1. LO Fit Fitness Class

    April 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Wizer building in Lake Oswego 330 1st street Lake Oswego OR

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    Join us for Circuit training exercise class led by Coach Eric Lider, Track and Field Coach from LOHS

    Who: 15 lucky kids! Ages 6 and up

    When: Every Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30, thru June except on school holidays and vacations.

    Where: Wizer building in Lake Oswego
    (330 1st street, Lake Oswego OR 97034)

    Cost:  $20/ month (scholarships available)

    Click Here to Sign Up

  2. DSNO Dad’s Gathering

    May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Max’s Brew Pub in Tigard 12562 SW Main Street Tigard

    Come join us for a casual gathering of DSNO Dads and friends.
    New Dads are always welcome!

    iStock_000017583538XSmallWe meet on the first Tuesday of every month at a different location around the Portland metro area.  See the DSNO website or facebook page for the next meeting location.

    2014 Meeting Dates (5:30-7:00 p.m.): 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2

    Contact Elliott Dale at elliottpdale@gmail.com or 503-703-2210 with questions.

  3. Mom’s Coffee

    May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Wilsonville Library in the Oak Room 8200 SW Wilsonville Road Wilsonville OR

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    Where: Wilsonville Library in the Oak Room
    8200 SW Wilsonville Road
    Wilsonville Oregon 97070
    When: May 12th from 10 am until noon.
    Coffee and food  will be served. Plenty of room for active young ones!
    We look forward to connecting with everyone!
    Please contact Heidi Yaw for questions 503 936 1178

DSNO does Denver

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Down syndrome, National Down Syndrome Conference, Parents | 0 comments

Karen and Megan, of Oregon, at Opening Night of the conference.

Karen and Megan, of Oregon, at Opening Night of the conference.

Sunny skies, a beautiful mountain backdrop, and friends from all around the world converged on Denver in mid-July for the annual Down syndrome convention, hosted by the National Down Syndrome Congress. It’s a family reunion of sorts…The goal: Learn more. Meet new friends. Reunite with old friends. And DANCE!

The Down Syndrome Network Oregon awarded three scholarships to member families to attend the conference. Additionally, three board members attended with families, including DSNO founder Paula Schiedler, and Barb and Karen Gaffney, who gave the keynote speech on Friday night.

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May Moms’ Coffee with Corvallis Author

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Activities | 0 comments

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DSNO May Mom’s Coffee, hosting George Eistrich

DSNO hosted author George Estreich during the May Moms’ Coffee, with over 20 attendees.

At the event, the Corvallis father read excerpts from his re-released book The Shape of the Eye. It’s a personal memoir intertwined with facts about Down syndrome that he created to share his experience with Laura, his 12-year-old daughter born with Down syndrome.

Hearing his stories took me back to the days when I was afraid. The day our Lizzie was born.

On November 18, 2011, Elizabeth Piper popped out by c-section. A little butterball, everyone in the operation room said. She was small in length, but weighed 9 pounds and 8 ounces. I remember vividly her very round belly, her short legs that stayed scrunched up in their fetal position, and the bluish pigment of her skin. I thought something wasn’t quite right. And later, doctors diagnosed Lizzie with Down syndrome.

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