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Community Groups

UDSF strives to develop programs that will "Love.Lift. Launch." individuals with Down syndrome and their families.  UDSF's Community Groups is one such program that helps to achieve this goal.  The UDSF provides administrative support and funding to various Community Groups throughout the state of Utah. Community Groups are organized by location and offer a variety of both educational and social opportunities for families and individuals with Down syndrome. Some examples of activities include summer swim parties, holiday get-togethers, Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome walks, etc.

All Community Groups are under the direction of a Community Group Leader who is an UDSF volunteer.  These leaders are always looking for individuals and families who would like to help organize activities and educational events.  If you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions about UDSF events in your community, please contact your community group leader.  In addition to UDSF's main facebook page, Utah Down Syndrome Foundation, some of the community groups have a Facebook page specifically for their own community.  All community events are posted on UDSF's calendar.

Community Group Community Group Leader Contact Info Facebook Page
Adults with Down Syndrome (18+) Ann Marie Christensen Utah Down Syndrome Foundation
Cache County Maria Leishman Cache Chapter (UDSF)
Davis County Co-Leader Noelle Kelley Utah Down Syndrome Foundation - Davis County Chapter
Davis County Co-Leader Janet Alvarado Utah Down Syndrome Foundation - Davis County Chapter
Mothers Group Jodi Lutkin Utah Down Syndrome Foundation
Salt Lake / Tooele County Aisha Nalder Utah Down Syndrome Foundation
Tooele County Co-Leader Taylor Ricks Utah Down Syndrome Foundation
Tooele County Co-Leader Amber Thornton Utah Down Syndrome Foundation
Utah County Baylee Larsen Utah Down Syndrome Foundation
Wasatch County Open
Ask (Heber, UT)
Washington (St George) Nikelle & Brandon Pledger Southern Utah Down Syndrome Association
Weber County Co-Leader Megan Luevano Utah Down Syndrome Foundation
Weber County Co-Leader Janiel Deboer Utah Down Syndrome Foundation

July 2021

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  • Calvin Curtis is UDSF's Platinum Plus Sponsor for our Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome Walk 2020. His generosity and support over the past few years have made a real difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families across Utah.

  • Gossner Cache Silver Sponsor MS 2019

  • At Catalyst Behavior Solutions we prepare our clients to reach their full potential and achieve future success through the use of evidence-based and data-driven treatment methods. We believe in the growth of people of all abilities.

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