What we do

We want all parents to have what they need to help their child with Down syndrome reach their full potential.  We provide support and education through parent meetings, workshops, reading materials, and more.

In an effort to stay informed about programs, services, and current events concerning Down syndrome, we have relationships with local and national organizations such as Special Olympics, Idaho Infant-Toddler Program, National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), and National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS).

We want everyone to know that people with Down syndrome have wonderful talents and attributes just like everyone else!  TVDSA is passionate about promoting understanding and supportive environments.  Part of this effort is the Buddy Walk, an awareness and fundraising event we organize each year in October as part of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Learn more about the Buddy Walk>

Programs

Volunteer managed clubs, activities, and opportunities for recreation and networking.  Our age-specific programs let children and adults who have Down syndrome meet peers and connect through social and learning activities.  Our family support programs let family members come together to share insight and experiences.

Learn more about TVDSA programs>

Meetings and Events

An opportunity for parents, family members, and guardians of individuals with Down syndrome to meet about certain topics, listen to presentations, exchange ideas, find support in each other, and participate in fun family events year-round.

View event calendar>

A Monthly E-newsletter

Contains valuable information concerning Down syndrome, helpful resources, inspirational stories, and a local calendar of events.

Download this month’s newsletter>

A “New Parent Guide”

Designed to be a comforting resource for new parents; includes information about babies with Down syndrome, a list of services, and touching personal experiences written by local parents.

Download New Parent Guide>

Network of Volunteers

Parent volunteers who have experience with children of a certain age group or issue look forward to answering your questions or sharing ideas.  If they can’t help you, they’ll guide you to someone who can.

See our list of volunteer contacts>

A Lending Library

Includes hundreds of books, periodicals, audio and video materials covring a range of topics concerning people with Down syndrome of all ages.

Learn more about the library and materials available>

Scholarships

Families may apply for financial assistance in attending a conference associated with Down syndrome.  To learn more, contact scholarship@idahodownsyndrome.org.

Download our scholarship application>