You can count on DSASO to be supportive, informative and there for your family. As we grow as a community, we hope you will be involved in our many activities and services. Families take great comfort in sharing and talking with other families, and DSASO is proud to make these connections happen. If you are a parent seeking or willing to offer support to or from another parent, please contact the DSASO office.
Explore special stories, dad's corner, helpful resources and more.
Are you a dad looking to connect with other dads parenting a child, teen or adult with Down syndrome? Visit Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome to reach out to other dads around the world.
Watch a powerful video about people with Down syndrome.
Learn how inclusion and high expectations influence the lives of individuals with Down syndrome in this inspiring We're More Alike than Different Video.
Watch this inspirational video from the 2010 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Jet Set Fashion Show held in Denver Colorado and sponsored by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
Looking for specific information and services in southern Oregon? Check out this wonderful, easy to use Local Resource Directory organized by category and compiled by The Arc Jackson County.
The Down Syndrome Center in Cincinnati has developed an important IEP Toolkit to help parents become informed and collaborative members in the IEP process. Download the toolkit here.
Special Edcucation Guide
Learn more about what Special Education offers your child by reading the Missouri Parent's Guide to Special Education.
Learn About Speech and Language Development in People with Down Syndrome
The following Speech and Language Resource Guides for individuals with Down syndrome have been generously provided by Dr. Libby Kumin and Loyola College of Maryland.
Basis for Speech, Language and Communication (PDF)
First Words and Phrases (PDF)
Infants and Toddlers (PDF)
Preschool through Kindergarten (PDF)
Childhood Apraxia (PDF)
School age children (PDF)
Oral Motor Skill Difficulties (PDF)
Inclusion makes a Difference
Read why inclusion matters to this teacher and parent in her article titled What I Know about Inclusion
Information on Guardianship
Confused about how best to handle guardianship when your child turns 18? Read this Position Statement on Guardianship put out by the Arc of the United States.