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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
Oregon special education graduates declared eligible for federal financial aid
Great News just reported today!!!
Oregon students with disabilities who've earned modified high school diplomaswere declared eligible for federal financial aid this week, reversing an earlier ruling that blocked aid for more than 1,700 recent Oregon high school graduat... Read more...
Families for Community - April 2014 Newsletter
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FFC Moms Bowling Night
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Come join the fun and connect with other moms!
Wednesday, April 23rd 6-8pm at Lava Lanes in Medford
Please RSVP by Monday, April 21st, to Katie at 541-690-4925 or email:email@example.com.
Click here for an informational flyer.
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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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First Saturday Dance - Easter Seals
Saturday, May 03, 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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