All Ages

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 nate@dsawm.org.

Access! GR

Through a partnership with ACCESS GR, DSAWM can connect members with the rich arts & cultural scene in West Michigan. Free tickets are available for both ongoing venues and special event venues. Accommodations can be made to make sure the arts are accessible to everyone.

Ongoing Event Venues
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (UICA)

Special Event Venues
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 nate@dsawm.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. The next Friends Just Like Me will be held in May 2019.

Holiday Parties

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 will be held at Frederik Meijer Gardens on December 2, 2018.

Member Picnic

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 will be held July 29, 2018.

Open Gym

DSAWM members can attend Gymco Open Gym year-round Monday-Saturday for the discounted price of $3 per child.

Rock Your Socks Dance

Rock your socks off at our Rock Your Socks Dance. The event is open to anyone interested in celebrating Down syndrome. The dance will be held on March 21 (3-21) in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.