Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association
All About TVDSA

The Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association (TVDSA) was founded in 1982 by Billie Paetel and other parents who had children with Down syndrome.  Their goal was to provide support and information, especially to new parents. 

Today, the mission of TVDSA is to enhance the quality of life for people with Down syndrome by promoting inclusive environments, providing accurate information to parents, families, and the community, and by advocating respect, dignity, and appropriate supports for people who have Down syndrome.  Anyone is welcome to attend our bi-monthly meetings and our annual events.  We want all parents to have what they need to help their child with Down syndrome reach their full potential.

Services we provide to Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Mountain Home, and surrounding areas:

Programs for people with Down syndrome of all age groups

Scholarships to local and national conferences

Monthly newsletters containing stories and a calendar of upcoming events

An informative and inspirational guide for new parents

Family networking opportunities and events

Workshops on various topics

For more information about TVDSA, visit our website at:


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