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Triangle Buddy Walk

The Triangle Down Syndrome Network envisions a community where all people with Down syndrome can achieve their full potential and where individuals with Down syndrome and their families are welcomed with fairness, enthusiasm, and encouragement.  A way to celebrate this vision is participating in our signature Triangle Buddy Walk event.  It is our primary fundraising […]

TDSN Events for the week of 8/7

    News and events that you don’t want to miss! Past and potential team captains will be treated to a fun night at the Chow Burger and Pizza Bar. All Team Captains joining us get a chance at Door Prizes – plus a new Idea Challenge for all participates. TRIANGLE BUDDY WALK WEBSITE  officially launches August […]

Local Summer Camps & Programs

Summer Fun! Here are a few great resources to aid in your hunt for the perfect summer camp or program. UNC FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM CAMP DIRECTORY Raleigh Parks & Recreation Durham-Parks & Recreation Chapel Hill-Parks & Recreation  The Arc of the Triangle Resource List

Do you have questions about the NC ABLE PROGRAM?

Do you have questions about the NC ABLE PROGRAM? Join us on Wednesday, June 14th from 7-8 p.m. at for an information session on the NC Able Act. We will have a representative from the State Treasurer to present and answer questions on the Able Account. Visit our calendar for more information on this and other […]

Down Syndrome Advocacy Day leads to proposed legislation for $1,000,000.00

House Bill 499 Funds for Down Syndrome Programs Following the success of the first Down Syndrome Advocacy Day at the North Carolina General Assembly, the greater Down syndrome community has the attention of a handful of NC legislators. One of our allies, Representative John Bradford, has introduced House Bill 499: Funds for Down Syndrome Programs. […]

Old Friend, New Role

The Triangle Down Syndrome Network recently added a Director of Advocacy position. Donna Beckmann, who has been involved with TDSN since her son Thomas was born in 2000, is taking on the role. For 18 years, TDSN has been a source of support and education for families and the community. TDSN Executive Director Kari Alberque […]

Down Syndrome Awareness Book: Beautiful Souls

Lili Engelhardt Fine Art Portraiture, the Triangle Down Syndrome Network, GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh, and Anna’s Angels are collaborating to develop “Beautiful Souls: Down Syndrome Through the Eyes of the Ones We Love”. We have joined together to publish a beautiful photography book celebrating individuals with Down syndrome and their family.  The book will contain captivating, compelling, unforgettable portraits […]

With your help….

Click here to make your contribution to the TDSN Annual Appeal. Nearly eight years ago my son Zachary was born, and we were told he had Down syndrome.  We had so many questions. We were scared, excited, confused about what we were reading about Down syndrome and looking for answers and advice. Our pediatrician introduced […]


Monday, March 21, 2016 marks the 11th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day  (WDSD). Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.  For more information on the history of WDSD and Down Syndrome International, visit this LINK. Below is information on how we are celebrating […]

Want answers about the NC ABLE ACT?

NC Department of State Treasurer Launches ABLE Information Section on its Website The North Carolina Department of State Treasurer has launched a special section of its website to provide information on the NC Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Program, which was authorized by the NC ABLE Act in 2015. The NC ABLE Act allows […]