Mission Statement ans Service Area
We exist to provide support and assistance to all people with Down syndrome and their families. We do this by providing family services, community awareness and educational programs. Our vision is for individuals with Down syndrome to be fully included as valued members of society, so they can each reach their personal dreams.
The Down Syndrome Foundation of Southeastern New Mexico is committed to provide support and education to all individuals with Down syndrome and their families. We service nine counties: Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Roosevelt, De Baca, Curry, Lincoln, Otero, & Dona Ana.
We are always happy to help individuals outside of our service area. For more information, please contact us!
11th Annual Buddy Walk®
The 11th Annual Buddy Walk® is right around the corner! We are excited to use a new internet site to register http://www.ds-stride.org/senmbuddywalk .
We will be having more prizes to give out this year and the website will keep track of the top teams right there on the home page. This sight will also show who is registered for each team. If you haven’t seen this year’s “out of this world” shirt, check it out on Facebook.
We will be have a few surprises this year and we are prepared to make this year the best year yet!
Looking back: Summer Fun
This summer was loaded with tons of fun and lots of learning!
The summer kicked off with Family Fun night at the park. It was so much fun, it was a wonderful way for everyone to fellowship and it gave the kids a chance to play.
Next we had the Roswell teen/adult golf camp in coordination with The First Tee of Southeastern New Mexico. The kids absolutely loved the camp and we can't wait to get another one started in surrounding areas!
Swimming lessons were a hit not only with the kids but all of the volunteers that came out. There was improvement all around from the young ones who were just getting started all the way to the older group that learned how to swim new strokes like the backstroke and all the way across the pool!
Strider™ Bike Camp was not only fun but inspiring. We saw 11 kids who wouldn't normally get the chance to ride a bike be able to learn to ride their new Strider™ bike. Now they can enjoy riding with their siblings and have the opportunity to go out and ride with other kids in the neighborhood.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, hosts and sponsors who helped us make this years summer the best one ever!