Upcoming Events:

    To register for an event or for more information, email the DSAR at info@dsar.org or phone (540) 772-6460

    Tuesday, September 16
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    (Roanoke) South County Library
    How to Talk So Schools will Listen (and Listen So Schools Will Talk)
    Patti Cettin, Director TASK & PEATC
    PEATC - Parent Advocacy Training Center
    Why are partnerships so difficult?  What can be done to improve understanding between parents and professionals as they seek to find mutual agreement on IEP's and other issues related to education for students with disabilities?  This workshop will help participants discover communication techniques, learn how to recognize and prevent barriers to communication and build agreements around difficult problems.
    cost:  free of charge

    Sunday, October 12
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Picnic and Buddy Walk
    Darrell Shell Park
    Hot Dogs & Hamburgers provided by DSAR
    Walk to promote awareness of Down Syndrome.
    cost:  free of charge, but bring a side dish or dessert to share

    Tuesday, November 11
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Roanoke County Library
    6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke
    Dana Jackson - Blue Ridge Independent Living Center
    An overview of all Medicaid waivers and how you decide what works for you or your child.  Also, a short view of BRILC and services they provide that may assist a person with a disability.
    cost:  free of charge

    Saturday, December 6
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Holiday Party
    Brambleton Center (Roanoke County Parks & Rec)
    The meal is provided by the DSAR, but bring a dessert to share.  There will be a visit from Santa Claus so phone or email with names and ages of children who will attend so Santa brings an appropriate gift.  We also need to know the number of people coming in your group so that we can plan appropriately for the meal.

    How Can You Help?

    The DSAR relies on proceeds from the annual 5K race, the annual golf tournament, and donations to fund the events.  We strive to make the events accessible to everyone, so there is no charge for almost every event planned during the year.

    You can help by giving of your time to volunteer.  A helping hand is always needed during the 5K and golf tournament, the picnic, the holiday party, and with many other tasks.  You can solicit items to be used for prizes at the 5K and for raffle prizes at the golf tournament.  You can make a monetary donation by clicking on the "DONATE NOW" button on this website.  The DSAR cannot serve you and your family without your help.

    Call or email us to let us know of your willingness to volunteer.

    Email address: info@dsar.org

    Phone: (540) 772-6460

    South County Library