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.

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ProgramAge GroupDayTimeLocation
Book Club
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Teens & Adults (13-25)Tuesdays, 6/24 - 8/266:30PM-8:00PMArboretum Barnes & Noble
10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX 78759
Fitness Boot Camp
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Teens & Young Adults
(13+)

*Parent participation is allowed.
Saturdays, 6/21 - 8/161:30PM-2:30PMTown Lake YMCA
1100 W Cesar Chavez:
Austin, TX 78703
Popular Dance: Rockin' the Dance Floor!
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Teens & Adults

*Parent participation is allowed.
Saturdays, 6/21 - 8/162:30PM-4:00PMTown Lake YMCA
1100 W Cesar Chavez:
Austin, TX 78703
Performing Arts Classes - Center Stage Texas
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KiDSACT (6-12), Teens & Adults (13-20)Sundays, 6/22 - 8/1712:15PM-1:15PMCenter Stage Texas
2826 Real Street
Austin, TX 78722
Warrior Storm Self Defense and Leadership Academy
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KiDsact, Teen & Adult (ages 6+)Sundays, 6/22 - 8/17
2:00PM-2:45PMTown 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, 6/22 - 8/17
3:30PM-4:15PMBrushy Creek Community Center
16318 Great Oaks Drive:
Round Rock, TX 78681
Arc of the Arts Studio & Gallery
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Teens & Adults
(14+)
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
Swim Class - Beginner



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KiDSACT, Teen & Adult (ages 5 and up)


*Parent participation is required.
Monday - Thursday
6/16-6/26,
7/7-7/17,
7/21-7/31,
8/4-8/14

Participants may attend as many sessions as they would like. Please specify when registering.
10:45AM-11:15AMHighland Horizon Pool
416 Highland Horizon
Austin, TX 78717
Swim Class - Intermediate



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KiDSACT, Teen & Adult (ages 6-25)


*Parent participation is required until instructor approves swimmer to participate without parent.
Monday - Thursday
6/16-6/26,
7/7-7/17,
7/21-7/31,
8/4-8/14

Participants may attend as many sessions as they would like. Please specify when registering.
11:30AM-12:00PMHighland Horizon Pool
416 Highland Horizon
Austin, TX 78717
Swim Class - Advanced


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Teen & Adults (ages 13 and up)Monday - Thursday
6/16-6/26,
7/7-7/17,
7/21-7/31,
8/4-8/14

Participants may attend as many sessions as they would like. Please specify when registering.
6:15PM-6:45PMSendero Springs Pool
4203 Pasada Lane
Round Rock, TX 78681
Healing with Horses Summer Day Camp

*This camp has additional forms and fees.

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KiDSACT, Teen & Adult (ages 6-25)Monday - Friday,
6/23 - 6/27,
7/7 - 7/11,
7/21 - 7/25
9:00AM-12:00PM (6/23-6/27 & 7/21-7/25)
5:00PM-8:00PM (7/7-7/11)
Healing with Horses Ranch
10014 FM 973
Manor, TX 78653
Story Telling and Animation Day Camp


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Teens & Adults (13-25)Monday - Friday, 7/7 - 7/119:00AM-12:00PMLupe Arte
4926 East Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78702
Cheerleading Day Camp


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Teens & Adults (13-25)Monday - Thursday, 7/28 - 7/319:00AM-12:00PMTexas Power Athletics
130 Ralph Ablanedo Dr
Austin, TX 78745
NEW!
Texas Rowing Center Kayak Day Camp
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Teens & Adults (13+)Monday - Friday, 8/11 - 8/159:00AM-11:00AM1541 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78703, Camp will be based out of the Texas Rowing Center directly behind Austin High School.