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Come join us on Saturday, September 25th at 11am for the 11th annual Buddy Walk! Learn more...

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Attention Sponsors!

For sponsorship information, please download Buddy Walk Sponsorship Opportunities 2019 or contact Amber Miller at amberbscf@gmail.com.

Wishing You Well!

We hope that you and your family are well during these extraordinarily challenging times.

If your family is in need of financial assistance due to COVID-19 for remote learning, homeschool challenges, childcare needs, tutors or educational support please apply for a DREAM grant.

If you or your business would like to contribute to DREAM as you have in the past, please click the DONATE button below. As always, your contributions are 100% tax deductible and stay right here to help families in the Gallatin Valley.

One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone. Shannon L. Alder

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,
The DREAM 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.


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

Grants and Resources


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

LIFE Scholars is a 3-year, fully inclusive, non-degree certificate program at Montana State University for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Students audit 1-4 classes each semester to gain knowledge in their area of interest, engage in extra-curricular campus activities to develop social networks , and participate in campus and community internships to develop job skills and explore careers. Learn more about this college experience on the MSU Life Scholars Program webpage.

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 25th, 2021 at the Gallatin Regional Park Dinosaur Playground for the 11th 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

Download the 11th Annual Buddy Walk Info Sheet

Photos from Buddy Walk 2018, courtesy of Cathy Copp Photography.

Contact Us


If you're not sure who, Amber Miller is a good first choice!

Amber Miller


Jennifer Groneberg


Walker Asserson

Rebecca Adams

Sarah Summerford

Jill Ellwood