Join us for the 2014 Buddy Walk

This year's DSNO Buddy Walk will be Sunday, September 28th Park in Lake Oswego. A fun day is being planned including entertainment, activities, resources and lunch.

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. In addition to registering for the Walk, many of our members have created Buddy Pages. It is a great way to learn more about our children and support a team.

This can be done with your Buddy Walk registration or without if you are not able to attend this year. Please visit our Buddy Pages link for more information.

We also have a variety of Sponsorship levels.

  1. DSNO Dad’s Gathering

    August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the first Tuesday until December 3, 2014
    Lake Oswego

    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.

    July’s gathering will take place on Tuesday, July 1st from 5:30 to 7:00ish at Maher’s in downtown Lake Oswego (430 5th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034).

    If you are interested in organizing a one-off or regular Dad’s Gathering event (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, speaker, outing, etc.) please contact Elliott Dale at  [email protected] or 503-703-2210 

  2. DSNO Picnics in the Park – Happy Valley Park

    August 6 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Happy Valley OR United States

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    DSNO Picnics in the Park are park play dates we are setting up around greater Portland. The days and times vary to benefit the variety of schedules. This is casual — just come play, bring a picnic or whatever.

    Keep in mind a change of clothes for little ones as many parks have a water feature.

    –Hostess– Kristal

  3. DSNO Summer Camp at CHAP!!!

    August 11 - 13
    Potland OR United States

    August 11-13  from 10am-12:30pm.
    *** We will cap the class at 10 ART CLUBBERS ***
    so if you know you’d like to join in, please don’t delay.
    RSVP [email protected]

    chapWe had such a BLAST last summer with your kiddos and are looking forward to another camp focussed on the creatvie messiness!

    With the help of the DSNO and our upcoming ART SHOW, this will be a free offering!!! This will be drop-off again this year!

    For safety reasons, please be mindful if your child will need a 1:1 & if they would normally come with a nanny, please have nanny stay with the child. We will also have many amazing volunteers.

  4. Special Needs Tennis Camps

    August 18 - 21
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every 3 weeks on until August 21, 2014
  5. DSNO Family Night at Oaks Park

    August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Portland United States

    Please join us for our annual DSNO Family Night!

    oakWe will provide drinks, a picnic dinner, and up to 4 ride bracelets for children and siblings. Any additional will need to be purchased at the park the night of the event.

    Enthusiastic ride buddies will be available to help escort children on the rides.

    Where: Oaks Park, Picnic Area 11
    Dinner: will be served at approximately 5:30
    Cost: $10 per family in lieu of bringing a dish this year.

    Register Now

  6. DSNO Dad’s Gathering

    September 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the first Tuesday until December 3, 2014
    Lake Oswego

    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.

    July’s gathering will take place on Tuesday, July 1st from 5:30 to 7:00ish at Maher’s in downtown Lake Oswego (430 5th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034).

    If you are interested in organizing a one-off or regular Dad’s Gathering event (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, speaker, outing, etc.) please contact Elliott Dale at  [email protected] or 503-703-2210 

  7. Youth Games Special Olympics Oregon

    September 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Beaverton United States

    youthgames-special-olympicsRegister online: www.soor.org/youthgames
    Age: youth 6 – 18
    Sports: basketball, track & field, soccer, and golf

    Fun, Fitness and Free to the first 500 participants who register!

    Youth Games Presented by Nike is a one day even designed to introduce eligible youth to the Special Olympics experience. The day will feature an Opening Ceremonies and sports clinics. Come play – come have fun!

  8. DSNO Dad’s Gathering

    October 4 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
    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.

    Contact Elliott Dale at [email protected] or 503-703-2210 with questions.

  9. DSNO Dad’s Gathering

    October 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the first Tuesday until December 3, 2014
    Lake Oswego

    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.

    July’s gathering will take place on Tuesday, July 1st from 5:30 to 7:00ish at Maher’s in downtown Lake Oswego (430 5th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034).

    If you are interested in organizing a one-off or regular Dad’s Gathering event (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, speaker, outing, etc.) please contact Elliott Dale at  [email protected] or 503-703-2210 

  10. DSNO Dad’s Gathering

    November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the first Tuesday until December 3, 2014
    Lake Oswego

    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.

    July’s gathering will take place on Tuesday, July 1st from 5:30 to 7:00ish at Maher’s in downtown Lake Oswego (430 5th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034).

    If you are interested in organizing a one-off or regular Dad’s Gathering event (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, speaker, outing, etc.) please contact Elliott Dale at  [email protected] or 503-703-2210 

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DSNO does Denver

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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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