Upcoming Events:

Music Therapy Group

June 15th at 2:30pm
July 20th at 2:30pm
August 17th at 2:30pm
September 21 at 2:30pm
504 Cedar Point Boulevard, Cedar Point (Jessica’s Dance Academy)

November Monthly Meeting

Catalyst Church, Conference Room
1985 Gum Branch Road Jacksonville

North Carolina Down Syndrome Conference

Nov 16th


there is an entire program for self advocates in the age group of “older teens and adults.” A support person, if needed, is the responsibility of the families, however they are free as well.
Any other attendee connected to someone who happens to have DS, is free as well. DSNOCC will be covering the cost of the conference.
If you are a family member, we will also be heading up the night prior and will be covering hotel accommodations and dinner together as a group. We hope you will be able to join us.

  • Select “Other” ticket type
  • List DSNOCC as the organization
  • Select DSNOCC under “I am attending the conference as”

Holiday Party

December 14, 2019 from 11-1

Catalyst Church, Youth Annex Building

1985 Gum Branch Rd.   Jacksonville, NC

Monthly Meetings:

Monthly meetings are held the first Saturday of most months  from 10am-Noon.  We have been using some spaces in local churches so check FB and our website. Bring the whole family! These meetings are mostly social, but information about our group will be shared. We also occasionally have guest speakers. This is a great opportunity to meet other families and to share resources, ideas, and experiences. Our lending library is also available for browsing and borrowing books and DVDs. This event is FREE;

Moms’ Nights Out:

Treat yourself to events held at local restaurants and other venues while sharing with other moms! No kiddos, please. This is a great opportunity to have some fun and meet other moms who have a child with Down syndrome.

Moms' Nite Out

Dads’ Golf Outting:

Dads, grandpas, uncles, and friends of DSNOCC enjoyed an afternoon of golf on Saturday, June 23rd at Rock Creek Golf Course in Jacksonville!


We just hosted our first playdate in honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st! Thanks to all of our families who came out for a fun day at the park!

Cookies with Santa:

“Cookies with Santa” is an annual event that is sponsored by DSNOCC, the Autism Society of Onslow County and the Family Support Network of the Crystal Coast. This special event allows children with special needs and their siblings to experience the Christmas tradition of visting with Santa in a friendly, understanding atmosphere. This event is FREE. Each child receives a developmentally and sensory appropriate wrapped gift from Santa, professional photos with Santa, refreshments, and LOTS, LOTS MORE!

Sensory-Friendly Movies at Carmike Cinema:

DSNOCC has partnered with the Autism Society of Onslow County and the Family Support Network of the Crystal Coast to sponsor monthly sensory-friendly movies at the Carmike Cinema in Jacksonville! Movies are held one Saturday a month at 10am exclusively for families who have children with special needs. Admission is $5. Lights are up; sound is down. Families can bring in their own food. Check our calendar for the next showing!

Don Bryan/The Daily News Shawn Reynolds, left, watches the reaction of her daughter Amanda Reynolds, her husband Lee Reynolds, and son Connor Reynolds, while at a Sensory Friendly Film, “Brave” at Carmike Cinemas in Jacksonville, N.C. Saturday, July 14, 2012.

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Future Events:

As our group grows, we hope to offer even more opportunities for fun, support, advocacy, and learning. What ideas do you have? Let us know!