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Down Syndrome Association of Southern Oregon
The Down Syndrome Association of Southern Oregon is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the means necessary to empower individuals with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. DSASO provides support and resources for persons with Down syndrome and their families. Additionally, DSASO seeks to provide the broader community with information and education to increase awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day--A day we celebrate and honor all individuals with Down syndrome. This video captures why we believe in our children...all of them.
We welcome new and expectant parents, not so new parents, individuals with Down syndrome, friends, family, educators, medical professionals and anyone seeking information about Down syndrome to explore our website! You will find helpful information, activities and resources to enlighten and encourage you on your journey to build positive relationships with, and support for, the unique person in your life who has Down syndrome.
For those wishing to receive email notices of upcoming events, our new monthly DSASO e-News newsletter or specific programs DSASO offers - you can subscribe to this site. This is a great way to stay current on DSASO happenings.
If you discover questions you have along the way, we encourage you to contact us – we are here to help!
"Our work will not cease until we have achieved a world in which all members, including those with Down syndrome, are accepted, valued for their uniqueness, respected for their abilities and contributions, and assured the opportunity and choice to create their own path to fulfillment and success." DSASO Vision Statement
Landmark Agreement - A Message from Best Buddies
Last week, a landmark agreement was reached between the Justice Department and the state of Rhode Island which will serve as precedent for years to come and bring much needed change in the other 49 states. Click here for the article: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/us/developmentally-disab... Read more...
OEIB Board Member Spotlight: Nichole Maher
Each Friday Oregon Educational Investment Board (OEIB) Chair Nancy Golden publishes an excellent e-newsletter highlighting her past week's activities that move us toward better educational outcomes for every Oregon student. She also features one fellow board member, giving us a glimpse of the passio... Read more...
Action Item - Law Enforcement Responses to Disabled Americans
April 16, 2014
Law Enforcement Responses to Disabled Americans: Promising Approaches for Protecting Public Safety
Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the
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Ready, Set Go! Get Ready for the Transition to Kindergarten Special Education Services
Thursday, April 24, 2014Ready, Set Go! Get Ready for the Transition to Kindergarten Special Education Services
Thursday, April 24
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Kindergarten is the place where imaginations are strengthened, new friends are made, and learning takes off. Come learn how to make the transition to kindergarten the bes... Read more...
Mother's Day craft event
Friday, April 25, 2014Bring your kids and visit with other moms while your kids create something special for you!
33 N. Central Ave. Medford 2nd floor conference room
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Panda Express Fundraiser for DSASO
Sunday, April 27, 2014Here's a chance to dine out AND support DSASO! Eat at Panda Express in Medford anytime between 11:00am and 9:00pm on Saturday, April 27th and they will donate part of the proceeds to DSASO!
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