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About Us

Ds Connections Nw strives to be a network of support, information and resources to improve the quality of life of persons with Down syndrome. We provide a single point of connection for people with a Ds diagnosis, their families and the community at large through diverse social and informational opportunities, and by networking with key members of our professional and medical community.

Founded in March of 2009, Ds Connections Nw was started by two mothers who believed in the simple purpose of keeping their children, their families and their friends connected through the love of their children diagnosed with Down syndrome. Two years later we incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and our scope grew to become a strong, viable connection of resources and information for persons with Down syndrome, their families and our surrounding community.

Today, our organization serves hundreds of families, individuals and the professionals who support them with an outreach stretching from Spokane and Coeur d’Alene to the northern regions of Sandpoint and Boundary county.

Ds Connections Nw ~ Quad City Branch 

We now have a second branch of Ds Connections Nw!! If you live in the Pullman, Moscow, Lewiston, Clarkston area, or any town in between, we have a meeting location convenient for you. The Quad City Ds Connections Nw branch may be contacted by using the contact form to the right or by calling Megan Yen, (877) 773-3955 or e.mail at info@dsconnectionsnw.org .

We are excited about this opportunity to connect and share resources, services, and knowledge that exist in all of our local communities. Above all, it is a joy and privilege to come together to share relationship and resources as friends, family, community members, and neighbors in a shared common bond of Down syndrome. 

Our Mission

Ds Connections Nw strives to be a network of support, information and resources to improve the quality of life of persons with Down syndrome. We provide a single point of connection for people with a Ds diagnosis, their families and the community at large through diverse social and informational opportunities, and by networking with key members of our professional and medical community.

Our Vision

Ds Connections Nw envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their aspirations, and be welcomed as valued, contributing members of their community. We remain committed towards three goals:

  • Providing a consistent, organic source of information, resources and contacts regarding all aspects of Down syndrome.
  • Providing the individual, their parents, advocates, educators and employers with tools for effective decision-making.
  • Connecting people with a Ds diagnosis, their families and the community at large through a variety of social and educational opportunities.

Ds Connections Nw 501(c)3 Officers

President: Susan Villelli
Vice President: Rebecca Clemens
Secretary: Alaina Stevenson

Board of Directors

- Chairman of the Board: Susan Villelli
- Board Vice-Chairman: Rebecca Clemens
- Treasurer: Sharon Raymond
- Kim Moline: Board Secretary and Step UP Walk Food and Beverage Director
- Alaina Stevenson: Director of Beau's Baskets and 1st Call Program
- Megan Yen: Director of Quad-Cities

 
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
     
   
 

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