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 do this by promoting community awareness and providing educational information to families, educators, medical professionals, and the community about Down syndrome.
We are always happy to help individuals outside of our service area. For more information, please contact us!
Ryan McFarland, creator of Strider Bikes® was a dirt bike enthusiast and loved how much joy he found in riding. When his son struggled with the weight and complexity of a “children’s bike” an idea struck and he started working on creating a lightweight bike. He soon came to the realization that by making the bike lighter and taking off the pedals his son had a natural understanding on using the bike. He hopped right on and started working with it. A year and a half down the road his son was not only able to ride a bike but he was moving onto dirt bikes! Thus creating the Strider Bike® company.
These lightweight no pedal bikes were originally made in order to help children grasp the concept of riding a bike in an easier way. However, parents of children with special needs across the country started contacting Strider® to let them know how life changing their bikes were for their children. Children who were once stuck on the porch while other kids were riding their bikes were now riding along with them! Check out more on Strider™ Bikes here.
The Down Syndrome Foundation of Southeastern New Mexico is excited to host their first Strider™ Bike camp this summer! Details and dates to come.
DS-Connect®: The Down Syndrome Registry
The National Institute of Health supported Down syndrome registry, DS-Connect, allows people with Down syndrome and their families, doctors and researchers to share information and health history in a safe and confidential, online database. Users will be able to create and edit their password-protected profile and participate in surveys and research studies as desired.
"The registry links those seeking volunteers for research studies with those who most stand to benefit from the research."
Please take a few minutes and register your loved one with DS-Connect. You can visit their website here.