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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.
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
Families for Community - March Newsletter
Creating community among families who have children
who experience disability through relationship and
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IDEA protects a child with a disability from losing the right to FAPE because of behavior caused by their disabilities
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DSASO Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, March 12, 2014The DSASO Board of Directors meets every 2nd Wednesday of the Month. Meetings are open to the public and are held in one of two conference rooms on the second floor of the Woolworth Building at 33 N. Central Ave. Medford. We welcome input from our members and the community.
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Thursday, March 13, 2014Familias Especiales: Familias Especiales (a support group for Spanish speaking families) meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at Central Medford High School from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. For questions or information, contact Kathy Keesee at 541-732-5958.... Read more...
First Saturday Dance - Easter Seals
Saturday, April 05, 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.
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