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The Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network (RGDSN) was founded to promote friendships and information sharing among families whose lives have been touched by Down syndrome.
Through networking opportunities and friendships, we proactively address issues of advocacy, accessibility and public awareness in educational, legal and political arenas.
The network seeks to promote the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families by fostering understanding, communication and a vision for the future.
ABLE Act signed into Law
Tax-deferred savings accounts now possible for those with disabilities
December 19, 2014 the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act officially was signed into law. The new law allows people with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts where they can amass more than $2,000 without losing government benefits.
To learn more, visit the National Down Syndrome Society’s Advocacy Page.
NDSC Convention Stipends Available
Applications due February 20, 2015
Good news! The Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network (RGDSN) has funding to provide stipends for individual(s) with Down syndrome and one caregiver (ex: staff, parent, or sibling) to attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention on June 25-28, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Previous stipend recipients are excluded.
All entries MUST be received on or before Friday, February 20, 2015. No late entries will be accepted. Only one entry per individual with Down syndrome will be allowed. Entry winners and alternates will be selected by random drawing.
Applications can be found here.
Posted: December 29, 2014