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THRIVE

THRIVE Programs

Our Participants THRIVE when they are:

TOGETHER    HAPPY    RESPECTED    INDEPENDENT    VALUED    EMPOWERED

We are proud to offer our THRIVE Programs - A unique program for individuals with Down syndrome. THRIVE is conducted by age group with a focus on developing strong core strength, gross and fine motor, executive functioning, and social and friendship-building skills. These sessions embody a unique combination of strengthening cognitive skills and social/behavioral interactions, all while fostering lifelong friendships and having fun.

There is a small fee for our classes, limited scholarships are available.

 Click here for scholarship application  

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.

THRIVE Sessions

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 Adults

 

Thursdays: In - Person: 4:00 - 5:30pm 

Facilitator(s): Jennifer Cooper

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 

Facilitators: Teresa Jorgensen

Early Elementary THRIVE is educationally and developmentally appropriate for children ages 4-7 with Down syndrome, combining cognitive skill development with positive social and behavioral interaction.  

Danville Early Elementary THRIVE

Mondays: 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Facilitator: Denise Christiansen

For more information email: Programs@dscba.org 

 

Here is a preview video of the Early Elementary THRIVE program from previous years (formerly Peer Development Class) 

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 Adults

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

       Facilitators: Marianne Iversen, Debbie Munoz

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

       Facilitators: Marianne Iversen 

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 Teens & Young Adults

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

Facilitator: Laura Briggs

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.

Santa Rosa Teens & Young Adults 

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

Facilitator: Lori Rotolo

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. 

 

Santa Rosa Adults 

Thursdays: 4:00pm - 5:30pm 

Facilitator: Lori Rotolo

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

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

Facilitators: Christina Lewis