Events

Join us in building strong families and friendships within our Down syndrome community. Promote Down syndrome awareness and inclusion within our neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and places of worship.  Support our mission and vision.  We look forward to seeing you!    





Upcoming events

    • 01/11/2019
    • 06/07/2019
    • 11 sessions
    • GUTS TRAINING CENTER 1008 Orchard Street Ferndale

    Calling all children between the ages of 2 and 7 (and previous students) who would like to prepare for the Spring Special Olympics Games.  Through Young Athletes, a PT from the Troy School District and volunteers will introduce young children to the world of sport by focusing on the basics that are crucial to cognitive development:  physical activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination, and the application of these physical skills through sports skill program.                                                            THIS PROGRAM IS FREE TO ALL - invite friends from your students class to participate.  REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.  If your child is new, you will be asked to fill out a NEW form for the 2019 year.

    January 11 & 25, February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22,  April 12 & 26,  May 10 & 24  ,June 7


    • 03/12/2019
    • 05/07/2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills 48302

    4th Wall Spring Theatre Classes!                                                                                Beginning Class 5:45-6:45pm                                                                                     Advanced Class 7-8pm

    For ALL AGES!! SIblings Welcome (curriculum designed for those with varying needs and abilities)

    With a FINAL SHOWCASE on the last day of class!  *  no class on April 2nd.

    Visit 4thwallkids.com to register!

    • 03/17/2019
    • 03/31/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Country Lanes 30250 W Nine Mile Rd Farmington Hills

    OPEN BOWLING for all of our families (siblings & friends are welcome).   Parents are welcome to bowl too.

    $8.00 per bowler includes 2 games and shoes.

    NO BOWLING 1/27, 2/3 & 2/10.  We will be bowling 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10 (Daylight Saving Begins), 3/17 (St Patricks Day), 3/24th.

    The DSG bowling from 2-4pm each week.  Please try to be on time so that we can begin on time.  If your bowler is NOT bowling, please email info@dsgsemi.org.  Also, it will help if you have each change in an envelope with your name on it please.

    • 03/21/2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • at Capitol & Michigan Aves in Lansing - Capitol Building

    Advocacy at the Capitol (at the state capitol building) at Capitol and Michigan Avenue in Lansing, MI        Rotunda Room

    WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY - ROCK YOUR SOCKS!  wear mismatched socks on March 21st to show that we're all a lot alike and yet a little different.

    Celebrate your loved on and unite with the community

    SPONSORED BY:  CADSA (Capital Area Down Syndrome Association)                www.cadsa,org


    • 03/21/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 575 S Eton Street Birmingham 48009
    Register

    Join us on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st, in the Taproom from 5:30-7:30 as we welcome the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan.  $1 from each pint will be donated to the Guild, so come on down have a beer and support the work DSGSEMI is doing for our community.  

    • 03/21/2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • 03/28/2019
    • 7:17 PM
    • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills 48302
    Register

    Fitness classes designed for kids, teens and young adults living with autism and related developmental challenges.

    endurance, strength, stamina, coordination, balance, teamwork.

    COST:  $9.00 per class  (classes are 45 minutes)  wear or bring a pair of tennis shoes to change into.

    Had a great class last week, open to all ages, siblings, parents, male & female,  Come out an join the fun.

    www.fuse45.com

    248 410 4148 or fuseforce@fuse45.com for more information.  Ask for Alison


    Classes are held weekly on Thursdays 6:30-7:15PM

    3/14, 21, 28

    4/, 11, 18, 25

    5/2, 9, 16, 23, 30




    • 03/22/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 30450 Telegraph Road Bingham Farms 48025
    Register

    Join us for Mom's Night Out... great food, fun and conversation.

    RSVP online is a must.

    • 03/23/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills 48302
    Register

    You will receive a participant manual and certificate.  Young adults are welcome.  $15.00 per person  2-5PM

    Subjects covered:  Shock, Choking, Bleeding, Blisters, Animal Bites, Burns, Anaphylaxis & Allergies, Diabetic Emergencies Seizures, Stroke.


    Adult, Child and Infant CPR (the difference between)

    Presenters:  Claude & Donna Farker

    Everyone Needs to Know CPR!

    • 03/26/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Rd Bloomfield Hills 48302
    Register

    Speaker:  Lori Shaffer  M.A., CCC-SLP  President

    Dearborn Speech & Sensory Center, Inc.                                                                 Metropolitan Education & Healthcare Services

    Lori will discuss Therapy Services & Ancillary Services:                                         Birthday Parties at their Saline Center                                                                     Massage Therapy for Caregivers                                                                               Music Together                                                                                                             Yoga

    Many private insurance accepted.                                                                             www.MetroEHS.com                                                                                                   They have locations in Plymouth/Canton, Dearborn Heights, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Saline, South Lyon, Rochester Hills and coming soon to Clarkston.                                                                                                                       

    LOOKING FOR CAMP... come and learn what Metropolitan Speech, Sensory & ABA Centers has to offer.


    • 03/30/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Rd Bloomfield Hills 48302
    Register

    Oh Baby!  For families with a baby aged 0-3 years.  Bring any and all family members for a wonderful opportunity to connect with others.  Childcare will be provided for all kids.  Learn about valuable resources, discuss concerns, meet other families, ask any questions about your child's future.

    RSVP to Paulette at info@dsgsemi.org with names and ages of children.  If you have NOT received your welcome gift basket with books and other resources, please let us know.  We want to make sure you receive your "welcome basket".

    • 03/31/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Country Lanes 30250 W Nine Mile Rd Farmington Hills

    OPEN BOWLING for all of our families (siblings & friends are welcome).   Parents are welcome to bowl too.

    $8.00 per bowler includes 2 games and shoes.

    NO BOWLING (MARCH 24th) , 3/17 (St Patricks Day), 3/24th.  We will have a pizza party after our bowling on the 24th at Shield's on Telegraph just north of 10 mile.  Please rsvp if your family is attending.

    The DSG bowling from 2-4pm each week.  Please try to be on time so that we can begin on time.  If your bowler is NOT bowling, please email info@dsgsemi.org.  Also, it will help if you have each change in an envelope with your name on it please.



    • 04/04/2019
    • 04/06/2019
    • Detroit Marriott at the Rennassiance Center


    • 04/12/2019
    • 11/22/2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills, 48302
    Register

    Every month, we get together for food, fun, and dancing with DJ David.  With a different theme every month, there is something for everyone!  Food, games, crafts and dancing.  If your student is GF or has allergies, please let us know.  Make sure you're signed up for our e-blast so you can stay up to date on when these events are happening.



     APRIL 12, (The event will feature quintessential ‘50s fun, including popular music from back in the day, dancing and classic food fare such as hot dogs and an ice cream sundae bar. Participants can dress in poodle skirts, leather jackets and other ‘50s fashion fads if they wish.

    MAY 17, Cinco De Mayo

     JUNE 14, School's Out for the Summer SEPTEMBER 13, Back to School, OCTOBER 25 and NOVEMBER 22 Friendsgiving.    


    • 04/13/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills 48302
    Register

    Come join other parents and socialize while the babies and toddlers play!       Bring a blanket and a few toys for your child to play with.

    Families will meet  4/13, 5/18 and June 8.  Hopefully during the summer we can meet in local parks and play outside.

    Please register on the web or email Paulette at info@dsgsemi.org  with any questions.

    • 04/13/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 7300 Hickory Ridge Road Holly MI 48442

    Camp Open Houses  Tour camp, meet the staff, and try camp activities.  Registration is available on-site.

    April 13, 14 1-3pm

    May 19, 1-4pm

    • 04/14/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Knights of Columbus 1400 Orion Road Lake Orion 48362
    Register

    RSVP to Mary Vellucci at 248 982 3580 if you'd like to volunteer!

    Join the DSG at an Easter Egg-stravaganza! Hunt for eggs with friends and have a blast! Please be sure to register, we want to have enough eggs for everyone!

    • 04/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 950 W Big Beaver Road Troy 48084
    Register

    Happy House 3-6 PM  M-F (check out their menu)

    Join us for great food, fun and conversation.  Please rsvp so we can make the reservation.  info@dsgsemi.org (April mom's night out in the subject line)

    • 04/23/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 EDUCATION WING
    Register

    Speaker:  Dr Eli Silver                                                                                                   Back by Popular Demand

    RSVP is a must, sign up on line.  This workshop is FREE.  Bring a friend.

    More information shortly

    • 04/27/2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • Brookside Missionary Baptist Church 52203 Mound Road Shelby Twp 48316
    Register


    • 04/30/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills 48302 EDUCATION WING
    Register

    Has your young adult asked about driving?  Join us we learn about

    Who is eligible?

    If your interested in more information about the evaluation process please RSVP (is a must).

    • 05/03/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 2030 Park Avenue Detroit
    Register

    "Voted best jazz club in Detroit".  A One of a Kind Experience.  Our "Guests of Honor" will walk the Red Carpet... Strolling Appetizers, Cash Bar, DJ/Dancing and Silent Auction.

    Guests of Honor = FREE

    Families of Guests $35.00  General Attendee's - $75.00

    • 05/07/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cross of Christ Lutheran Church 1100 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills 48302
    Register

    Recreation Therapy and ABA Therapy

    Speaker:  James & Danielle Nuse

    Do you have a loved one with special needs?                                                         ABA and Recreation Theraphy can help!

    ABA and Play serves all ages and ability levels.

    www.abaandplay.com

    Please register on line.

    • 05/31/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 6381-D Orchard Lake Rd West Bloomfield 48322
    Register

    Get ready for the most invigorating, results-driven, well-rounded and sustainable workout you’ve ever tried. Fuse45 welcomes all fitness levels. Whether you are a workout novice or an ironwoman, you will be a rockstar at Fuse45.

    Your young adult (21+) can join you or just have a great evening out.

    Mom's Night Out is doing something a little different.  Dress casual, bring your gym shoes, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS to join us at fuse45.  Bring an appetizer and your favorite wine to share after our workout.  RSVP & REGISTRATION IS A MUST!!!  $20.00 per person.

    • 08/12/2019
    • 08/16/2019
    • Detroit Opera House 1526 Broadway St Detroit

    Singing, Dancing and ACTING!

    10am-12pm or 12:30-2:30pm With a FINAL SHOWCASE on the last day of class!  For ALL AGES!!

    (curriculum designed for those with varying needs and abilities)

    Perform on the Historic Detroit Opera House Stage!

    Payment for the one week Theatre Class is $210.00

    • 09/21/2019

    SAVE THE DATE for the 15th Annual STEP UP for Down Syndrome FAMILY FUN DAY & Buddy Walk.

    MORE DETAILS COMING...


Past events

03/12/2019 Going Solo
03/10/2019 MICHIGAN AMBASSADOR TRAINING BEST BUDDIES
03/05/2019 BEST SUMMER EVER
02/26/2019 A Future that Includes Employment: An Introduction Workshop for Families
02/22/2019 Mom's Night Out
02/19/2019 Problem Behaviors & What You Can Do
02/01/2019 Inclusive Community Gathering
01/26/2019 Friends of Different Learners Camp & Resource Fair
01/25/2019 Mom's Night Out
01/15/2019 Going Solo
01/15/2019 4th Wall Theatre Classes
12/16/2018 Pancakes & Pajamas Holiday Party with Santa
12/14/2018 Mom's Night Out
11/30/2018 Mom's Night Out
11/18/2018 Oh Baby Playgroup
11/16/2018 Club 21
10/26/2018 MOM'S NIGHT OUT
10/26/2018 ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT
10/19/2018 Club 21
09/22/2018 DSGSEMI's Buddy Walk
09/21/2018 Drop The Mic
09/14/2018 Club 21-Back to School
09/11/2018 4th Wall Theatre Company
08/31/2018 Young Athletes Program
08/13/2018 4th Wall Theatre Camp
08/13/2018 PLAY with the Detroit Tigers
08/08/2018 Red Oaks Wave Pool
07/29/2018 MOM'S PLAYGROUP
07/27/2018 Young Athletes Program
07/15/2018 DSG Summer Picnic
07/12/2018 Mom's Night Out
07/12/2018 NDSC Convention
06/22/2018 Young Athletes Program
06/21/2018 Teaching Students About Their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality
06/15/2018 Club 21-Family Night
06/07/2018 Mom's Night Out
06/01/2018 Mom's Night Out
05/25/2018 Club 21
05/19/2018 Special Olympics - Young Athletes Program
05/17/2018 DSG Resource Fair - Medical, Educational, Recreational and Camps
05/11/2018 Mom's Night Out
04/19/2018 Parents and Professionals Networking
04/13/2018 Young Athletes Program
04/12/2018 DSG Board Meeting
04/10/2018 Warrior Express and 4th Wall Theatre Company

Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan

P.O. Box 28 Royal Oak, MI 48068
Office: (248) 556-5341
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