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East Valley & North Valley Tweens & Teens UP!
a program of DSNetwork for Tweens and Teens with Down syndrome (Ages 8-17)

NOTE CHANGE: The Tweens & Teens CAN program is now the Tweens & Teens UP program.

WHEN: 2nd Saturday of the Month (except no meetings in March, October or December)

Time: 2 – 4 pm (2 pm drop-off | 4 pm pick-up)

Upcoming dates/activities in 2018 for East Valley & North Valley Tweens & Teens UP group:


EAST VALLEY ~ JUNE 9 | Uptown Jungle

NORTH VALLEY ~ JULY 14 | Group Outing: TBD
EAST VALLEY ~ AUG 11 | Group Outing: TBD
NORTH VALLEY ~ SEPT 8 | Group Outing: TBD
EAST VALLEY ~ NOV 10 | Group Outing: TBD

REGISTRATION is required.
Space is Limited. Registration deadline is the Monday prior to the group meeting.

Cost (non-refundable):
$10 p/outing
(A limited number of scholarships are available. Click the “Register Now” button to request a scholarship.)

DSNetwork will have 1:2 ratio of qualified adults to participants to assist your son/daughter during the outing. The facilitator of the group will be a Certified Special Education Teacher with extensive experience. The helpers are employees of Absolute HCBS, a well-respected provider of habitation and respite services. The helpers have an active fingerprint clearance card, CPR and First-Aid certifications, and a lot of experience working with children with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities. Your children will be well supervised. (If child has behaviors, toileting/feeding difficulty, please have an assistant/habitation/respite provider attend)

Activities incorporates topics such as:

  • Building relationships and friendships
  • A to Z basics on social skills
  • Community awareness and outreach
  • Job Skills training in community establishments
  • Team Building Activities
  • Cooking / Activities of daily living
  • Group Outings and so much more

We hope parents/guardians will take the time while your child is on the outing to network for a couple of hours with the other parents/guardians either at the location or a nearby restaurant/coffee shop. Or, if you want to stay and explore, you are welcome to do so.

Questions? Contact info@DSNetworkAZ.org

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