Looking Back on May 2017


Young Leaders Bootcamp
Self-Advocates joined us for a fun month of Young Leaders Bootcamp. This month's topic was Storytelling. Consider signing up for our FREE June Bootcamp on Public Speaking.


Cooking with the Kiddos
We had a great time at Cooking with the Kiddos in May! This class is a great time of family bonding, plus a free meal... what could be better? This month we cooked up some delicious sliders. Join us next month.

Motor Skills Playgroup
Families joined us for Motor Skills Playgroup at the State Office this month! This group is a fun chance for children to learn occupational therapy skills in a free environment, while parents enjoy coffee and each other's company. Consider joining us next month!

Young Leaders Academy
Self-Advocates joined us for Young Leaders Academy twice in May. Every class involves a respite activity such as kickball or yoga, and then ends with an hour of employment-readiness curriculum. Self-Advocates are invited to join our class anytime. Consider joining us in June!

Parent's Night Out: ComedySportz
We had more than 50 parents join us for a special Parent's Night Out featuring ComedySportz. We laughed until we cried and enjoyed fantastic company. Make sure to join us next month!

Family Movie Night
We had a blast watching Minion Movie together at our May Family Movie Night. We brought sleeping bags and snuggled in for this family-favorite. Join us in June for a Drive-In experience watching Cars!

Family Activity Day
We had a great time painting pottery at Family Activity Day. We had two new families join us! Thanks to everyone who came out for this fun event.

Green Bay

DSAW-Green Bay hosted their monthly playgroup at the beginning of the month, but celebrated the warm weather by moving the group outdoors to Optimist Park! Families had a great time. Join us in June for another go at Optimist Park!

We also hosted a Family Outing at the NEW Zoo on May 28th. We had a blast spending time together and looking at all the animals!


DSAW-Kenosha, Racine and Walworth hosted a Pottery Painting Party in May. We met at Mrs. Myers' Reading Room in Racine for a fun afternoon of painting pottery and enjoying one another's company. Thanks to Mrs. Myers' Reading Room for hosting us! Make sure to join us next month for our Monkey Joe's event!


La Crosse


What a fun Parent's Night Out at Branches Winery in Westby!  A fun group of us braved the cold and rainy night. We are all bonded by our love for someone with Down Syndrome, but we become friends by learning more about each other at events like these where we can talk without the interruption of children. Cheers to a fun night and great company! Instead of a Parent's Night Out in June, we're hosting a Family Night at the La Crosse Loggers Game.    

We also hosted our monthly Music Group. Consider joining us for this FREE group in June! 


DSAW-Sheboygan hosted a Family Bowling Event in May! Families had a great time enjoying free bowling complimentary of the chapter, as well as meeting new friends. 

Join us for our June Parent's Night Out!

Central WI (Wausau)

DSAW-Central WI (aka DSAW-Wausau) hosted a Mom's Coffee Date at the beginning of the month. The event was very well attended, and moms ended up sticking around talking and getting to know one another for much of the afternoon.

The chapter also had a table at the groundbreaking for the new JoJo's Jungle playground. We had a great time celebrating this accomplishment and helping to spread the word about our new chapter.