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DSIA Events


We offer events for children, self-advocates, and families year round. Most events are free, and DSIA members receive substantial discounts on events that require a fee. Check out our upcoming activities!

CLICK HERE to download, print and share the 2014 calendar!

CLICK HERE to download, print and share the 2014 calendar in Spanish!


Down Syndrome Awareness Month – Random Acts of Kindness

Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month by doing one Random Act of Kindness (RAOK) a day.

CLICK HERE to learn more and celebrate


The Age of Change Workshop – Dr. Dennis McGuire
November 8 |8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
UC Davis MIND Institute | 2825 50th Street | Sacramento, CA 95817

Workshop topics include:

  • Promoting strengths and creative potential in persons with Down Syndrome : Social skills
  • Promoting strengths and creative potential in persons with Down Syndrome : Grooves, visual memory and cues
  • Promoting self esteem and safety
  • Promoting mental wellness and healthy aging

About Dr. Dennis McGuire:
McGuire has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health and developmental disabilities and is the former Director of Psychosocial Services for the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in suburban Chicago, the largest, most prestigious clinic for adults with Down syndrome in the United States. He helped establish the center, which serves over 4,000 unique adult patients with Down syndrome each year.

Registration fee covers a light breakfast and lunch.

$35 non-member |$25 DSIA members

Registration must be purchased by November 5th




CLICK HERE to download, print and share the flier for this event.

10th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk and NEW THIS YEAR – 5k RUN!
November 9
William Land Park

This is your big chance to give back! DSIA needs your help raising funds to continue our programs and outreach into 2015 and beyond.

Your participation not only increases awareness and celebrates hope, it also ensures that DSIA will be able to continue to provide support, education, resources, and much-needed (and loved!) events to our community.

CLICK HERE to learn more

CLICK HERE to register, create a team or join a team now!


Wacky Tacky
November 24 | 9am – 11am 
Wacky Tacky, 7351 Galilee Rd #160, Roseville, CA 95678

Join is for a special morning of free play! This time slot is reserved for DSIA families and other families who have a child with special needs and will be closed to the public.

Please bring your own snacks and waters and enjoy!

$8 non-member |$5 DSIA members

Members receive $3 off children’s admission with advance ticket purchase – tickets must be purchased from DSIA in advance to receive the discount. 

CLICK HERE to become a DSIA member. Memberships are $35 and good for 365 days.

Confirmation of membership and discount codes will be emailed within 24 hours. .

Registration must be purchased by noon, November 21st





Holiday Breakfast with Santa
December 6 | 10am
Collings Teen Center,  1541 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Join us for breakfast, meet Santa, enjoy arts and crafts and meet new friends and visit with ol d friends! This is our 4th Annual Holiday Breakfast with Santa!

This event is FREE for our families, but please RSVP with the registration link below so we can provide enough food and activities for all !




Self Advocates – Teen and Adult Activities
3rd Saturday of the Month


New Parent Support Meetings
3rd Thursday of the Month


Past 2014 Events


Oral Placement Therapy Workshop – Sara Rosenfeld Johnson | January 6

CLICK HERE to view/download the powerpoint from this presentation

Oral Placement Therapy Clinics – Sara Rosenfeld Johnson | January 8-9

Down Syndrome 101 for Educators | March 6

CLICK HERE to view/download the powerpoint from this presentation

World Down Syndrome Awareness Day | March 21

1st Annual Spring Carnival sponsored by Kennedy Pageant Productions | April 12

BIG Day of Giving | May 6

Keep Calm & Prepare for your 1st IEP | May 10

Picnic and DreamNight at the Sacramento Zoo | June 6

Playdate at the Park | June 21

Nightslides at Sunsplash | July 21

DSIA BBQ | August 10

Inclusion Summit | September 19 

Our Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors whose generosity makes everything we do possible. Check out our current sponsors and let them know how much you appreciate their support!

Tax ID

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

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