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DSIA Events


We offer events for children, self-advocates, and families year round. DSIA members receive substantial discounts on events that require a fee. For discounts to be applicable, DSIA memberships must be active 7 business days prior to the event. CLICK HERE to become a member.

Otherwise otherwise specified, DSIA events are open to the entire family! Please join us! Registration is required for all events and closes when noted. Space is limited and events may be cancelled if minimum number of registrants is not reached.

In addition, many of our community partners offer events or activities for families and individuals who have a disability. Please CLICK HERE to learn more.

CLICK HERE to download, print and share the 2017 Calendar.


Bella Terra Ornament Paint Night

Wednesday  November 15th  | 6pm-9pm

318 Main St B, Vacaville, CA 95688

Ornaments are $10 plus tax pay at the event . Family event , extended family welcome.  Light food and drinks provided

Come enjoy some DSIA mingling while painting a fun ornament for your ,grandparents, teachers or therapist gifts . Do a few and keep some for home for your tree!

A Self advocate and employee of Bella Tera will be there to help instruct!

Registration is closed for this event. We have reached our max capacity.



Transition to Preschool IEP Training

Sunday, November 19 | 8:30am – 12:30pm

Clarksburg Library | 52915 Netherlands Avenue,  Clarksburg, CA 95612

Do you have a child turning three years old and you’re nervous about the first IEP? Don’t be! Dr. Lisa Lindsey, Director of Advocacy and President of the Center for Educational Rights, will conduct a workshop Keep Calm and Prepare for Your First IEP for parents/guardians preparing for their child’s transitional IEP. She will discuss topics such as the differences between early intervention and school-based services, the IEP process, the importance of assessments, what to expect in the IEP meeting, what happens if the team doesn’t agree, and information about timelines and future IEP processes. Parents who attended this workshop the past gave rave reviews, saying that they felt more educated and empowered to advocate for their children. Please note: this workshop is available exclusively to those who have never attended an IEP.

Please register for this FREE training by November 16th at midnight.

Space is limited and events may be cancelled if minimum number of registrants is not reached.


Self-Advocate Bowling, Ages 21+

Sunday, November 19 |1pm – 3pm

Capitol Bowling | 900 W Capitol Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691

This fee will cover the cost of bowling for 2 hours, food and drink are on your own.

$10 / non-members

$5 / DSIA members (code for this event was mailed on October 25th)

You must register for this event by Midnight, November 11. Space is limited and events may be cancelled if minimum number of registrants is not reached.




Holiday Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 2 | 10am

Collings Teen Center | 1541 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Enjoy breakfast (gluten free options too), friends, family, arts and crafts and pictures with Santa!
This event is FREE for DSIA MEMBERS ONLY. This item shows a cost, and that cost will be removed once you enter the DSIA code that was sent to you for this event. You must be a DSIA member by November 17th at midnight in order to be eligible for this event.  Please register by November 24th at midnight so we can ensure enough food for all!

CLICK HERE to become a DSIA member



Woodland Kuk Sool Family Date

Saturday, January 6 | 1pm – 3pm

The Kuk Sool Won™ Martial Art Center | 618 Cottonwood Street, Woodland, CA 95695

All ages are invited to join us for an afternoon (or a morning) of martial art fun at Kuk Sool Won. Some stations will be instructor led, while others will be open to self exploration. Stations will include: balance activities, coordination drills, climbing opportunities, and much more. We hope to see you there. Waivers available at the event for each participant.The cost is for each child (with or without Down syndrome) that is participating in this event.

There is no charge for parents to attend and watch.
$8 / DSIA Members
$10 / non-Members
Please Register by January 4th at midnight.

2017 Past Events

Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Approach

Friday and Saturday, January 20 & 21st, 2017

Sacramento County Office of Education | 10474 Mather Boulevard, Mather, CA 95655
(Click here for directions)

Presenter: Lori Overland, MS, CCC-SLP


Self Advocate (ages 16+) Karaoke 

January 21st | 6:00-8:00pm 


Solano County PlayDate

Feb 4th |  3pm-5pm

Imagine That | 848-B Alamo Dr. (Alamo Plaza), Vacaville, CA 95688


Advocacy with Sara Weir, President of the National Down Syndrome Society

February 16th | 6:30pm

Sacramento County Office of Education | David P. Meaney Education Center | 10474 Mather Boulevard, Mather, CA 95655

CLICK HERE for the PDF of the Powerpoint for this Presentation.

CLICK HERE for the #DSWORKS handout

CLICK HERE for the Able Act FAQ.


Glow Bowling for Self – Advocates (ages 16 +) 

February 18 | 6-8pm


Archery for Self Advocates (ages 16+)

March 11 | 3pm 

Cancelled due to low RSVP numbers.


World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

March 21st | 11am-11pm


Come Eat with Us and Support DSIA!

April 14 | 9:00am – 10:00pm


Family Yoga Class

April 29 | 3pm-3:45pm


Family Bowling

May 13 |3pm – 5pm

Cancelled due to low RSVP numbers.


Hip Hop w. Darina for Self-Advocates (ages 16+)
May 20th |6:30pm-8:30pm

Cancelled Due to Registration Numbers


Sibling Social 

May 20 | 11am-12:30pm: ages 0-8 | 1pm-2:30pm: ages 9 and up

Cancelled Due to Registration Numbers


New Parent Support Breakfast w. Baby Signs

Saturday, June 3 | 9am-11am


New Parent Support Meeting

June 14 | 6pm-8pm

Origins Coffee | 2168 Sunset Blvd 105, Rocklin, CA 95765

Cancelled due to low registration numbers.


Mini Golf for Self – Advocates (ages 16 +)

June 17 | 6:30pm-8pm

Golfland Sunsplash | 1893 Taylor Rd, Roseville, CA 95661

Cancelled due to low registration numbers.


Family Picnic at the Arboretum

June 25 |3:00pm-4:30pm


Splash Park Play Date for June, July and August

  • Saturday, June 3 | 11am-1pm

Gary Falati Park | Joseph Gerevas Dr, Fairfield, CA 94533

  • Saturday, June 10 | 11am-1pm

Derr-Okamoto| 9550 Mainline Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95624

  • Saturday, June 10 | 11am-1pm

Kathy Lund Park | 6101 West Oaks Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95765

  • Sunday, June 11 | 11:30am-1:30pm

Jack Slaven Splash Park | 1705 Miekle Drive, Woodland, CA 95776

  • Saturday, July 1 | 11:00am-1:00pm

Whitney  Park | 1801 Whitney Ranch Pkwy, Rocklin, CA 95765

  • Saturday, July 8 | 11:00am-1:00pm

North Natomas |4989 Natomas Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95835

  • Saturday, July 8 | 11:30am-1:30pm

Jack Slaven Splash Park | 1705 Miekle Drive, Woodland, CA 95776

Cancelled due to low RSVP numbers.


Family Date at Davis Farmer’s Market

Wednesday, July 5 | 4:30pm-7pm

Davis Farmers Market| 3rd St & C St, Davis, CA 95616


Nightslides at Golfland SunSplash

July 10 | 5:30pm – 10:00pm

Golfland SunSplash | 1893 Taylor Rd, Roseville, CA 95661


New Parent Support Breakfast w. Baby Signs

Saturday, August 5| 9am-11am

Natomas Library | 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento, CA 95835


Manor Pool – Fun for All!

Saturday August 19 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

Davis Manor Pool | 1525 Tulip Ln, Davis, CA 95618


Top Golf for Self-Advocates ages 21+ 

Sunday, August 27 | 11am


DSIA & Mended Little Hearts

Thursday, September 7th | 6:30-8:30pm


Kayaking for Self – Advocates (ages 16 +)

Saturday September 9 | 10am-12pm

Sacramento State Aquatic Center | 1901 Hazel Ave, Gold River, CA 95670


DSIA Connects – New Family Support Breakfast

Saturday, October 7 | 9am

Natomas Library Community Room | 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento, CA 95835


Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk

Sunday, October 8 | 9am

William Land Park, Village Green


DSIA Connects – New Parent Meeting

Wednesday, October 25 | 6pm

Raley’s Meeting Room | 4650 Natomas Blvd., Sacramento, CA

Cancelled due to low RSVP numbers.


Yuba City: DSIA Connects

Tuesday, November 7 | 6pm – 8pm

Playzeum| 1980 S Walton| Yuba City, CA 95993

By participating in DSIA events, you give your consent to the Down Syndrome Information Alliance to use your child’s name and likeness in promotional and educational materials produced by the DSIA for general distribution.  You allow this usage without payment or royalty, in connection with a written/printed brochure, poster, and other similar materials as well as video production that may be used publicly by DSIA and its partners and agents as well as in connection with electronic forms of media, that will be used to increase the awareness about the organization or issues affecting those with Down syndrome. 


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DSIA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Tax I.D. 20-1702399

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