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Upcoming Event!

Come join us on Saturday, September 22nd at 11am (10am registration) for the 9th annual Buddy Walk! Learn more...

Register at give.classy.org Website

Attention Sponsors!

For sponsorship information, please download Buddy Walk Sponsorship Opportunities 2018 or contact Amber Miller at amberbscf@gmail.com.

Who is D.R.E.A.M.?

Down syndrome Research Education Advocacy in Montana

We are a diverse group of parents in the Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas with young children with Down syndrome. Initially, we connected to celebrate the joys and concerns that come with having a child with Down syndrome. Since then we have all realized the importance of having a network of friends and resources and wanted to reach out to others who may be in our same situation. We like to meet once a month to get our kids together to play and to visit with each other about Down syndrome specific topics.

Feel free to call or email any of us with questions, concerns or just to chat. We would also love to invite you to join us at one of our “get togethers.” Just send your email to any one of us and we will let you know the time, date and location of our next meeting.

Best Wishes and Rainbows,
The D.R.E.A.M Team


New Parent Packet

Congratulations! You're going to love being a parent. Here's a welcome packet stuffed with goodies!

Our Stories

Let's get to know one another! These are the stories from families right here in Montana.

Grants

Need financial help? Grant applications are available, including our very own D.R.E.A.M. grant.

Grants and Resources

Grants

A large portion of donations are allocated to the D.R.E.A.M. Grant fund. It is available to help Montana families pay for medical and educational related expenses. Travel expense reimbursement can be used in addtion to the grant.

The Betelsten Grant is specifically for adult education purposes. It can be used to apply for the LIFE Scholars Program.

LIFE Scholars

Peer Partners are currently enrolled MSU students who support LIFE Scholars, students with intellectual or developmental disabilities, in both academics and campus engagement. Peer Partners work together with LIFE Scholars to help them succeed in their classes, get involved in the campus community and have a successful college experience! There are currently 7 students in the program, and MSU is looking for more!

Bylaws and Strategic Plans

Our Stories

Stories from members right here in Montana.

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Walk of Achievements Posters

Featuring our children and a little bit about them!

Buddy Walk

Join us Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at the Gallatin Regional Park Dinosaur Playground for the 9th Annual DREAM Buddy Walk! Registration starts at 10am followed by the 1 mile walk to celebrate individuals with down syndrome and promote acceptance and inclusion at 11 am. This is a great family event with activites and music. The cost is $10 and includes a t-shirt and lunch. Money raised directly supports individuals with down syndrome in our community through grants. Can't wait to see you there!

Register at give.classy.org Website

Photos from Buddy Walk 2015, courtesy of Whitney Kamman Photography.

Contact Us

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Board Member Contact Information

Jeanette Risteau

Email (406) 577-6528

Joe Miller

Email

Heather Hildreth

Email (406) 696-2017

Tanis Trenka

Email (406) 570-9465

Rebecca Adams

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Lucile Brunswick

Christopher Gregory

Email (406) 750-8159