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

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
Gerald R. Ford Museum
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum
Frederik Meijer Gardens

Special Event Venues
View the ACCESS GR events calendar to check availability for current special events.

Instructions for Requesting 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.
Click here to request tickets.
Contact DSAWM at (616)956-3488 or with questions.

Friends Just Like Me

Each spring, families experiencing Down syndrome are invited to Grand Rapids Childrens’ Museum for a private event to meet other families on the same journey.  The next “Friends Just like Me” will be held Wednesday, May 17.

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, will be held at Meijer Gardens on December 10 and is a member-only event.

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 30.

Open Gym

DSAWM members can attend Gymco Open Gym for the discounted price of $3 per child.

Sock Hop

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by rocking your socks at a 50’s themed dance.  Members are asked to wear mismatched socks all day to encourage conversations about Down syndrome.  This event is open to anyone interested in celebrating Down syndrome.  The Sock Hop will be held on March 21 (3-21) in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.