Get Moving Club at 10AM

Willow Creek Park, Saginaw

May 8th & 22nd

Our Get Moving Club meets every other Saturday to stay active and fit with our friends!  All ages are welcome to join, but please let us know you will attend at MOVING.

Next Chapter Book Club

Via Zoom

NCBC is for individuals 18 and older who have an interest in reading and hanging with friends.  Our NCBC will resume on Tuesday, August 13th at 4:30PM.  For more information, please email BOOK.

MAY Events

Self-Advocate Society Coffee & Chat

Via Zoom

Thursday, May 6th, 4:30PM

Self-advocates (18 and older) are invited to join us for a bi-weekly chat.  This week we will talk about friendships and what makes them so important.  You must register to receive the link to join at CHAT.

DSPNT Day at the BRIT

Saturday, May 8th at 11AM

Our next  DSPNT Day at the BRIT will focus on the pollination process.  Each program includes an educational component and hands-on activity with a take-home project.  Space is limited and you must RSVP to go at BRIT.


Wednesday, May 12th at 4:30PM

Board member, parent, and advocate Sally Landrum will host a discussion about resources and opportunities for self-advocates.  You must RSVP to join the Zoom meeting at SPEAK.

Teen Scene

Friday, May 14th at 6PM

We will play some mini-golf at Alley Cats in Hurst.  Cost includes mini-golf and food.  You must RSVP to attend at TEEN.


Our Special Heroes Golf Benefit

Monday, June 21st at 8AM

Texas Star, Euless

Money raised at the Our Special Heroes Golf Benefit directly supports programs that encourage health, wellness and inclusion including iCan Shine Bike Camp, iCan Shine Swim Camp, and Buddy Up Tennis.  All of these programs use trained volunteers and specially modified equipment that help individuals with Down syndrome gain new fitness skills, gain independence and confidence, and create opportunities for inclusion with their family and peers. Team, player spots, and sponsorships are available at GOLF.

iCan Shine Bike Camp

Monday, June 21st-June 25th

McDonald Family YMCA

iCan Shine Bike Camp teaches individuals with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities how to ride a bike independently in one week using specially modified equipment and trained volunteers.  To see all details and requirements, please go to BIKE.

iCan Shine Swim Camp

Monday, July 26-30th

Donwtown Fort Worth YMCA

iCan Shine Swim Camp teaches participants basic swim and life saving skills using iCan Shine staff and trained volunteers.  To see all information and requirements, please go to SWIM.

Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K (8AM) & Family Walk (11AM)

Saturday, October 16th

EPICCentral at Grand Prairie

New look.  New location.  And it's going to be EPIC!  We are partnering with Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation to bring you the most EPIC event of all time!  Early bird registration is March 21st-August 31st.

$20 with shirt/$10 without shirt (family walk)

$25 with shirt (chipped 5K)

Individuals with Down syndrome are FREE

Register and find out more information at STEPUP.