The DSACT Teen Group is a social group for teens with Down syndrome between the ages of 13-20. We meet on the second Friday of each month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at a local YMCA to build social skills, have fun with friends, and dance. A recreational therapist facilitates the group. Parents are welcome to stay or drop their teen and return. There are also community outings for typical teen activities like swimming, bowling, and going to movies. We welcome new members! Please email Suzanne Shepherd at suzshepherd@sbcglobal.net to have your teen join this group.

Our Adult group is for individuals with Down syndrome aged 21 and up. Programs such as cooking classes, swimming, horseback riding, etc are held throughout the year. Please see the current newsletter for more updated information and events. For more information please contact DSACT.

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas is proud to offer the following programs FREE of charge to our members and their siblings.

 

NEW Theater Classes

Center Stage Texas – From Broadway to Hollywood on Sundays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Course description: In this beginner theater class, students will have fun exploring the many ways to perform: acting, comedy/improvisation, musical theater, and screen-acting for movies and TV. The students will work together to build a repertoire of content adapted to their abilities, ages, preferences, and experience. In the spring, this class will culminate in a performance for friends and family in a professional theater with live accompaniment, lights, and costumes. Students will be taken on a creative adventure, getting a taste of many aspects of the stage and screen while building self-confidence, having fun, and learning how to express themselves through the performing arts. 

NEW UT “Informal Classes”

UT Informal Classes (These are non-DSACT funded) 

Upcoming Informal Courses: UT offers a variety of informal courses for adults with intellectual disabilities.  Please see the classes below and be sure to register through UT.


Pre-Registration is Required to Participate.

Register HERE.

 

ProgramAge GroupDayTimeLocation
Theater classes - Center Stage TexasTeens & Adults
(13-20)
Sundays, 3/30 - 6/112:00PM-1:00PMCenter Stage Texas
2826 Real Street
Austin, TX 78722
Arc of the Arts Studio & Gallery
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Teens & Adults
(13+)
Classes must be arranged with the program director of the Arc of the Arts Studio in advance. Please contact the Program Manager, Ann Wieding, at awieding@arcofthecapitalarea.org to schedule class.TBDARC of the Arts Studio
4902 Grover Ave. Austin, TX 78756
Fitness Boot Camp
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Teens & Young Adults
(13+)
Saturdays, 3/29 - 5/311:30PM-2:30PMTown Lake YMCA
1100 W Cesar Chavez:
Austin, TX 78703
Teen Dance
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Teens & Adults
(13+)
Thursdays, 4/4 - 6/56:30PM-7:30PMCongregation Beth Israel Child Development Center
3901 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
Book Club
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Adults
(18 and up)
Tuesdays, 4/1 - 6/37:00PM-8:30PMRound Rock Barnes & Noble 2701 Parker Rd #700,
Round Rock, TX 78681
Book Club
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Adults
(18 and up)
Tuesdays, 4/1 - 6/36:30PM-8:00PMArboretum Barnes & Noble
10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX 78759
Book Club
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Teens 12-17Wednesdays, 4/2 - 6/46:30PM-8:00PMArboretum Barnes & Noble
10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX 78759
Run/Walk Club

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All agesSaturdays, 1/18-3/29 (Please note there will be no Run/Walk during Spring Break, 3/8 & 3/15)10:00AM-11:00AMSt. Edwards Track
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
Popular Dance: Rockin' the Dance Floor!
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Teens & AdultsSaturdays, 3/29 - 5/312:30PM-4:00PMTown Lake YMCA
1100 W Cesar Chavez:
Austin, TX 78703
Warrior Storm Self Defense and Leadership Academy
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KiDsact, Teen & Adult (ages 6+)Sundays, 3/30 - 6/1
3:30PM-4:15PMBrushy Creek Community Center
16318 Great Oaks Drive:
Round Rock, TX 78681
Warrior Storm Self Defense and Leadership Academy
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KiDsact, Teen & Adult (ages 6+)Sundays, 3/30 - 6/1
2:00PM-2:45PMTown Lake YMCA
1100 W Cesar Chavez:
Austin, TX 78703
Lupe Arte Performing Arts Program


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Ages 12-20 (KiDSACT & Teens/Adult)Saturdays, 4/26-6-2710:30AM - 12:00PMLupe Arte
4926 Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78702
Swim Class - Advanced

Please contact Aquatics Director, Patti Wyble, (p). 512-255-7871 ext. 212 with any questions.


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Ages 13 and upWednesdays, 4/02- 5/216:15PM-7:00PMSendero Springs Pool
4203 Pasada Lane
Round Rock, TX 78681
Swim Class - Adults

Please contact Aquatics Director, Patti Wyble, (p). 512-255-7871 ext. 212 with any questions.


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Ages 13 and upThursdays, 4/03- 5/226:15PM-6:45PMHighland Horizon Pool
416 Highland Horizon
Austin, TX 78717
Swim Class - Beginner

Please contact Aquatics Director, Patti Wyble, (p). 512-255-7871 ext. 212 with any questions.


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Ages 3-13Tuesdays, 4/01- 5/206:15PM-6:45PMHighland Horizon Pool
416 Highland Horizon
Austin, TX 78717