NWDSA's Mission statement is as follows:
"Create and nurture a loving and inclusive community celebrating every person with Down syndrome.
The NWDSA will accomplish this mission by empowering and supporting families and individuals who have been touched by Down syndrome. We will work to increase education, promote public understanding and acceptance, work toward full inclusion, and defend the civil rights of individuals with Down syndrome. Our vision also embraces professionals and the cross disability community. Our statement of values is the core of our organization and the basis for how we make decisions to support our mission."
I am proud to have worked with NWDSA during my last year at PSU when my cohort helped plan, organize, and volunteered at the "All Born In" conference as part of our master's project. Ask me for more information on the upcoming conference!