ACES Adult Programming

A•C•E•S (Able, Capable, Empowered, Strong) adult programming is designed to engage people with Down syndrome in a variety of ways, through education, support and social activities.


Living & Learning Academy - Weekly topics focus on developing skills necessary to become independent and confident life-long learners. Activities will include money skills, employment skills, budgeting, community living & more.

Being, Belonging, Becoming - This series is in collaboration with the Cleveland State University Occupational Therapy students and focuses on emotional well-being, relationships and healthy living.

Steps to Independence - This weekend-long retreat at Cleveland State University that began in 2018 teaches independent living skills and provides an opportunity for participants to make friends in a college environment with the assistance of college students in the Occupational Therapy program

Entrepreneur Boot Camp - a 6-week program to learn how to start your own business and create meaningful employment for yourself. At the end of the course, you will be assigned a mentor from the business community.

Mind•Body•Soul - This program is dedicated to social opportunities and learning how to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Social events throughout the year include dances, bingo and service projects.

For more detailed information about our adult programming, contact Laurie Kowalski, Director of Family Support & Adult Engagement by email or at 216.447.8763, ext. 102