Community Groups

South Bay

Club 21 South Bay Community Group is for families with children with Down syndrome to locally network, share common interests, concerns, challenges, and information. We do this through informational meetings, play dates, youth group, Facebook webpages and community activities. 

Club21SB began life as South Bay Down Syndrome Association serving families with children and adults with Down syndrome in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. In 2016 we realized that that best way to empower our families, educate others and realize the potential of our children with Down Syndrome was to join Club 21 as a Community Group.

We have monthly events including Playdates for 0-5, Youth Group and Monday Night Meetings for parents and caregivers. For Self advocates we support the UpVoice program and we also have a signing class for young families called Supersigners.

If you wish to join our community group please become a Club 21 member and then sign up for our monthly newsletter. Our events are also posted on our Facebook page, We also have a closed Facebook group at  for local families only. You may also like to follow us on Pinterest or Twitter.

Upcoming events

Upvoice April 5, 19, May 3, 17, June 7, 21  6-8pm – contact Eden  

Supersigners April 21, May 19, June 16 3-4 pm in Lomita contact Linda 

April 22 3-5 Club 21 SB Silent Auction Basket Party at Mychal's Learning Place in Hawthorne. All welcome.The kids aged 5 and above will work with local artist Stephanie Kohler to create a sellable piece of art for the auction. Attendees can win two tickets to the event. Please bring your contribution for a basket for the silent auction. 

April 29 10 am Youth Group go to King Harbor Yacht Club

May 20 11am-1pm">Club 21 SB Annual Family Fun Fiesta at Mychals Learning Place, 4901 W Rosecrans Ave, Hawthorne, CA 90250

June 10 Youth Group end of school pool party TBD

June 11 9 6.30-8.30 pm Club 21 SB Monday Night Meeting "What happens when you disagree? IEPs, settlements, mediation" with Dina Kaplan, Attorney with Newman Aaronson Vanaman . Harbor Regional Center 21231 Hawthorne Blvd, Rm A2 Torrance, CA  90503  Childcare for children under 12 will be provided by HRC.  Please email Maria Elena Walsh (} to book childcare by Wednesday June 6th with details of number and age of children and special behavioral needsRSVP 

July Playdate for 0-5 TBA

August 13 9 6.30-8.30 pm Club 21 SB Monday Night Meeting "Sensory Issues" with Kim Kalmanson M.A., OTR/L at Harbor Regional Center21231 Hawthorne Blvd, Rm A2 Torrance, CA  90503  Occupational Therapist, Kim Kalmanson has a great amount of experience working with children with Down Syndrome and expertise in sensory integration. RSVP

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.