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DSA Family Support Network

The Down Syndrome Association of San Diego envisions all people with Down syndrome will be afforded the same life opportunities, to be valued and respected as contributing members of society. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with Down syndrome and their families through education, social and support programs. Our goal is to provide quality programs that promote awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome. The DSA Family Support Network offers support groups for families, recreational activities for various age groups, and conferences or trainings.

Please verify DSA Family Support Network dates, locations and details on the online calendar.
DSA Central San Diego:

DSA Information, Resource and Support Network for Families - Socialize and network with other families. Learn about programs, resources and related services. Monthly topics focus on infants, children, teens and adult issues. Meets monthly at the Harold J.  Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Street, San Diego 92110 (Old Town) from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Supervised play for children up to age 10 is available with reservation. Please call Kelly Craig at 594-7389 or View flyer for details.

Red de información, recursos y apoyo familiar - Socialice con otra familias. Aprenda sobre programas, recursos y servicios relacionados. En las reuniones mensuales se abordarán temas sobre bebés, niños, adolescentes y adultos. Sitio: Harold J. Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA 92110 (Old Town). Habrá una área de juegos supervisada para niños menores de 10 años. El espacio es limitado, por favor reserve su lugar con anticipación. Para obtener más información o para hacer su reservación, por favor llame a Manuela Valdez al (858)490-8523 o Vea el volante

DSA North County:

DSA Information, Resource and Support Network for Families - Socialize and network with other families. Learn about programs, resources and related services. Monthly topics focus on infants, children, teens and adult issues. Meets monthly at Teri Inc, 251 Airport Road (enter through north side door, parking available on north side of building), Oceanside, CA 92058 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. No childcare provided, but parents are welcome to bring babies. Please contact Trish at (760)761-5524 or  View flyer for details and directions.

DSA Social Activities:  
Activities for Early Childhood/School-Age Youth  

Join DSA families and friends for social activities. Connect with families, share experiences and develop life-long friendships. Social events are informal gatherings organized by DSA family volunteers. Please be sure to check the website calendar for events planned.  

Activities for Young Adults/Adults  

DSA San Diego offers a variety of social activities for adults with Down syndrome. Stand alone, age specific activities range from dance practice, crafts projects, quilting and aerobic workouts. These activities have included Buddy Walk participation, performing at the Holiday Party and helping at various DSA functions.

DSA Reach for the Stars Annual Dinner Dance Gala is held in the springtime. 

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! 

Aerobics, Quilting and  Performances
- schedule varies; please contact Brenda at or 858-452-0408.
*Verify dates, locations and details at DSA online calendar. Contact 619-594-7389 or  

See How DSA Impacts Local Families

Other Down syndrome Community Supports:

IMPERIAL VALLEY - DSA Imperial Valley Support Group for parents of children with Down syndrome. Meets monthly at IVCEC, 1528 Waterman, El Centro, CA 92243 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. English & Spanish.  760-355-0147 or 760-639-8363View flyer

MIRAMAR - Support group for primary caretakers of children with a developmental delay or disability. Meets from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Crimson Center for Speech & Language, 9606 Tierra Grande #107, San Diego, CA  92126. Please call 858-695-9415 to reserve free seating.

MURRIETA/TEMECULA VALLEY - Support group for parents of young children with Down syndrome from birth to 5 years. Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month from 5-7pm. Call (951)696-1486 or (714)357-3702 or email

TEMECULA - Social group for 9-13 year olds meets every other Thursday from 4 - 5:30 pm. There is also a monthly group meeting and Saturday morning coffee for moms. Contact Julie at 951-699-3127 or

DS SD Family Play Dates - Families of children with Down syndrome meet monthly. Contact Sharice at 858-705-2662 or


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