The Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso is led by a group of parents, grandparents, and community members who recognize and embrace the joy that individuals with Down syndrome add to life.
As a healthcare professional, I hope to provide comfort and congratulations to families who receive a Down syndrome diagnosis. As a mother, blessed with a daughter with Down syndrome, I want to help the community I was raised in to be more accommodating and inclusive.
After continually promising myself that one day I would help more or get involved, I finally joined the DSC. Now that I’m involved, the DSC has become family to me and my daughter, and I hope to work on the development of programs for all ages and abilities. There will always be a need for involvement, donations and volunteers. Today is the day to get started. Join us!
My granddaughter was born with Down syndrome and I want her to experience a life of inclusivity, not exclusion based on her abilities. Through the DSC, I want to expand Every Little Blessing, our preschool for children with Down syndrome, to serve children with other disabilities.
By enhancing the services provided to individuals with special needs, El Paso can become a destination for talented people who are blessed with a family member with special needs, rather than a place for them to avoid. With your help, the DSC can succeed in making El Paso a better place with a brighter future for all.
As a bilingual speech-language-pathologist, I serve children, adults, and their families with a variety of communication needs, many with Down syndrome. Parent training, support, and encouragement are essential parts of who I am professionally. I see my role with the DSC as one of coming alongside and serving families in real world environments.
It is an honor and a joy to dedicate my career and service to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with complex communication needs. I have joined the DSC as an extension of my professional life to encourage and promote inclusive community opportunities for individuals with disabilities here in El Paso.
I joined the DSC because I noticed a huge unfulfilled need in the community that needed attention and community awareness. My personal goals for the DSC include establishing a permanent location for our preschool, Every Little Blessing, and increasing our outreach to families of individuals with Down syndrome.
I’ve learned how Down syndrome impacts families and met amazing people through my involvement with the DSC. Being a part of the DSC presents a chance to have a real and lasting impact on the lives of countless members of our community. Get involved and start making difference.
The birth of my daughter opened my eyes to the lack of resources and support for families of children with Down syndrome. Through my involvement with the DSC, I hope to spread awareness and educate the community on behalf of all individuals with Down syndrome.
Being a part of the DSC has taught me to celebrate life and live in the moment. I invite you to get involved with a non-profit you are truly passionate about. Whether you get involved through a donation of your time or financial resources, knowing you’re a small part of a great cause is truly rewarding.
I have the honor of knowing incredible individuals with Down syndrome, including my daughter, and I believe they deserve an open community. My goal is to help establish a community that gives my daughter and others with Down syndrome the opportunity to grow and reach their personal dreams, including education and employment.
The DSC has become a family to us, giving me a safe place to express myself and an opportunity for my daughter to socialize and find a sense of belonging. I want others to benefit from the welcoming community and resources the DSC offers. With your support, we can make this happen.
As a medical professional and a mother to a beautiful child with Down syndrome, I recognize the need for support, resources and education for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
The DSC gave my family a sense of hope and community at a time when we felt lost and isolated. It is my goal to make the DSC a household name: an organization providing information and a community of support that feels like family.
We need your help to get our mission out in the community, to educate the public on Down syndrome and to advocate for workforce opportunities to individuals with Down syndrome. Join the DSC, and gain a whole new family.
In 2013 my husband Carlos and I were blessed with Sophia, our daughter who has Down syndrome. It came as a surprise as we had not been told prior to the pregnancy about her diagnosis.
After learning about Every Little Blessing (ELB) Pre-School we took a leap of faith and enrolled Sophia. Had it not been for the DSC and all their work in making ELB come to fruition, we would not have seen such huge academic and hygiene strides in our daughter.
With my first-hand knowledge of raising a daughter with Intellectual Disabilities my main goal is to be active on the DSC board and bring community awareness for our children and adults with Down syndrome.