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Addressing Systemic Racism

Addressing Systemic Racism In response to the killing of George Floyd and other black individuals in recent weeks and the impact of systemic racism on our society, NDSC released a statement that condemns systemic racism and recognizes that as an organization, we need to do more.  The statement was followed by a video from Executive Director, David Tolleson pledging [...]

Tips for Running for Office for People with Disabilities

Article written and contributed by: Ed Carter | Ablefutures.org | ed.carter@ablefutures.org Running for office is an exciting process, but every candidate needs to make solid strategies for a good foundation. For a successful run, do some research into what all is involved with becoming elected to a political office, assemble a team of helpers, and [...]

CATHERINE WITCHER, MS.Ed, Master IEP Coach

10 min PODCAST: Errorless Learning for Distance Learning Presenters: Alyssa, Special Education Teacher and Catherine Witcher, Master IEP Coach Learn more from Catherine: https://www.catherinewhitcher.com/ Learn More from Alyssa & Get Dozens of Freebies at: www.simplyspecialed.com/ Grab Your Free IEP Checklist: www.iepchecklist.com Virtual IEP Meeting Prep Presenter: Catherine Witcher, Master IEP Coach https://www.catherinewhitcher.com/ [...]

COVID-19 Updates

DID YOU KNOW? PARENTS TEMPORARILY BECOMING DIRECT CARE WORKERS DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY In order to make sure that families have the support they need during the Covid-19 emergency, DDD will temporarily allow family members who qualify, to become a Direct Care Worker (DCW) and provide paid care to DDD members who [...]

Demetrius & Juliette

"I have been a part of your network for over 9 years now. Ever since my son Demetrius and daughter Juliette blessed our family, I closely follow your events and have attended many of them. I have even had the opportunity to see their pictures on your website and brochures in the past. They have [...]

Buddy Walk Ambassador Stories – Joshua “the Dude”

Joshua "the Dude" feels honored to be a 2019 Buddy Walk Ambassador Joshua has walked in the Buddy Walk every year with his amazing team of supporters. Joshua loves walking in the parade and being given recognition from the crowd, he gives out many high fives! Team Joshua loves to be part of DSNetwork and [...]

Buddy Walk Ambassador Stories – Zachary

Zachary is excited to be a 2019 Buddy Walk Arizona Ambassador! Zachary and his family walk to be a part of our amazing community and to be an example of how people with Down syndrome are more alike than different. Zachary feels special when he walks with his family, friends and Down syndrome community. Zachary [...]

Buddy Walk Ambassador Stories – Marcus

Meet Marcus, a 2019 Buddy Walk Arizona Ambassador! Marcus' family feels DSNetwork and the Buddy Walk is a true blessing. When they first found out they were going to be having a son with Down syndrome, they were very scared and nervous. "We went to the ultrasound to find out what the sex of our [...]

Buddy Walk Ambassador Stories – Jax

Jax is a 2019 Buddy Walk Ambassador! Although Jax is only 5 years old, DSNetwork's Buddy Walk has become an annual event that is very important to his family.  They walk each year for several reasons.  They walk to celebrate not only Jax, but the amazing community of family and friends who have rallied over [...]