About Us

The Emerald Family Down Syndrome Network was started in the spring of 2006 by several Lane County Families. What started out as a monthly get together has blossomed into a multi faceted, community network of families, friends, educators, and service providers.

As the group grows and evolves, one thing remains constant; we are a family and we love those among us with Down syndrome.

When we started to think about what to name our organization we wanted to make sure the community knew we were much more than a play group, we wanted to be known as a Network. Like a tree with branches, our group wants to be the stable trunk which provides a life to numerous types of activities. Our wish is that there is something for every family within our network community.