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2016 Buddy Walk

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2016 Buddy Walk

Registration is now open for the 2016 TVDSA Buddy Walk. REGISTER NOW!

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Idaho Gives

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Idaho Gives

TVDSA Needs Your Help. Please stagger your donations each hour so that TVDSA will qualify for additional support through the Idaho Gives hourly drawings for Golden Tickets. TVDSA has to have at least one donation each hour to qualify for this drawing. Visit Idaho Gives and make a donation today! Idaho Gives

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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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