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Due to Covid-19 THRIVE Classes are now being offered Virtually.

For more information please contact Programs@dscba.org

THRIVE Programs

Our Participants THRIVE when they are:

Together
Happy
Respected
Independent
Valued
Empowered

We are proud to offer our THRIVE Programs—a therapeutic program that is educational and developmental, geared specifically to the needs of children born with Down syndrome. These classes embody a unique combination of cognitive skills and social/behavioral interaction.

Our THRIVE Programs are conducted by age group with a focus on developing strong core strength, gross and fine motor as well as social and friendship-building skills. >Click here to see a video of one of our THRIVE Programs. 

There is a small fee for our classes; please call for the schedule. Scholarships are available >Click here for scholarship application.(PDF Document)

Ages listed below are a guideline and are based on current attendees in the classes. Please contact Programs@dscba.org if you are interested in any of these classes.

Antioch - Tweens & Teens

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The goals of the transtioning youth and young adult classes are to improve students’ language development, reading comprehension, confidence and self-expression. The emphasis is on enhancing socialization skills, building friendships and practicing teamwork, cooperation and respect for self and others.

Tweens & Teens

Thursdays:, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Teresa Jorgensen

Antioch - Young Adults

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The goals of the transitioning youth and young adult classes are to improve students’ language development, reading comprehension, confidence and self-expression. The emphasis is on enhancing socialization skills, building friendships and practicing teamwork, cooperation and respect for self and others. 

Young Adults

Mondays: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Samantha White

Berkeley - Adults

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These classes are groups that support key skills for the adult-aged population. We focus on skill building in three main areas: Social/Friendship, Leisure/Recreation and Inter/Independent Living. These very active and fun groups emphasize positive communication and social values, personal awareness and empowerment through vital peer and group relationships, fitness and recreation, and creative movement and the expressive arts. Emphasis is on ability and personal responsibility in a safe and exciting group. 

Adults 

Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Facilitators: Samantha White 

Castro Valley - Young Adults

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The goals of the transitioning youth and young adult classes are to improve students’ language development, reading comprehension, confidence and self-expression. The emphasis is on enhancing socialization skills, building friendships and practicing teamwork, cooperation and respect for self and others.

Young Adults

Mondays: 3:15 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Facilitator: Teresa Jorgensen

Danville - Adults

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These classes are groups that support key skills for the adult-aged population. We focus on skill building in three main areas: Social/Friendship, Leisure/Recreation and Inter/Independent Living. These very active and fun groups emphasize positive communication and social values, personal awareness and empowerment through vital peer and group relationships, fitness and recreation, and creative movement and the expressive arts. Emphasis is on ability and personal responsibility in a safe and exciting group.

Adults

Thursdays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Facilitators: Marianne Iversen 

Danville - Early Elementary

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Class activities focus on improving motor skills through challenging obstacle courses; working on cognitive tasks as we learn to follow, interpret and comprehend a story; developing social interaction as we learn to wait our turn, encourage others and adapt to an environment of cooperation, interaction and socialization.

Early Elementary (Ages 5-9)

Will return when programs resume on site.

 

Danville - Teens

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The goals of the Teen Classes are to improve students’ language development, reading comprehension, confidence and self-expression. The emphasis is on enhancing socialization skills, building friendships and practicing teamwork, cooperation and respect for self and others.

Teens

Wednesdays: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Laura Briggs

Danville - Young Adults

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The goals of the young adult classes are to improve students’ language development, reading comprehension, confidence and self-expression. The emphasis is on enhancing socialization skills, building friendships and practicing teamwork, cooperation and respect for self and others.

Young Adults (Ages 21 - 26)

Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Marianne Iversen 

Dublin - Tweens & Teens

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The goals of the transtioning youth and young adult classes are to improve students’ language development, reading comprehension, confidence and self-expression. The emphasis is on enhancing socialization skills, building friendships and practicing teamwork, cooperation and respect for self and others.

Tweens & Teens

Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Terese Ghilarducci

Oakland - Adults

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These classes are groups that support key skills for the adult-aged population. We focus on skill building in three main areas: Social/Friendship, Leisure/Recreation and Inter/Independent Living. These very active and fun groups emphasize positive communication and social values, personal awareness and empowerment through vital peer and group relationships, fitness and recreation, and creative movement and the expressive arts. Emphasis is on ability and personal responsibility in a safe and exciting group.

Adults

Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Christina Lewis

San Francisco - Adults

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These classes are groups that support key skills for the adult-aged population. We focus on skill building in three main areas: Social/Friendship, Leisure/Recreation and Inter/Independent Living. These very active and fun groups emphasize positive communication and social values, personal awareness and empowerment through vital peer and group relationships, fitness and recreation, and creative movement and the expressive arts. Emphasis is on ability and personal responsibility in a safe and exciting group.

Adults

Tuesdays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Facilitator: Christina Lewis

San Mateo - Teens

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The goals of the transtioning youth and young adult classes are to improve students’ language development, reading comprehension, confidence and self-expression. The emphasis is on enhancing socialization skills, building friendships and practicing teamwork, cooperation and respect for self and others.

Teens

Mondays - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Samantha White

Vallejo - Adults

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These classes are groups that support key skills for the adult-aged population. We focus on skill building in three main areas: Social/Friendship, Leisure/Recreation and Inter/Independent Living. These very active and fun groups emphasize positive communication and social values, personal awareness and empowerment through vital peer and group relationships, fitness and recreation, and creative movement and the expressive arts. Emphasis is on ability and personal responsibility in a safe and exciting group.

Adults 

Mondays, 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Samantha White