Facebook Icon Twitter icon Pinterest icon Linkedin icon

World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 | Join Us for a Delicious Way to Celebrate and Raise Funds for DSIA!

Category: Events, Featured, News · Tags:

Yum-Raising with See’s Candy

What sweeter way to raise funds for DSIA!


Category: Events, News · Tags:

Volunteers Needed

July 20th – 23rd


Category: Education, Events, News · Tags:

Sunsplash NightSlides

July 10th – Fun for EVERYONE!

Category: Events · Tags:

2013 Step Up Walk – What a Day!

Thank you all who supported, walked and came out to celebrate Down syndrome! 

What a BRIGHT, SUNNY AND FUN DAY for the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk – DSIA’s 9th Annual Walk.


The Walk had it all – old friends, new friends, great exhibitors, fabulous volunteers, wonderful entertainment, fantastic food, and……the Walk raised $30,000 that will enable DSIA to continue to provide resources and support within the greater Sacramento area!

Because of the generosity of family, friends, and co-workers, this is just an example of the types of programs that will benefit from your fundraising:

  •        Parent-to-Parent Program
  •        Educational speakers – Dr. Brian Skotko, Sarah Rosenfeld Johnson and Dr. Dennis McGuire
  •        Social events
  •        Medical Outreach Program

Congratulations to all the teams and individuals for their donations and participation. Special congratulations to the following teams:

Dante’s Spunky Amigos – Most Money Raised – $2638.00


       John Michael’s Super Heros  – Most Team Spirit


BIG HUGE Thanks to CCPOA (California Correctional Peace Officers Association) for donating AND BBQing the lunch! It is appreciated more than you know!

To our volunteers – you are the best! Thank you for coming out with a generous heart and big smiles!

Special thank you to Vanessa Acevedo – she set up a bake sale and raised $400 for her team – Eben’s Explorers 

And a GIGANTIC thank you to the Sisterhood – a local group of moms – who put together this GORGEOUS calendar and donated all the proceeds of the sales to DSIA! OVER $7000.00!!!


Didn’t get one? You still can – CLICK HERE

And, speaking of Donations, donations to the DSIA Step Up Walk can still be made until December 31, 2013!


DSIA was honored to have Luke Barnes, a Self Advocate, Sac State Student and Humanitarian motivate us with his speech! He was AWESOME!


Thank you to the following for great entertainment:

  •        Music to Grow On
  •        Dusty’s Puppets
  •        Group Resplandor
  •        NOW 100.5




A special thank you to the following vendors who participated at the event:

  • Alta California Regional Center
  • California Mentor
  • Carly Litvik Music Therapy
  • InAlliance
  • Jane Johnson Speech Services
  • Music To Grow On
  • Neurocognitive Development Lab
  • Pathways to Recreation, INC
  • Reece’s Rainbow
  • Sac City Unified School District Community Advisory Committee
  • UCD MIND Institute
  • WarmLine Family Resource Center
  • Project Ride
  • Tupperware
  • Origami Owl
  • Corner Bikes
  • Bright Children International
  • Camp Recreation
  • Jabbergym
  • Dusty’s Puppets
  • Pacific Dental Services
  • the Sisterhood

And an extra special thank you to our sponsors:

    Wilke Fleury Logo         The Sisterhood T21 Logo
    Sutter Health Foundation Logo         UC Davis Health Systems Logo

Want to share your amazing pictures from the walk, and perhaps see them featured on DSIA’s website and future walk materials? Send your high-resolution pictures to stepup@downsyndromeinfo.org and we’ll send you an image release. You just might see your pictures featured by DSIA!

Lastly, please take a few moments to help us make the walk event bigger and better!! Please answer a few short questions! CLICK HERE to take the survey.

Thank you and we will see you in 2014!


Category: Events, News, Reflections · Tags:

Step Up to Give Back

This is your chance to support DSIA and give back!

Category: Events, Featured · Tags:

Our Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors whose generosity makes everything we do possible. Check out our current sponsors and let them know how much you appreciate their support!

Tax ID

DSIA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Tax I.D. 20-1702399

Follow Us:

Facebook icon Twitter icon Pinterest icon Linkedin icon