Greater Milwaukee Area Programs & Classes

DSAW and DSAW-Family Services host a number of classes and activities for individuals with disabilities. Check them out here!

Relationships Class


Relationships class covers relationships, personal boundaries, dating, self-defense, stranger danger, and safety. This class is designed for individuals ages 16 and up. Individuals are not expected to be in a relationship or have experience dating.

We run three sessions of this class on Monday nights, Saturday mornings, and Tuesday evenings. For more details and to sign up for this class, click here.


Nutrition & Wellness Class


Nutrition and Wellness class focusing on teaching individuals with Down syndrome and other special needs about the importance of healthy living and wellness, including exercise, nutrition, and independent cooking. DSAW-Family Services has created an innovative curriculum geared toward individuals ages 18 to 30. The class incorporates a variety of hands-on learning techniques.

Each four hour session includes an hour of fitness, two hours of cooking, and one hour of learning activities, discussion, and debrief. We have two sessions that both run on Mondays and Wednesdays. Click here for more details!



Digitability is an award-winning employment-readiness program used to prepare students with special needs for today’s tech-driven workplaces. It’s one-of-a-kind curriculum teaches skills through real-world simulations, using evidence-based practices. Young adults with any developmental disability that want to work in a community-based setting are invited to join us. Content focuses on learning the Google suite, internet safety, and more.

The class runs Mondays and Wednesdays at our state office in West Allis. Click here for more information.


Young Leaders Bootcamp


Bootcamp meets on Tuesday nights at 6pm at the DSAW State Headquarters in West Allis. Each month, this program offers a variety of fun and practical topics. We may be learning carpentry skills, doing art, talking about self-advocacy, or filming and creating our own video! Self advocates over 15 are welcome to join us! Sign up here.


Young Leaders Academy


Our Young Leaders Class is a respite program coupled with a unique curriculum that will introduce students to important topics such as work ethic, communication skills, time management, activing as a team player, hygiene, and more. Each class also includes a recreational activity. This class is designed for anyone with a developmental disability that wants to work in a community-based setting! We meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the DSAW State Headquarters. To learn more and register, click here. We also offer this class on the Northeastside on the first and second Fridays of each month. Get more information for that session here!