School Age Programs (5-14 years)

DSAWM School Age programs are designed to supplement educational services. For more information or to register for programs, visit the DSAWM calendar or contact DSAWM at (616)956-3488 or

Buddy Up Tennis

Buddy Up Tennis teaches children and teens with Down syndrome the game of tennis while supporting healthy activity and motor function. Athletes ages 5 and older work with professional coaches and one-on-one Buddies. To learn more about Buddy Up Tennis, visit the Buddy Up website. To view our current Buddy Up schedule visit the calendar.

Hype Football Clinic

Each spring, HYPE West (Helping Youth Progress & Excel) presents a one-day football clinic for children with Down syndrome ages five and older.  Siblings are welcomed if the clinic is not full.

iCan Bike Camp

Each summer, DSAWM hosts a week-long iCan Bike Camp where children with disabilities ages 8 and older can learn to ride a typical two-wheeled bicycle using proven, research-based methods.

Play Groups

Playgroups are a fun, social option to support development during early elementary education.  Playgroup focus varies and includes speech, fine motor, gross motor, communication and more to meet the various needs of our children.  Visit the DSAWM calendar for current playgroup information.

Teacher Information Packet

The Teacher Information Packet is a collection of information for those involved in the education of children with Down syndrome. It is appropriate for general and special education teachers, paraprofessionals, school principals, IEP team members, college students pursuing degrees in education, parents and others.