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Paint Nite

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Our Stories | 0 comments

Paint Nite

Inviting all creative spirits! Explore your inner artist while raising money for TVDSA! We’re hosting a Paint Nite, where a local artist will assist and inspire us while we mix and mingle. Paint Nite will donate a portion of ticket sales to TVDSA to increase the awareness around Down syndrome so that the whole community will accept and recognize the greatness we see in our loved ones, not just the differences. So let’s get together for a night of creativity and cocktails for a great cause – please RSVP and register now by clicking the image below:...

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Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in Our Stories | 0 comments

You shop. Amazon gives. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support TVDSA by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. When selecting a charity you should select Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Support Group Inc

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iCan Bike Camp interview – Our Voice

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Our Stories | 0 comments

iCan Bike Camp interview – Our Voice

Our own Paul Auger discusses iCan Bike with Our Voice Idaho iCan Bike Interview

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2016 Buddy Walk

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Our Stories | 0 comments

2016 Buddy Walk

MANY THANKS to ALL who sponsored and participated in the 2016 TVDSA Buddy Walk! Stay tuned for more details from the event.

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End the R-word

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in Our Stories | 2 comments

End the R-word

We created this video in support of the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign, an on-going initiative from Special Olympics and Best Buddies to eradicate the derogatory use of the word “retard(ed)” from everyday use and promote the inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Five siblings of individuals with Down syndrome in Idaho’s Treasure Valley volunteered to help us spread the word that their brother or sister with Down syndrome is not defined by their disability. A big thanks to all those who helped us create this video by...

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Our Stories – Aaden Vranish

Posted by on Jul 31, 2011 in Our Stories | 0 comments

Our Stories – Aaden Vranish

On December 17, 2008 a little angel sent by God was delivered into our arms. He weighed 4lbs 13oz and was 16 inches long. We went through a lot of trials and tribulations to get him here. But it was all worth it. After 4 miscarriages I was pregnant again and VERY scared this would be number 5. I spent a lot of time on my knees praying this little baby would stick. My anxiety was so high I would shake and sweat in the waiting room before seeing my doctor. I worried there wouldn’t be a heartbeat. It was very nerve breaking. I had a hard time sleeping and functioning throughout the day until a...

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