DSAWM All Ages programs are open to people with Down syndrome and their families. For more information or to register for programs, visit the DSAWM calendar or contact DSAWM at 616-956-3488 or email@example.com.
Through a partnership with ACCESS GR, DSAWM can connect members with the rich arts & cultural scene in West Michigan. Free tickets are available in a limited supply for both ongoing venues and special event venues. Accommodations can be made to make sure the arts are accessible to everyone.
Ongoing Event Venues
Blandford Nature Center
Forest Hills Fine Arts Center
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
John Ball Zoo
Special Event Venues
CARE Conservatory of Ballet
Schubert Male Chorus of GR
Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus
View the ACCESS GR events calendar to check availability for current special events.
Instructions for Requesting Tickets
Click here to request tickets.
Please allow 7-10 business days for processing. Tickets must be requested by DSAWM. Please do not contact the venue or ACCESS GR directly. Contact DSAWM at 616-956-3488 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Friends Just Like Me
Each spring, families experiencing Down syndrome are invited to Grand Rapids Children’s Museum for a private event to meet other families on the same journey. Friends Just Like Me is held in the middle of May.
Every December, DSAWM families gather in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo to visit with Santa and reconnect with friends. The Grand Rapids Holiday Party is a member only event and is held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.
Each summer, DSAWM families gather at Tunnel Park in Holland for a day of friends, food, and fun in the sun. The Member Picnic is a member only event and is held on the last Sunday of July.
DSAWM members can attend Gymco Open Gym year-round Monday-Saturday for the discounted price of $3 per child. This is great opportunity for kids of all abilities to work on gross motor skills and play in an inclusive environment.
Rock Your Socks Dance
Rock your socks off at our annual Rock Your Socks Dance. The event is open to anyone interested in celebrating Down syndrome. The dance is always held on March 21st (3-21) in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.