(ages 0 - 2)
Saturdays | Feb 3 - Mar 10
9:30 - 10:30 AM
ABC Pediatric Therapy
4325 Red Bank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227
Physical Therapy is therapist facilitated, progressive building gross motor program focused on core strength (abdominal and back). Each class builds on the previous one, so you don't want to miss out! This is a group therapy session. There will be one therapist and one PT intern floating around during the session to speak with every family. There will be weekly information sheets emailed to you as a follow up about the topic discussed in class.
At this time, you may ask the therapist about specific questions or concerns pertaining to your child. Each week, a different topic/technique will be discussed as a group and then you will have time to practice with therapists nearby! Due to safety concerns, we kindly ask that you keep siblings home during this class.
(ages 3 - 5)
Sundays | Feb 4 - Mar 11
3 - 3:45 PM
Richard E. Lindner YMCA
2039 Sherman Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45212
This is a 45 minute class where emphasis is on movement education. Focus will be to Vault) Run and jump off spring board with one jump. Bars) Hold front support and hanging tuck, pike and straddle on bar three seconds with minimal help and perform a chin up hold with help. Beam) Mount beam and walks forward and sideways with help, jump off low beam and land on feet. Floor) Learn to do a forward roll down an incline to feet, backward roll down incline to feet with help, begin lunge and lever for handstand, perform monkey jump for cartwheel progression and hold a bridge position for 3 seconds. The exercises and activities will help children develop muscular strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and body awareness. There will be 2 YMCA gymnastics instructors for each class as well as many volunteers.
If need be, there will be a lottery draw two weeks prior to this class beginning. This will be determined if we have more than 10 children register. Registration for this class will be closed on January 21st if we have a full class registered. If you have any questions, please contact Jena Wells at email@example.com.
Communicating Through Music and Movement
Wednesdays | Jan 24 - Feb 28
6:30 - 7:30 PM
The focus of this class will be on social emotional learning objectives as well as communication using music and dance. The class will be taught by professional instructors from Dramakinetics.
TEEN Kitchen Skills 101
(ages 13 - 17)
Mondays | Feb 26 - Mar 26
6 - 7:30 PM
Participants will learn basic kitchen and cooking skills from professional chefs while also interacting and communicating with same age peers!
ADULT Kitchen Skills 101
(ages 18 & up)
Thursdays | Mar 29 - Apr 26
6:30 - 8 PM
5508 Fair Ln, Cincinnati, OH 45227
This is our entry-level Kitchen Skills class. It can be repeated each year to strengthen skills in the kitchen. Participants will gain hands-on experience in the kitchen! A professional chef and his assistant will teach adults how to use tools and appliances to prepare meals and oversee participants as they create their very own dishes! Throughout the 5-week session, adults will also learn about kitchen safety and tips to eat healthy!
(ages 16 & up)
Saturday, Mar 24
4 - 6 PM
Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with your friends! We will have food, drinks, dancing and fun! Social clubs are encouraged to attend with their peer partners!
21 SERIES - Communication Devices
(parents and professionals)
Sunday, Jan 21
2 - 3:30 PM
presented by Sherry Lanyi, M.A., CCC/SLP
What is AAC? It is the acronym for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. There are many examples of AAC Devices. How do you know if your child would benefit from an AAC Device? What should you expect from an evaluation and where should you go to complete an evaluation? How do you determine which AAC Device would be best for your child? What are the top AAC Devices that are most commonly used and what are the pros and cons for these? Come to this parent workshop and get answers to these questions. There will be 45 minutes of presentation and 45 minutes of Q & A.
The afternoon will be hosted by Sherry Lanyi, M.A., CCC/SLP, who is a Speech-Language Pathologist and the Coordinator of Speech Pathology at the Perlman Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has worked at the Perlman Center for over 20 years. She has experience serving kids with a variety of diagnoses including CP, DD and other physical conditions. She has provided service to patients with complex communication needs in Early Intervention, Early Childhood and school-age Tech groups. She specializes in the area of augmentative and alternative communication, and completes comprehensive evaluations and treatment for both children and adults who present with significant communication deficits and difficulties with access. In addition to serving patients, she also provides training, advocates for funding and supervises a staff of eight speech language pathologists at the Perlman Center.
21 SERIES - Puberty and Sexuality
(parents and professionals)
Wednesday, Feb 21
6:30 - 8 PM
presented by Amanda Tipkemper, Children’s Home of Cincinnati and TJ Nestheide, Hamilton County DDS
TJ Nestheide, who is on the Behavior Support Team for Hamilton County DDS, and Amanda Tipkemper, Autism Services Manager at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, will be speaking about puberty and sexuality…..the emotions/feelings/urges involved and how to explain puberty to your child with DS, how to work with the changes that puberty brings, and they’ll be available to answer your specific questions.
Save the Date!
Saturday, Feb 3
*tickets on sale soon*
World Down Syndrome Day 5K
Sunday, Mar 25
Winton Woods Harbor
*registration open soon*
Your registration is complete. You should receive an additional confirmation email shortly.
If you have questions about programming, please contact us at 513.761.5400.