from 9-11am
Registration link coming soon. Option to shop for gifts at the STARS Holiday Shoppe.
Sensory Friendly Nutcracker Usher and Show @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (Downtown): Offered December 18th at 6pm (Usher arrive at 4:30pm)
DSG adults will get the opportunity to experience what it is like to work as an usher at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts! This was a HUGE success last year with our teens and since they performed so well, they have asked us to come back, and we are inviting adults to usher as well! Teens and adults will work alongside one of the Kauffman Center ushers, gaining valuable work experience in a safe environment. Even if your adult isn't ready to be an usher, the whole family can still go to the event. We are currently looking for 30 more ushers.
Adults interested in being an usher and families who are chaperones or who are attending with an usher: Each usher must have a chaperone to stay near them during the usher part of the evening. This is for the safety of all involved. Email email@example.com and ask for the link to order an usher ticket. Usher tickets are discounted to $15 as DSG will pick up the other half of the ticket since the adults will be working part of the evening. These tickets are limited and are first come first serve. Family members chaperoning each usher can purchase additional tickets through DSG at $28 each. You may purchase tickets for any family members in your party through DSG. This is a big discount for the Kauffman Center, as tickets normally range in the $50+ range per seat.
Adults and families wishing to attend who do NOT have a teen usher in their party: Tickets cost around $28 each with fees and taxes. Big Discount! You will order your tickets through the Kauffman Center directly as they prefer to handle the ticket sales for this event. DSG will only handle the usher tickets since we are paying for half of the ticket. Please call: 816.931.8993 to reserve your tickets. They are first come first served and this sensory friendly event is only offered this one night.
Find out more about the Sensory Friendly Nutcracker by visiting here.
Family Night at the Mavericks Game @ Silverstein Eye Arena in Independence, MO
Game Time: February 1st, 2020 @ 7:05pm and Bobblehead Give-Away Night
Self-Advocate Tickets: $10, Family Tickets $15 (Ages 2 and under free)
This will be a night where any and all family is welcome to join in the fun! Family members must purchase their own tickets, and a ticket for their adult with Down syndrome. DSG has reduced the cost of the self-advocate ticket and will pick up some of the cost. This is a great opportunity for families to go out together with all their friends from DSG! The theme of the evening is the Mascot's birthday party so all the mascots from all the local colleges, professional teams, etc will be there including KC Wolf, Slugger, etc. It's going to be a great time. Get your tickets now! (Closes 12-20-19)