DSAW Program Models
The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin pilots replicable program models at our State Headquarters in West Allis, and then duplicates successful programs to locations around Wisconsin. Scroll down to learn more about our innovative models.
Young Leaders Academy
Young Leaders Academy is an employment-readiness and respite course that focuses on important topics such as work ethic, attitude, communication skills, time management, problem-solving, acting as a team player, self confidence, ability to accept and learn from criticism, flexibility/adaptability and working well under pressure. Click here to learn more about our class in West Allis. To start a class near you, email us.
Young Leaders Bootcamp
Young Leaders Bootcamp is a course that offers a weekly class on rotating monthly topics. Classes cover topics that promote life-skills and independence, including cooking, gardening, exercise, public speaking, and more. Click here to learn more about our West Allis class. To start a class near you, email us.
Young Adult Nutrition and Wellness Class
The Young Adult Nutrition and Wellness Class is focused on teaching individuals with Down syndrome and other special needs about the importance of healthy living and wellness, including exercise, nutrition, and independent cooking. The curriculum is geared towards individuals ages 18-30. Goals of the course include creating a firm awareness for the importance of integrating exercise into daily life, building a foundation of healthy nutrition, learning to cook healthy food, learning to eat food with appropriate social manners, and understanding the consequences of poor nutrition and lack of exercise. To learn more about our class in Milwaukee, click here. To start a class near you, email us.