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The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia is to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome by providing support, resources and information to families and community members and by promoting a heightened awareness and acceptance of individuals with Down syndrome.
New and Upcoming Events

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training

An all-day conference for Parents, Advocates & Professionals
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014  8:00am– 4:30pm
St. Joseph’s Church, Dillon Hall, 520 S Garfield St, Kennewick, WA 99336

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education.  Topics will include:
  • Special education law, rights and responsibilities.
  • Test and measurements to measure progress and regression.
  • Smart IEP’s
  • Introduction to tactics and strategies for effective advocacy.

Register Online
Registration Form (.pdf)
Registration Form (Word)
Informational Brochure
Wrightslaw Website

Pete Wright is an attorney who has represented children with disabilities for more than twenty years. Pete's practice is devoted to helping those with special educational needs.

Pete struggled with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD.  His determination to help children grew out of his own educational experiences.

- Zumba Fitness Class - Every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Tri-City Court Club.  Free for anyone with special needs!

- DSAMC Rockin' 21 - Parent support group meets the first Friday of every month at the ARC of Tri-Cities at 6:00 p.m.
Current News

- All Born (In) Conference in Portland attended by DSAMC members, educators, and school professional staff.

- Reading Workshop Hugely Successful

- DSAMC on Facebook   -  Post a photo, share a story, and make some friends.
- Contact the DSAMC Board   -  Communicate any questions, concerns, ideas, or comments.
- DSAMC Rockin' 21 Parent Group  - Provides a forum for parents to meet to discuss issues as parents of children with Down Syndrome.
- Women's Group  - An opportunity for the women of DSAMC to get together and create new relationships....without the kids!
- P.L.U.S Playgroup  - A positive and inclusive environment to enable both uniquely and typically abled children to build new friendships.
- Resources  - Links to sites for local and national support.