DSC Friends Social Groups

DSC Friends is a slate of social groups, funded by the Down Syndrome Community and intended to foster relationships within groups related by age. Through DSC Friends, we will forge opportunities to build strong support networks and lasting friendships, for parents and their children.

DSC Friends events are not drop-off playdates, so an adult must be present and responsible for children.

"I am thankful for the DSC Social Groups! Where else can I share in the achievements of local families, receive recommendations on healthcare and therapy providers, and learn strategies for succeeding in daily challenges? And having two kids with Down syndrome means I can belong to two friends groups and have twice the benefit!"
—C. C.

Babies to Toddlers (ages 0-3)

Leader: Courtney Criss

Email: [email protected]

Facebook page: DSC Friends 0-3

Join us while we watch our kids play, share stories and therapy ideas, and think about the future together.

Kids (ages 4-7)

We are actively looking for new leaders for the Kids Meet-Up group.

If interested, email [email protected]

Facebook page: DSC Friends 4-7

Parents and caregivers: Bring your children so they can have fun with their peers and make life-long friendships. Siblings welcome. Kids: Bring your parent(s) and caregiver(s) so they have an opportunity to connect with other parents while sharing ideas and experiences.

Tweens (ages 8-12)

Leaders: Sigrun Denny and Cesily Greene

Email: [email protected] [email protected]

Facebook page: DSC Friends Tweens

This is a space to share friendship, learn about preferred activities for children and families, and be around in the community. We will explore different places, so recommendations from families are always welcome.

Adults (ages 18+)

Leader: Katelyn Peters

Email: [email protected]

Facebook page: DSC Friends Adults

The Adult group is for anyone 18+! We’ll be getting together to “hang out” and have some fun. Suggestions welcome! This group is for individuals with Down syndrome and typically developing adults.