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Upcoming Events

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  Click HERE to see an interactive calendar of events, programs, and activities.  If youhave questions, please email INFO.

Next Chapter Book Club

Please join us for our Fall 2023 book club starting Wednesday, September 13th. Book Club will be held on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30.  We will be reading Wonder by R. J. Palacio.  Please register by September 7th to ensure you receive your book in time for our first book club meeting at BOOK.

SPEAK: Disability Rights Texas

Thursday, September 28th, 12PM

Via Zoom

September’s SPEAK presentation will be brought to you by Disability Rights Texas. They will cover the topic of special education and the rights of students and parents. The program will start at 12:00PM via Zoom and you must RSVP to receive the link to join.


Alley Cats, Hurst

Friday, September 29th at 6PM

We will play mini-golf, go to the batting cages, and have pizza. Event is $15 per person and includes mini-golf, batting cages, and dinner. You must RSVP to attend at MINIGOLF.

Give-Back Fundraiser

Friday, October 6th, 4-8PM

Sweet Frog at 3148 S. Highway 161, Grand Prairie, 75052

A percentage of what you purchase will be donated to DSPNT.  Be sure to mention DSPNT at check-out.

Give-Back Fundraiser

Friday, October 13th, 4-10PM

Raising Canes at 1527 S. University Drive, Fort Worth 76107

A percentage of what you purchase will be donated back to DSPNT.  Be sure to mention DSPNT at check-out.

Lights, Camera, Step Up for Down Syndrome Family Walk

Saturday, October 14th, 11AM

EPIC Place in Grand Prairie

Join us for our annual family walk.  We are going Hollywood this year and rolling out the red carpet for all attendees!  Form a team, join a team, or make a donation to support the Down syndrome community.  Registration is open at WALK.

Cocktails for a Cause

Wednesday, October 18th, 5PM

Twilite Lounge, Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Bar Association is hosting this fundraiser to benefit DSPNT.  There will be live music by Suzy and the Sissies.  No need to RSVP, just show up and support!

MOMS Pottery Painting

Saturday, October 21st, 2-4PM

Cloth & Glaze in North Fort Worth

Moms are invited to join us for pottery painting at Cloth & Glaze.  DSPNT will provide snacks and drinks and you will pay at the class depending on what piece you decide to paint.  Space is limited and you must RSVP to reserve your seat at the table at MOMS.

TCU Art Class

Thursday, October 26th, 5-6:30PM

We are returning to TCU for an art class led by students in the Art Education Department at TCU.  This month, we will celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month and all that makes us unique!  Cost is $20 and covers snacks, supplies, and instruction.  You must RSVP to attend at ART.

SPEAK - Down Syndrome and Aging

October’s SPEAK presentation will be brought to you by Dr. Tara Goodwin. She will cover the topic of Aging and Down syndrome, including: strategies to promote healthy aging, life expectancy in Down Syndrome and its consequences, and diagnoses more common in IDD and Down Syndrome. The program will start at 12:00PM via Zoom and you must RSVP to receive the link to join.


New Family Brunch

Sunday, October 29th, 11AM

Ben Hogan Learning Center

New parents and families who are new to the area are invited to attend our New Parent Brunch. You can meet other families, hear about resources and programs, and ask questions of our Parent Panel. You must RSVP to attend by emailing BRUNCH.

Winter Parent/Caregiver Conference

Saturday, January 13th, 8:30AM

First United Methodist Church, Arlington

Registration is open for our Winter Parent & Caregiver Conference. There will be sessions in English & Spanish on ARDS/IEPS, and Wills, Trusts & Guardianships. There is also a track for self-advocates (18 and older) to attend and they will have a Bodies, Boundaries, and Dating session with Terri Couwenhoven. While the self-advocates enjoy lunch, Terri will join the adult attendees during a catered lunch and talk about helping your loved one with Down syndrome thrive in their friendships and relationships. You must RSVP to attend at CONF. We are also looking for interested vendors to attend and they can register at CONF.

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