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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
Mail Tribune Article - An Open Door
The following article appeared in the Mail Tribune on September 26th. Thanks to Teresa Thomas, Ariel, Joyce and others who contributed and are helping spread the word on what is possible!
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Rob Saxton Coming to Medford - October 2nd
Common Core State Standards are here, and so will be State Superintendent Rob Saxton on October 2nd to explain what this means.
Medford Library, Large group meeting room, 7 pm.
Rob will explain CCSS in la... Read more...
STEP UP WALK - September 21 in Alba Park - Registration and Team Information
HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 20th Walk! at Alba Park, in downtown Medford. Form a team, win prizes and come join us for a fabulous day of fun! Invite you friends, your relatives and everyone you know and come on out to show your PRIDE and APPRECIATION for individuals with Down ... Read more...
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Rob Saxton - Forum on Common Core State Standards
Thursday, October 02, 2014Join State Superintendent Rob Saxton for a discussion of Common Core State Standards, followed by audience questions and answers.
When: Thursday Oct 2nd 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where: Medford Library, Large Group Meeting Room
Rob will explain what Common Core Standards... Read more...
Saturday, October 04, 2014Just wanted to send a quick reminder about our 1st ever Sibshop happening this Saturday! Please note that this is for typical siblings (ages 8-12) of children with disabilities. More info below:
Date: Saturday, Oct. 4th
Time: 10am - 2pm
Where: Santo Ce... Read more...
First Saturday Dance - Easter Seals
Saturday, October 04, 2014First Saturday:
A Social Event for Teens and Adults with Disabilities
The first Saturday of each month, teens and adults with a variety of abilities gather at the Santo Community Center in Medford for an evening of fun, socializing and dancing.
The evening includes a dance with a live D... Read more...
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