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DSA Social Activities

DSA Activities for Young Adults/Adults: 

DSA Connections presents “The Lounge”, offering social opportunities, themed dances, karaoke, healthy cooking classes, yoga, art and other skill building activities for Teens and Adults with Down syndrome. Hang out with friends, work on your dance moves and have fun! 
We have special activities planned for our teens and young adults whenever the Down Syndrome Association of San Diego is having a social function. Stand alone, age specific activities range from dance practice, crafts projects, quilting and aerobic workouts. These activities have included leading the parade for the Buddy Walk, performing at the Holiday Party, Buddy Walk and Talent Show, and helping at the Summer Social. Contact Brenda at or 858-452-0408.

DSA Activities for Children and Parents: 

The Down Syndrome Association of San Diego Family Support Network hosts events for kids and parents to promote life-long friendships. These activities vary and are typically geared for early childhood and school-age children up to 14 years of age. Some activities may also be appropriate for all ages. View online calendar for activities and events or contact us at 619-594-7389 or

Other Social Activities in the Community:   

City of San Diego Park & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services - This program provides sports, recreation, leisure and outreach services to San Diegans with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Services include therapeutic recreation programs and adaptive sports opportunities, which address the special needs of individuals with disabilities who have difficulty accessing and participating in recreation opportunities offered to the general public.

Xcite Steps - Recreation, respite, mentor and childcare programs for kids, teens, and adults with a variety of cognitive disabilities. 858-722-1948.

Friendship Circle - Social outings for children and teens with special needs. Call 858-487-4879.

Pioneers Club - Activities for individuals with developmental challenges through fine and performing arts, educational enrichment and socially responsible micro enterprises. Call 858-350-6002.

Teens in Motion - an after school program providing supervision and support to teens and young adults with developmental disabilities. 619.521.3055 x1402 or Michelle at

The Arc of San Diego PALS Dept. - Provide local and travel recreational opportunities for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  We also run 5 day sessions of Camp each summer for children, teens, and adults.  619-685-1175 or

PALS Tours - weekend camps for adults with developmental disabilities to increase independence and develop life skills. Call 703-509-1019.

North Park Vaudeville STARS is GB Productions' theater arts program for individuals with cognitive disabilities. 
Live Up! is a long weekend (four-day) program that aims to provide adults with Down syndrome an opportunity to increase independence through the development of life skills while exploring a new city.  Through a variety of fun and educational activities, they create and foster friendship amongst all participants that can be relied on year round.  TContact

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