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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 individuals born with Down syndrome. These classes embody a unique combination of cognitive skills and social/behavioral interaction while fostering lifetime friendships and offers many opportunities to share, develop skills and learn new things while having fun. 

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. 

There is a small fee for our classes; 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 & East Contra Costa County Teen & Young Adult

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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.

Antioch & East Contra Costa County Teen & Young Adult THRIVE

Coming Soon!

Facilitator: Lynda Green

Berkeley & Alameda County 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. 

Berkeley & Alameda County Adults *Hybrid

Thursdays: *Virtual 5:00pm - 6:00pm, In - Person 5:00 - 6:30pm 

Facilitator: Jennifer Cooper

Concord 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. 

Concord Adults

Wednesdays: 4:15pm - 5:45pm 

Facilitator: Teresa Jorgensen

Danville (& San Ramon Valley) 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.

Danville(& San Ramon Valley)Adults

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

       Facilitators: Marianne Iversen, Debbie Munoz

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

       Facilitator: Marianne Iversen 

Danville (& San Ramon Valley) Teens & Young Adults

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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.

Danville (& San Ramon Valley)Teens & Young Adults

Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Laura Briggs

Virtual 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. 

Virtual Adults

Tuesdays: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Facilitator: Christina Lewis

Virtual Teens & Young Adults

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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.

Virtual Teen & Young Adults

Wednesdays: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Facilitator: Christina Lewis