Shape Up Success Stories

Donations from The Winners Cup Benefit helped launch and sustain DSAWM’s award-winning health and fitness program, Shape Up, and it truly is changing lives. In 2014, Shape Up expanded to include Rapid Runners, a 5K training program for teens and adults with Down syndrome. These programs empower teens and adults with Down syndrome to take control […]

The Learning Program™ Starts With Full Class

    How do you bridge the gap between research and practice? Although researchers continue to discover more about the best practices for teaching children with Down syndrome, this information has a hard time finding its way to parents and educators. The Learning Program™ was created by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County to bridge […]

MLive: Event features father who challenged state rules so son with Down syndrome could play football at 19

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A father who challenged state high school rules to allow his 19-year-old son with Down syndrome play football will speak Saturday, May 4, at a fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan. Dean Dompierre will speak at the association’s 2013 Winner’s Cup Benefit, which includes the viewing of the […]