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Social groups provide a supportive network for families to connect, form friendships, seek advice and share their joys and challenges. These groups are primarily organized based on the age of your loved one with Down syndrome, in addition to Comité Latino, our all-ages Spanish-speaking group.
Our youngest age groups meet every other month for fun activities like bowling, park play dates, and picnics all led by our dedicated parent volunteers. Teen and Adult Groups meet monthly, led by a social group facilitator, to encourage independence as our members get older. However, active parent involvement is still important to expand social offerings and create special events like our beloved formal dances. If you are interested in hosting a social event, please email Director of Programs and Events, Julia Forslund.
Become a member to attend these social events! DSACT will send social event communication primarily via evite. We will also include information for upcoming social events in each social group below. If you feel it’s time for your family member to transition to the next age group, please contact Julia Forslund to be added to the correct list.
We also host Facebook groups to provide a platform for discussions where families can share their own events, ask questions, post pictures, and more. While we share relevant DSACT activities on the Facebook groups, the primary intent is for you to have ownership of this community!
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To ensure accessibility, we operate these programs on a Pay-What-You-Can model, with a typical suggested donation of only $20. These fees only cover a small fraction of the true programming costs. We rely heavily on the generosity of donors like you, and donors at fundraising events like Buddy Walk and Cocktail Bash, to cover the full cost of our programs. If you value these programs, we ask you to consider making a donation today. Your donation ensures that we can offer our programs to all members, no matter their budget!
On behalf of my family members attending DSACT programs and events and myself, and the heirs and personal representatives of either (collectively, “Attendees”), I forever waive, release, discharge and covenant not to sue Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (“DSACT”), or the officers, Board members, sponsors, organizers, volunteers, agents, employees, independent contractors, and/or other representatives and/or their successors and assigns of DSACT (collectively, “DSACT Parties”), for any and all injuries, illness, or damages of any kind whatsoever suffered by my family members and/or myself arising in connection with DSACT programs and events.
In the event my family members or I should require medical care in connection with a DSACT program or event, I acknowledge that I am financially responsible for any costs of such care or treatment.
I further represent and warrant that I am authorized to execute this Waiver on behalf of Attendees. If I am parent but not guardian of the others, I hereby represent and warrant to DSACT Parties that there are no custody or other legal agreements or arrangements which limit or restrict me from executing this release on behalf of these others. I certify that Attendee(s) is in good health and has no physical or other impediment which would endanger him/her while participating. I agree (on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns) to release, discharge, waive and relinquish DSACT (or its officers, agents, employees, volunteers) from any and all liabilities, claims, or actions for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death which may arise out of his/her participation. I grant permission to DSACT to use any/all photos or videos taken of Attendee(s) for any DSACT promotional purpose, including but not limited to the website, newsletter, brochures, sponsor letters, or other promotional items.
I understand that by enrolling anyone in any of the programs associated with this form, I am automatically acknowledging and accepting all terms in the above “Waiver/ Release from Liability and Photo/Video Release.
This release of liability will be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Texas. Venue for any cause of action in connection with this release will be in Travis County, Texas.