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DSIA Events

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.

Otherwise otherwise specified, DSIA events are open to the entire family! Please join us! 

CLICK HERE for the 2016 Calendar of Events…download, print, share!

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.

 

Saturday, December 3 | 9am-11am

Holiday Breakfast with Santa

Location: 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!

NEW THIS YEAR!

Holiday Vendors! Come shop and a percentage of sales go back to DSiA!
  • Scentsy – Wickless candles and scented fragrance wax for electric candle warmers and scented natural oils and diffusers.
  • V&R Stitchmakers
  • Younique – Foundation, Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ and Royalty skin care products

This event is FREE, but please register so we can ensure enough food for all! Registration Deadline is November 18th at midnight.

Registration150

 

 

Many families are asking, so if you’d like, you can make a donation for the Holiday Breakfast with Santa, just follow the link!

GeneralDonation150

 

 

 

Saturday, December 10 | 10am

52nd Annual Woodland Holiday Parade

Location: Main Street, Woodland
Join DSIA and cheer on our float as we participate in this great community event.
Thank you Henderson Family for sponsoring the DSIA float!
CLICK HERE for more information

Wednesday, December 14 | 5:30pm – 7pm

Bella Terra Ornament Painting, Vacaville 

Location: 318 B main St | Vacaville CA 9568
Ornaments range in price from $6-$8 paid for by family (at the event to Bella Terra).
Ornaments will be ready exactly one week from the night and ready for the Christmas tree or for a wonderful Christmas present.

Family style, siblings welcome .
Pizza and beverages will be included for dinner at the event .

You MUST RSVP for this event so we can plan accordingly. RSVP by December 9th at noon.

Registration150

 

 

 

Saturday, December 17 | 6:15pm-8:00pm

Self-Advocates (ages 10+) Holiday Potluck

Location: 2033 Howe Ave. Ste. 160 | Sacramento, CA 95825

A-F sides/salads
G-L main dishes
M-R desserts
S-Z drinks

Registration150

 


2017 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

In Lori’s updated Sensory/Motor Approach to Feeding class the complex issues surrounding feeding disorders are discussed. The class reflects new research and understanding of sensory processing and the impact on feeding. Pre-feeding exercises designed to develop the motor skills for safe, effective, nutritive feeding and therapeutic feeding techniques are targeted. The class includes two live evaluations and program plans, as well as interactive sensory and feeding practicums.

CLICK HERE for more information

 

iCan Bike Camp

June 19-23, 2017

Woodcreek High School |2551 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd, Roseville, CA 95747

Please sign up for our newsletter via our website and you will received an email when we open registration. More information to come soon.


Past Events

Saturday, January 2 | 10am-12pm

Self-Advocates (ages 10-16) Bowling

County Club Lanes | 2600 Watt Ave, Sacramento CA 95821

Parents are encouraged and expected to stay the entire event.

$5/DSIA Member

$10/ non-Member

Plus, bring $1 for shoe rental

Saturday, January 16 | 6:15pm-8:00pm

Self-Advocates (ages 16+) Monster Golf

12401 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Parents are encouraged to leave their children and enjoy some time together!

$5/DSIA Member

$10/ non-Member

Saturday, February 6 | 10am-12pm

Self-Advocates (ages 10-16) Sky High

11327 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

Parents are encouraged and expected to stay the entire event.

$5/DSIA Member

$10/ non-Member

EVENT CANCELLED

Thursday, February 18 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Parents of Self-Advocates Ages 16+ Meet Up

North Natomas Library | 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento CA 95835

Meet and connect with other parents who have a child ages 16+ with Down syndrome. For Parents and Care Givers only.

NO RSVP Necessary

Saturday, February 20 | 6:15pm-8:00pm

Self-Advocates (ages 16+) Hip-Hop Dance with Darina

Sierra 2 Dance Studio | 2791 24th St., Sacramento, CA 95818

Parents are encouraged to leave their children and enjoy some time together!

$5/DSIA Member

$10/ non-Member

Saturday, February 27 | 9am-11am

New Parent Breakfast for Parents

(who have a Child with Down syndrome ages 2 and under)

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

Join us for a chance to meet other families and DSIA Parent Mentors. Enjoy food and making new friends!

*Spanish speaking Parent Mentors will be on hand!

There is no cost for this event, but please register to reserve your spot online!

Saturday, February 27 | 3:30pm -5:30pm

Family Play Date at Dream Extreme in Vacaville

190 Bella Vista, Vacaville, CA 95687

Come play mingle and meet fellow families who all have a child with Down syndrome. Siblings welcome

Obstacle course and Open play in the gymnastics area. Ball pit, and so much more. Snacks included.

There is no cost for this event, but please register to reserve your spot online!

March 21 | all day

World Down Syndrome Day Pizza with a Purpose

California Pizza Kitchen – Arden and Roseville locations

1735 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

1190 Roseville Parkway, Roseville, CA 95678

20% of all purchases and 10% of gift cards sales generated by this FUNdraiser will go directly to DSIA! Enjoy a fun night out and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! CPK has Gluten Free Options too!

CLICK HERE for the flier for this event. You must present this flier to your server!

Monday, April 4 | 4pm

Self-Advocate (ages 10-16) Project Ride Field Trip 

Project Ride | 8840 Southside Ave, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Join us for an afternoon of learning about Project Ride and their therapeutic horseback riding program.

Parents are encouraged and expected to stay the entire event.

$5/DSIA Member

$10/ non-Member

Friday, April 8 | all day

Inclusion Summit hosted by The Center for Educational Rights

Sacramento County Office of Education | 10474 Mather Blvd, Mather, CA 95655 | Board Room

The Center for Educational Rights is holding its second annual Inclusion Summit on April 8th. I encourage you to share this in your school with educators/staff who support students with intellectual disabilities by modifying curriculum.

Please note that due to space limitations, the Summit is for K-12 educators only.

CLICK HERE for flier

Saturday, April 9 | 9am-12pm

IEP Training

Arden-Dimick Library | 891 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA 95864

Presented by Lisa Lindsey, Ph.D. – Co-Founder | Director of Advocacy | President, Center for Educational Rights

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.

There is no cost for this event, but please register to reserve your spot online!

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 6

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

CANCELLED

Saturday, April 16 | 6:15pm-8:00pm

Self-Advocate (ages 16+) Glow Bowling

County Club Lanes | 2600 Watt Ave, Sacramento CA 95821

Parents are encouraged to leave their children and enjoy some time together!

$5/DSIA Member

$10/ non-Member

 Saturday, April 30 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Nevada County Family Meet & Greet

Summer Thymes Bakery & Deli | 231 Colfax Ave, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Questions, contact Jeanne at 530-913-6216

CLICK HERE to RSVP for this event.

Saturday, May 7 | 11am

Self-Advocate (ages 10-16) Healthy Eating

Davis Co-op | 620 G St, Davis, CA 95616

Join us as we tour the co-op and talk about healthy snack options for teens.

Parents are encouraged and expected to stay the entire event.

$5/DSIA Member

$10/ non-Member

CANCELLED

Saturday, May 21 | 6pm-11pm

Celebration of Hope Gala and Fundraiser

Mirage Banquet Hall | 2159 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

Join us as we celebrate everything great about Down syndrome and the Down Syndrome Information Alliance. *Dinner *Drinks * Dancing *Silent Auction & *Raffle. This is a very special night and DSIA’s second biggest fundraiser.

$100/Individual

$150/Couple

$21/Self-Advocate (ages 21 and over, limit three at this price)

SOLD OUT!

CLICK HERE for more information

CLICK HERE for pictures of the Celebration of Hope!

Sunday, May 22 | 9:30am-10:30am

Celebration of Hope – Born This Way Parent Panel 

Double Tree Hotel | 2001 Point W Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

Join DSIA for a special opportunity to ask questions to the parents of Born This Way’s Cristina, Rachel, and Elena.

This is open for DSIA members ONLY; Self Advocates must be 12 or older.

Please CLICK HERE if you would like to be a DSIA member.

Because of time constraints, we will limit two questions per individual. Please submit your questions when registering.

$35 / DSIA member

$21 / DSIA member, Self-Advocate (ages 12+)

Saturday, June 4 | 10 am 

Self-Advocate (ages 16+ AND ages 10 – 16)Archery

Maya Archers |  750 Galleria Blvd. Roseville, CA 95678

Come learn how to do archery with qualified instructors and all the equipment is available for your use. Using a bow and arrows and shooting at targets and balloons is a lot of fun. If you need more info you can contact Lou or Carole Pope at 916-717-2452.

June 20-24

iCan Shine Bike Camp

Location: William Jessup University | 2121 University Ave, Rocklin, CA 95765

Helping individuals with special needs gain confidence through bike riding

CLICK HERE for more information

July 8-24 

California State Fair

We are partnering with the California StateFair to raise money for our organization.

By purchasing tickets on line using this code, a portion of the ticket sales will go to supporting our mission.

Buy now at CAStateFair/tickets

code: DSIAFAIR2016

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

Saturday, July 16 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Self-Advocate (ages 16+) Glow Bowling

County Club Lanes | 2600 Watt Ave, Sacramento CA 95821

Parents are encouraged to leave their children and enjoy some time together!

$5/DSIA Member

$10/ non-Member

Monday, July 18 | 5:30pm-10:30pm

Nightslides at Sunsplash

Sunsplash Golfland | 1893 Taylor Rd, Roseville, CA 95661

Join us for our 6th annual night at Sunsplash!

Ticket cut off date is Sunday July 10, midnight– NO EXCEPTIONS.

Tickets will be MAILED to your family.

No Outside food and drink is allowed in the park. Food and Drink are available for purchase at the SunSplash Snack Bar.

General Admission Ticket:

$7/DSIA member

$13/non-Member

$1/ under 32” inches – must be purchased in person the night of the 18th at the ticket counter.

Sunday, August 7 | 10am

Self-Advocate (ages 10-16) Mini Golf

Sunsplash Golfland | 1893 Taylor Rd, Roseville, CA 95661

Let’s play a round of mini golf!

Parents are encouraged and expected to stay!

$5/DSIA Member

$10/ non-Member

Thursday, September 15 

Self-Advocate Tee Shirt Submissions Due

Enter DSIA’s T-shirt Contest and Your Artwork might be seen on 1,000 T-shirts at the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk & 5k Run!

CLICK HERE for more information

Saturday, September 17 | 6pm-8-pm

Family Swim at Manor Pool in Davis

Manor Pool | 1525 Tulip Ln, Davis, CA 95618

Join us for an evening of fun! This event is for all families, all ages!

Join us as we have the whole park to ourselves!

*Splash Pad!*Beach Pool *Lap Pool with Slide * Dive Well

Bring your own food, snacks and beverages (no glass containers or alcohol).

Click here to learn more about the pool and rules

General Admission Ticket (ages 3 and up)

$5/DSIA Member

$10/non-Member

$1/Toddler/Infant admission Tickets (ages 2 and under)

The last day to purchase tickets in September 15th. Memberships must be active 7 days prior to event ticket purchase to utilize the discount code.

Saturday, October 1 | 9am-12pm

Self-Advocate Volunteer Opportunity

2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – State Capitol, Sacramento, CA

We will celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness month by showing the community how helpful and hardworking our Self-Advocates can be.

Sunday, October 2 | 10am – 12 noon

2015 & 2016 iCan Bike Family Reunion

Hagan Park, Rancho Cordova, Area B1

iCan Bike families are encouraged to bring their riders, bikes and picnic snacks/lunches and enjoy a morning or re-connecting and celebrating learning how to ride a bike.

We must have ten families RSVP by Sept 29th or this event will be re-scheduled.

CLICK HERE for a map of the park

Saturday, October 8 | 9am-11am

New Parent Breakfast

(who have a Child with Down syndrome ages 2 and under)

Arden-Dimick Library Community Room

891 Watt Ave, Sacramento, Ca 95864

Join us for a chance to meet other families and DSIA Parent Mentors. Enjoy food and making new friends!

*Spanish speaking Parent Mentors will be on hand!

There is no cost for this event, but please register to reserve your spot online!

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

Saturday, October 15 | 6:15pm-8:00pm

Self–Advocate (ages 16+) Sports-A-Rama 

Will Rogers Middle School Gymnasium | 4924 Dewey Dr, Fair Oaks, CA 95628

Parents are encouraged to leave their children and enjoy some time together! Self-advocates will enjoy an evening of physical activity and games led my The Wood Family.

$5/DSIA Member

$10/ non-Member

Thursday, November 3 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Ds 101 for Educators

UCD MIND Institute | 2825 50th Street | Sacramento, CA 95817

The Down Syndrome Information Alliance and Center for Educational Rights are excited to offer this FREE seminar designed to help you educate, include and enjoy your students with Down syndrome.

This workshops is for education professionals only, please. One registration per person. Thank you!

CLICK HERE for more information.

Registration is now closed for this event.

Sunday, November 6 | 8am–12pm

Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk and 5k Run – RAIN OR SHINE! 

William Land Park, Village Green

Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year. The Step Up Walk and Run raises important funds that carry DSIA through the year – it also is a great family event that celebrates everything wonderful about Down syndrome.

CLICK HERE for more information.

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

CLICK HERE for race results

 

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. 

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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