NWDSA/ABI creates and nurtures a loving, inclusive community that celebrates every person with a disability, including Down syndrome.  We thank each and every person, foundation, business and partner organization who has supported us in 2014 with a donation of time, talent and treasure. We ask for your continued support at year-end, and in 2015, as we continue to support over 1600 families as well as hundreds of professionals and policymakers in the Portland Metro/SW Washington area and beyond.

To make a tax-deductible gift today, please visit www.nwdsa.org/donate or mail your donation to: NWDSA/ABI, PO Box 9127, Portland, OR 97207

Your Gift Supports...

Vibrant Community is vital for families to find strength in unity and to embrace a vision of potential and hope. NWDSA/ABI new parent outreach, socials, playgroups, Reciprocal Learning Community, and Promotores Hispanic Leadership Cohort help establish strong bonds within the community.

Empowered Families & self-advocates are equipped to grow into their advocacy and create inclusive communities where everyone belongs.

Inclusive Education is at the front line of the disability rights movement. NWDSA/ABI shares and creates best practices for families and educators, and we work continuously towards a more inclusive civil society. Our Kindergarten Inclusion Cohort, regular trainings and All Born (In) Conference are valued resources in our community.

A Hopeful Future is the greatest gift you can give, by supporting a community in which people of all abilities can contribute and thrive. NWDSA is working to build a hopeful future on many fronts, including taking the lead on advocating for more post-secondary options for individuals with disabilities in Oregon and SW Washington. Come build a hopeful future with us!

Giving the Gift of Community is Easy!

  • Donate Now! www.nwdsa.org/donate
  • Maximize your donation with your company's matching gift program
  • Shop through our unique Amazon Smile site -- bookmark this page on your browser! Or join NWDSA Rewards for online shopping deals at hundreds of retailers
  • Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to NWDSA. Our non-profit partner number is 91585
  • Donate your vehicle through Donate for Charity
  • Make an in-kind or service donation of IT support, printing services, or raffle/auction items
  • Sponsor All Born (In) Conference or Portland Metro/SW Washington Buddy Walk Festival
  • Volunteer! Please share your talents and passions with us! Potential volunteers are asked to have an orientation with NWDSA and sign on to our forward-thinking mission and values statements. Email support@nwdsa.org and let us know how you would like to get involved


'K Plan 101' Workshop
Jan 7th, 6 - 8 PM
MESD Building, Portland
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All Born (In) Conference
Cross-Disability Inclusion Conference
Save the date! May 2nd, 2015
Airport Holiday Inn


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