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Ds Connections Nw is a non-profit organization based in the North Idaho and Eastern Washington area. Ds Connections Nw strives for a culture in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their aspirations, and become valued, contributing members of a welcoming community. Our goal is to connect with the parent of a child with a Down Syndrome diagnosis within the first year. The earlier the better! Our parents, relatives and friends share a common bond and are a huge source of education, encouragement and resources through the sharing of unconditional love. Just look at but a few of our testimonials below . . .

Step UP for
   Down Syndrome Walk

September 23, 2017
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Our 2017 Step UP for Down Syndrome Walk will be held on September 23, 2017 at DISCOVERY PARK IN SPOKANE in association with the 2017 Valleyfest celebration!! This year's walk promises to be bigger, better . . . and jam-packed with an entire DAY'S worth of activities as a signature event of VALLEYFEST!!


"Ds Connections Nw has been wonderful to my family and me! I love this group and everyone in it. Not only do we meet once a month for our "social" but there are picnics, Christmas parties, moms night out........and much more! The Buddy Walk, now called The Step UP For Down Syndrome Walk, is my favorite. I love to see family and friends come out to support my sweet Carson. I also love to see the support from other families and friends and our community! It's WONDERFUL! I feel lucky and blessed to have a son with Down syndrome!”

- Jinny from Coeur d’Alene

“I’ve made several connections to parents with infants who have Ds Connections Nw in my local area, as well as contacts with other families who live in nearby towns. I truly believe the gift of my son is not just for my own joy, I’ve been given an opportunity to be a spokesperson, advocate, and friend to other families, neighbors, and community members.”

- Megan from Pullman

Step UP for Down Syndrome Walk
Saturday, Sept. 23rd 9:30 a.m.
Discovery Park In Spokane



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