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Thank You for a Great 2015 Buddy Walk!

The 2015 DSNO Buddy Walk was held Sunday, September 27th at Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego. A fun day with entertainment, activities, resources and lunch was had by all participants. This event celebrates and brings further awareness to our loved ones with Down Syndrome. It is our only fundraiser and enables us to provide the services and support that we offer our families.

View the 2015 Buddy Walk Recap

Lights Up, Sound Down

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Activities | 0 comments

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 1.51.48 PMFor those of you that don’t know much about our Lights Up, Sound Down movies, we rent out a local movie theater, turn the lights up and keep the sound down for a more sensory friendly environment and invite families in the community to enjoy a free movie. It’s by far our most popular event!

MassMutual Oregon’s SpecialCare Planning Team Invites you to a SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENING OF KUNG FU PANDA 3!

WHEN: Saturday, February 13th, 2016

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National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN): An Introduction

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

What is the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network? All children benefit from the opportunity to grow up in a loving family, but not all birth families feel they are able to meet the needs of a child born with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network provides information to birth families who may be seeking alternatives to parenting as they prepare for the arrival of their child. Making an adoption plan for a child with Down syndrome is a loving choice and can be the right choice for some families. The NDSAN is also there to provide support to families who wish to adopt a...

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DSNO & Its Volunteers Help Change Lives

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Activities, Down syndrome, Parents | 0 comments

Our goal is to support families, friends and individuals with Down syndrome through small gatherings, family outings, providing educational scholarships and attending regional/national events.

While the funds raised through our fundraisers and generous benefactors provide valuable financial support for our programs and services; we pride ourselves on the members of this community who give their time and dedication to our kids. It is only by the virtue of our fantastic volunteers that DSNO continues to be an incredible organization.

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This I Believe

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Activities, Down syndrome, Parents | 0 comments

Dear Families at DSNO,

When my daughter Megan was born, my biggest fear is that she would have no friends. I could not think of anything worse. To go though life alone; no playdates, no birthday parties and the worst vision of all, sitting alone at the lunch table at school. Each educational level had it’s own fears – grade school, junior high and high school, but our experience at Our Lady of the Lake was so loved filled, thanks to the parents, teachers and children such as the one you are about to see in this video.

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2016 Dance Class at Innovative Dance!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Activities | 0 comments

innovative dance

Come join us for our Special Needs Dance Class at Innovative Dance!

Our class is for kids who love to dance that need some extra support! This class recognizes that all children grow and develop at different paces. It is designed to invite children with special needs into the world of dance. Classes will be structured to support a variety of dance disabilities including, but not limited to: AD/HD, autism, spectrum disorder, learning and communication disability, and Down syndrome.

About the Class

The class will run for 45 minutes in ten-week sessions. Kids will be learning basic dance technique involving ballet and jazz as well as developing rhythm, imitation, social skills, taking turns and sequencing in a fun and supportive environment! This class is for kids who do not need one-to-one assistance.

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