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Did someone say “adulthood”? Will you be ready? 

Through our efforts we have seen that individuals with disabilities can perform to standard as much as any other team members, across a variety of work settings. In the process, we’ve enabled thousands of people with disabilities to build lives they may not otherwise have been able to, simply because opportunities were not presented to […]

UPDATE 10/16

Hello.  If  you plan to go to the Transition Boot Camp or the Unlocking Potential Seminar this Saturday, please register.  We will close registration on Wednesday night.  We are placing a final order for materials today and want to have enough.  If you have any questions about either of these seminars, please reach out to info@tdsn.org or (984)200-1193. Additionally, […]

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 […]

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 […]