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Night to Shine:   Prom night for people with special needs ages 16+ Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and Multnomah University 


Feb 12 5:00-9:00 PM

Central Bible Church /Multnomah University

8815 NE Glisen St.  Portland Or 97220

To register contact:  Tim Biere 503-251-6463



Join us for an unforgettable prom experience with a red capret entrance complete with a welcome from friendly paparazzi, limousine rides, hair and makup stations, shoe shiing areas and, of course, a dance floor.


Portland Parks and Recreation Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Program


Portland Parks and Rec offers support for children with disabilities to enable them to participate in Parks and Rec classes, events and camps. This is a free service. To apply or for more information click the link below.


Northwest Downs Syndrome Association

Community Drop In


Every Thursday 12:00- 2:00 

NWDSA Resourcefulness Center 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Suite 321 Portland, OR 97220


Join NWDSA Board Members for a casual afternoon exploring our resources and getting to know other parents. Enjoy light refreshments and a chance to share stories and ideas. Servicios en Espanol disponible algunnos Jueves  llama  a Vanessa Graham Tel:503-232-0302 .



Northwest Downs Syndrome Association

Open Arms Cross-Disability Playgroup Portland


Second Wednesday of each month

Eastside Free Methodist Church

650 SE 139th Ave.

Portland, OR 97233


NOTE: If you need Spanish interpretation call the Northwest Down Syndrome Association at 503-238-0522 to pre-schedule.



Northwest Downs Syndrome Association

RLC: Informative Session on Physical Therapy: Keeping it fun! What Really Matters to Your Family with Ryan Jacobson, Physical Therapist


Saturday, Oct 17th, 2015
8:45 am - 1:00 pm (childcare at 8:30)
Resurrection Lutheran Church
1700 NE 132nd Ave. Portland, OR


“This is a free Cross-Disabilities session geared to families and caregivers of children ages birth to five that experience a disability. Professionals that work with this group are welcome as well.”


For more information contact NWDSA and to REGISTER for the event use the NWDSA link below:


Swindells Resource Center's Building a child's healthy mind: Presentation, Panel, and Resource Fair


Monday, October 19, 2015

Central Oregon Community College - Redmond Campus

2030 SE College Loop

Redmond, OR 97756


“Join Swindells Resource Center for their free symposium for families and caregivers. It will help enhance awareness and identify strategies and resources that respond to a child’s co-occurring mental health and developmental disability diagnoses.”


See link directly below for more information.


NW Downs Syndrome Association 4th annual NWDSA Holiday Craft Bazaar


Friday, December 4th, 2015

MESD- Ainsworth Building

11611 NE Ainsworth Circle

Portland, OR 97220