Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona Newsletter

June/July 2024

Happy 4th of July!

The National Down Syndrome Congress Convention Month has Arrived!

The NDSC 52nd annual convention is happening this month in our valley of the sun, Phoenix, July 25 - 28, 2024 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa!   Check out the official convention website for the latest updates and continue reading this section for highlights.

Convention Website

Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Research heroes needed! The Human Trisome Project provides researchers with

samples to learn more about the health of people with Down syndrome, and the Global DS team will be recruiting participants at the 2024 NDSC Annual Convention Learn how you can participate!

Global Human Trisome Research Participation

Human Trisome Project participation is encouraged in conjunction with the hearing study. Participants are encouraged to have their ears cleaned before going through the hearing research. There are three slots for hearing tests that would be great for local participants on Wednesday, July 24th. Wednesday appointments will be

10:00 am -12:30 pm, 1-3:30 pm, 3:30-6 pm. The appointments last about 2.5 hours. Results will be shared with participants.

Hearing & DS Research Study Inquiry
DS & Alzheimer's Research Inquiry

Registrations Filling Up Fast!

On Thursday, July 25th Global Down Syndrome Foundation is organizing the best GLOBAL Research & Medical Care Roundtable at the NDSC Annual Convention in Phoenix. Experts will share the latest in mental health, sleep apnea, inflammation, Alzheimer's, clinical trials and more!

This amazing roundtable is free with your NDSC registration. Sign Up Today!

Attention all Educators - You Don't Want to Miss This Opportunity for FREE registration!

Learn More - Educators Conference
Volunteer - Make an Impact
Reserve Your Tickets

Hip Hop Homies will be in the House!

We are excited to announce the Hip Hop Homies will perform at the NDSC 321 Wild Wild West Country Dance on Friday night, July 26th, 2024.

Visit Home of the Homies Website
Visit Sharing DS Website

Parent Support Meetings

The next SDSA parent meeting is scheduled for September. Please take a brief survey and learn what we have in store. It's our commitment to best serve you and your family!

Take the Short Survey

The 2025 Sharing Down Syndrome Walk is celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Please take the 1-minute survey. We value your feedback! Thank you for your time.

2024 Post-Walk Survey

Summer Sensory Play Day

Thank you to everyone who registered to spend the morning with us at Full Spectrum Learn and Play. A staff member will lead structured activities on Saturday, July 20th from 10am -12noon. Light snacks will be provided or bring your own! There are very few spots remaining.

Register to attend

Thank You To All Of Our Supporters

...and the countless in-kind donors, families, individuals, volunteers, and organizations who give us strength and support. We are truly grateful.


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Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 86-0822557.

Our Arizona State Tax Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO Code) is 20543.