Adult Enrichment

Adult Enrichment activities develop social and self-advocacy skills, literacy and creative expression.

Monday Activities

Right on Q Theater Class
• Acting and improv class with an annual production, two-hour class

Joyful Noise Dance Class
• Basics in Dance and Movement, one-hour class

Tuesday Activities

Social Club
• Fun activities including games, arts & crafts, dance and more, 90 minutes

SAIL (Self-Advocacy for an Independent Life)
•Activities that help adults learn more about the world and their place in it. Meets monthly in the evening

Wednesday Activities

The Next Chapter Book Club
• Fosters a life-long love of books.  One-hour evening club.  Held in the Boynton Beach Mall Food Court.  Group meets one hour before the club for dinner together (optional)

 

Thursday Activities

Art Class
• Painting and art education, two-hour class

Fitness with Friends,
• Exercise and nutrition education, one-hour class

Activities take place at the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization Resource Center 915 S. Federal Highway Boynton Beach, unless otherwise indicated.

In 2019, Zach Gottsagen made history as the first person with Down syndrome to present at the Annual Oscar Ceremonies after starring in the movie The Peanut Butter Falcon.  Zach and his mom Shelley have been active in the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization since he was a child.  As an adult, he participated in our Theater, Next Chapter Book Club and SAIL activities. Even as a kid, Zach wanted to act. Pretty much no one saw that as possible.  Except for his mother. Shelley fought, litigated, and sacrificed to give Zach every opportunity to achieve that dream. Gold Coast was there to help her along the way. In the end, Zach’s talent and Shelley’s determination proved that the limitations were not in Zach.  They were in the people who doubted him

Programs

Information and Support

"Talk Abouts"

Educates families through workshops, structured support groups, Face Book support groups and telephone and in-person consultations 

Best Start

Newborns through Pre-K

Offers new parents information, education, connections, support and programs 

The Learning Program

Children and Teens

Gives parents the tools to navigate their children’s educational and life issues while kids work on their reading, math, social and life skills 

Educational Advocacy

Ages 2 ½ to 22

Provides families with an experienced advocate free of charge to help manage IEPs, classroom placements and more so that children can thrive in a learning environment tailored to their needs.

The Exceptional Educators Program

Trains classroom teachers, paras, school administrators and school district staff to be the most effective educators for children with Down syndrome.

Adult Enrichment Programs

Ages 18+

Encourages adults to continue to learn and create through activities that develop social skills, literacy, self-advocacy and a healthy lifestyle

Social Activities for All Ages

Because sometimes we just want to have fun!

The DownRight ExtraOrdinary Walk

Committed to raising community awareness of the abilities of people with Down syndrome for over a quarter of a century!