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Review for Down Syndrome Network, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Down Syndrome Network has been there for me and my family right from the start! My son, Jacob, was born with Down syndrome in April, 2006. We were shocked and saddened, and didn't know what to do first. Someone told me to call DSNetwork, and I'm so grateful that I did. Through this group, I have received so much helpful advice from other parents. I've been to educational seminars on a wide range of topics that are all helpful for raising my son. I've found a solid community of people to support me and for me to support as well. This group has been a huge help for us in so many ways!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I've enjoyed the family fun events where we can get together with other families and meet their children as well. I really enjoy the pride I feel about my son in a community that really promotes acceptance.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Excellent! All are very caring, strong, and helpful. It's a close knit group in which we all support each other.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Open up a center to support the DS community. This center could be a place for these individuals to go for therapy, socials, support, etc. It would be great!

Ways to make it better...

My experiences are great. I think they'll get even better as DSNetwork gets more funds to support their dreams of an actual center for support.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the budget cuts right now, and the tough economy. We have big ideas and great people willing to do them, but the money isn't there.

One thing I'd also say is that...

DSnetwork not only supports people with DS, but also includes others in the community in their workshops, etc.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & I've also volunteered my time with different DSNetwork events.