Next Chapter Book Club

Sons of Liberty Coffee Shop - 250 West Lancaster, Suite 120

Every Tuesday at 5:30PM beginning January 14th

Members of the Next Chapter Book Club will be reading New Love, Spilt Milk, and Potbellied Pigs by Thomas Fish, Ph. D. & Jillian.  The program is free and books will be provided at no charge.  This book club is for adults with Down syndrome.  For more information and to join, visit NCBC.

Teen Scene

Painting with a Twist

Friday, January 24th from 6-9:30PM - THIS IS RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER ON THE 10TH.  If you had previously registered, you do not need to register again.

Get your inner artist on and join us for a night of painting!  We will have snacks (not dinner) and drinks for all participants.  Cost is $10 and you must RSVP to attend at TEEN SCENE.

Mom's Night Out

Friday, January 24th at 6PM

Mi Cocina at Alliance Town Center hosted by Azure Jensen.

No RSVP required.

Parent's First Call Brunch

Sunday, January 26th, 11AM-1PM

Ben Hogan Learning Center

This is a brunch for new parents of a baby with Down syndrome or families who are new to the area. It's an opportunity to meet other parents and find out about resources and programs available locally. You must RSVP to attend at BRUNCH.

Parent's First Volunteer Training

Sunday, February 1st, 10AM-11:30AM

DSPNT Offices

If you are the parent of a child with Down syndrome and would like to be a mentor to new parents, please plan to attend this training class.  You must RSVP to attend by emailing PFCTraining.

Teen Scene

Valentine Dance

Friday, February 14th from 6-9PM

Ben Hogan Learning Center

Join us for dinner, dancing, games and prizes at our annual Valentine Dance.  It is FREE to attend, but you must RSVP to attend at TEEN SCENE.


Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30PM

Cooper's BBQ in the Stockyards

Join other dads for dinner and great conversation at Cooper's BBQ.  No RSVP required.

SPEAK: Changes in Waiver Programs

Wednesday, February 19th from 6:30-8PM

DSPNT Office

Patricia Thomas with Texas Life Planning will speak about changes to the three major waiver programs - Home & Community Based Services, Community Living Assistance Service Support, and Medically Dependent Children Program.  You must RSVP to attend at SPEAK.

Mom's Night Out

Friday, February 21st, 6PM

Tipsy Oak, Arlington hosted by Krysten Vaughan


Sunday, March 1, 2020, 2-4PM

Bicentennial Park, Southlake (450 West Southlake Blvd.)

Join other parents for a monthly play date.  No RSVP required.

World Down Syndrome Day & The Down Syndrome Advocacy Awards

Saturday, March 21st, 12PM-2PM

The Backyard at Texas Live!

Come celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with music by DJ Astronaut, special performances and the 2nd Annual Down Syndrome Advocacy Awards.  To see a list of sponsorship opportunities, reserve a VIP table, or nominate someone you know, go to WDSD.

Mom's Night Out

Friday, March 27th at 6PM

American Revelry in Burleson hosted by Victoria Price

Self-Advocate Retreat

Friday, March 27th-Sunday March 29th

Woods Ranch, West Texas

The Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas has been awarded an opportunity to take 10 self-advocates (individual with Down syndrome ages 18 and older) on a retreat to West Texas.  Woods Ranch is a fully operational retreat center located just east of Abilene and is run by the 1687 Foundation.  The retreat will have both educational and social components including learning about budgeting, horseback riding, healthy eating habits, and a dance!  For more information and an application and list of requirements, go to RETREAT.

Butterflies in the Garden with BRIT

Saturday, March 28th, 10AM-12PM

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and BRIT

Join other DSPNT families as we explore the beautiful conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens with live butterflies! Activities include: storytime, butterfly "investigations" using science, art project, fake tattoos, and exploration.  Cost is $8 per person (individuals with Down syndrome are free) and you must register to attend at BRIT.

1200 Summit Avenue, Suite 508

Fort Worth, Texas 76102