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Talk to a Parent

You may contact any of the people listed below – we would be very happy to talk with you! An experienced parent of a child with Down syndrome can be a source of comfort and reassurance to you. If you would like a visit in your home, in our office or over a cup of coffee in a café, let us know, and we will be glad to meet with you! We sincerely care about you and your child – call one of us, or all of us!

Talk to a Mom
Angela Jarvis-Holland • (503) 239-8526 • ajarvisholland@nwdsa.org

Abby Braithwaite • (971) 998-8744 • abraithwaite@nwdsa.org

Isis Sanchez (Espanol) • (503) 442-5817 • casiboriqua@hotmail.com

Talk to a Dad
Steven Holland • (503) 239-8526 • sholland@nwdsa.org

NWDSA Resourcefulness Center

The Resourcefulness Center is a place where families can come meet other parents, explore our resource library, and connect with the community. There is always a warm cup of tea at the ready, and a place for children to play.

11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Suite 321
Portland, OR 97220
Phone (503) 238-0522

Drop-In Hours are every Thursday, noon to 2 PM.

We offer parental support as well as IEP support every Thursday from September through June. If you need to stop by any other time,
just give us a call to make arrangements at (503) 238-0522.

Recommended Websites

As parents, you are probably looking for all the information you can find about Down syndrome and how to care for your child. There is an almost infinite amount of information available on the internet and we want to offer a word of caution, as much of it is out of date, or just misinformation. Here are a few websites that we recommend. But remember, the thing your baby needs most is you!