DSANV Summer Buddy Program!

Since we can only have a limited amount of in-person social interaction this summer, DSANV is creating a Virtual Buddy Program! Self Advocates will be paired up with High School students from either the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) or the National Charity League (NCL). DSANV has enjoyed a long-standing relationships with YMSL and NCL. YMSL is […]

Webinar with David Egan

Coming July 7th at 7:00 pm, DSANV will proudly host a webinar featuring David Egan! David is a DSANV board member, a long-time DSANV member, and an international level self-advocate. He will be discussing his book, More Alike Than Different: My Life with Down Syndrome, during the webinar. Click HERE to register. Please join us […]

Summer at the Movies Series

DSANV Summer at the Movies is like a book club for movies! Everybody will watch the movies on their own time, and then we’ll gather virtually to discuss the films. We hope you can join us for interesting conversations and some summer fun at the movies! Schedule July 9 at 6:00 pm – DSANV Board […]

7/15 Virtual BINGO

The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia and Washington Speech present Virtual Wednesday Night Bingo! Adults and high school students with Down syndrome or other IDD are welcome to join us. Click HERE to register! You can print out your BINGO board and use household markers such as Cheerios or pennies. Or you can use a […]

Transition Series 2020 from the Arc of NOVA

Transition Series is an annual 2-day, interactive experience offered by the Arc of Northern Virginia. It is designed to educate and empower families and individuals with disabilities as they transition from school-provided services to community-based services for adults. While parents, caregivers, and disability services professionals are attending a series of workshops, young adults with disabilities […]

DSANV Virtual Relationshapes Activities

Relationshapes is a program presented by the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia to teach individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), including Down syndrome, about social relationships. During the Stay at Home Order issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DSANV is presenting a series of online lessons and activities from our Relationshapes program that can be conducted at […]

DSANV Virtual Cooking Club

The DSANV Cooking Club meets periodically to prepare and taste delicious new recipes! It is based on the tenets of maximizing choice, ensuring hands on engagement, using adaptations (as needed to ensure safety), and promoting families cooking together. Click here to learn more! Every two weeks there will be a new Virtual Cooking Challenge from […]

Springfield Challenger Little League Baseball for Kids with Special Needs

Springfield Challenger is Little League Baseball for kids, teens and adults, ages 4 –40, who have any special needs that preclude them from participating in a mainstream Little League program. Beginning in 1993 with nine ballplayers, Springfield Challenger will register over 150 players as we enter our 28th Season. Click HERE to contact the team […]