Blog 2017-06-21T22:54:48+00:00

Outstanding Service Award 2018

Exercise Program for Adults with Down Syndrome (ExDS) - 2018 Outstanding Service Award Honoree In the fall of 2017, Simon Holzapfel, PhD, ACSM-CEP launched an exercise program at the Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA for [...]

Outstanding Foundation Award 2018

Thunderbirds Charities - 2018 Outstanding Foundation Award Honoree Thunderbirds Charities was established in 1986 as the charitable arm of the Phoenix Thunderbirds. Its purpose is to grant funds that are generated by the [...]

Spark-of-Awesome MOM 2018

Jill Pearns - 2018 Spark-of-Awesome MOM Award Honoree As the mom of a son with Down syndrome, Jill Pearns has devoted herself to helping all children with special needs. Jill, who spends her [...]

Spark-of-Awesome DAD 2018

Michael Maske - 2018 Spark-of-Awesome DAD Award Honoree When Michael Maske first heard the news that his daughter Zoey had Down syndrome, a friend and mentor asked him “How will you show up? [...]

Executive Director Announcement

Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, Louise Bowden! The Down Syndrome Network of Arizona Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Louise Bowden, CFRE as Executive Director effective [...]

Meet Beth

Beth, who will turn 50 in September, lives with her sister Sarah, who has been Beth’s guardian and caregiver ever since their elderly parents passed away. The two have found friendship, support and plenty [...]