Looking Back on June 2017



Milwaukee Brewers Family Outing
We had a GREAT time at our 14th Annual Milwaukee Brewers Family Outing on June 4th. We completely sold out our tickets again this year! We enjoyed a fun and delicious tailgate before watching the Brewers win. Thanks to everyone who joined us, especially to our DSAW-Chippewa Valley Chapter for traveling down to spend the day with us!

Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome Seminar
DSAW partnered with the Down Syndrome Clinic at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin to bring Dr. David Stein to speak about behavior. Each participant received Dr. Stein's new book! Feedback was fabulous -- thanks to everyone who joined us!

iCan Shine Bike Camp
Participants of our annual iCan Shine Bike Camp had a blast learning to ride a two-wheeled bicycle independently!! Participants spent 90 minutes per day in sessions. Progress in just one week is amazing!! Congratulations to this year's graduates. 

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 July Bootcamp on Acting (ages 12+).

Cooking with the Kiddos
We had a great time at Cooking with the Kiddos in June! 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
Our BIGGEST group of families yet 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 June. 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 July!

Parent's Night Out
We had a great group of parents join us for Parent's Night Out at Club Paragon in Greenfield in June. Make sure to join us next month!

Family Movie Night
We had a blast watching Cars together at our June Family Movie Night. We brought sleeping bags abd enjoyed our movie outside, drive-in style! Join us in July for a Drive-In experience watching Madagascar!

Chippewa Valley

DSAW-Chippewa Valley took a trip down to Milwaukee to join us for our 14th Annual Brewers Family Outing on June 4th! We enjoyed delicious food, fun raffles, and a Brewers win!

Green Bay

DSAW-Green Bay hosted their monthly playgroup at the beginning of the month, and once again held the playdate at Optimist Park! Families had a great time. Join us in July!


We also hosted a fun Parent's Night Out at the end of June -- moms AND dads joined us! We had a great time getting to know one another, and have even planned Mom's and Dad's nights out for July! Stay tuned for more details. 


Finally, we hosted a Strider Bike Camp during the last week of June. Children ages 2-8 joined us to begin their journey towards independent bicycle-riding by learning how to ride a Strider bike. We had a blast!


DSAW-Kenosha, Racine and Walworth hosted a fun family event at Monkey Joe's on June 24th! We reserved the ENTIRE facility for our families with FREE entry. It was an awesome time! Join us next month for our DSAW-KRW Parent's Night Out.

La Crosse

June 24 was DSAW-COTH-GLA's Night at the La Crosse Loggers!  Our group sold 84 tickets in advance to receive $210.00 from the Logger Foundation.  The rain tried to ruin our fun but after a short delay the sun came out and the fans began to cheer.  Our own, Eliza Levendoski, strutted on the field to throw the first pitch.  Point, step and throw!  It was all smiles and laughter in the stands with our members enjoying baseball with old friends and making new friends.  During the 7th inning stretch the 2017 Awareness Walk Royalty, Sam Malin and Lila Dummer, proudly represented DSAW by accepting our fundraising check.  Thanks to all that attended!

Central WI (Wausau)

DSAW-Central WI (aka DSAW-Wausau) hosted a Parent's Night Out at Sconni's alehouse in June. Parents had a fun time getting to know one another and enjoying excellent food and drink! Join us next month for our pool party.