Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS)

We are SANDS

SANDS seeks to inspire, educate and support individuals, families and communities living with Down syndrome throughout Southern Arizona.

SANDS pursues this goal by creating an open, supportive, and collaborative network connecting individuals and families with needed resources and information.

Our mission: To improve and enrich the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and to promote public awareness.

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What We're All About At SANDS

Our goals, missions, and objectives all work towards the advancement and enrichment of the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.

Our Mission

Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to being the primary source of information and support for individuals with Down syndrome in southern Arizona, working towards an improved quality of life and respect as valued members of society.
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Our Purpose

SANDS focuses its efforts on connecting individuals and their families with needed services and resources, advocating locally and nationally, and raising public awareness.  SANDS is volunteer driven and fully funded through donations, and local and national fundraising events.
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Community

SANDS seeks to inspire, educate and support families and communities living with Down syndrome throughout Southern Arizona.
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Have any questions? Call us now!

(520) 312-2030

Our Services

New Parent Services

SANDS strives to provide support to all of the families in Southern Arizona of loved ones with Down syndrome.
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Grants & Scholarships

Programs to provide a medium by which SANDS can give back some of the funds it raises directly to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
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Education Services

SANDS pushes to educate individuals, families, and communities about Down syndrome from preferred language to facts, and various publications.
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Local Support Groups

SANDS is committed to providing encouragement and support to families who have family members with Down syndrome through local support groups.
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Contact SANDS

Contact us today with any questions or comments you have.

Meet Our Dedicated Board of Directors

At-Large

Chad McKinley
(self-advocate)

Victoria Garcia
(son, Nikolai)

Sharon Callaway
(self-advocate)

Kaitlin Hollywood
(daughter, Zoey)

Jonathan “Jay” Rivera
(Daughter, Madison)

Real Results. True Testimonials.

Announcements

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March 2021

SANDS Board of Directors Meeting

March 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2024

Fronimo’s Greek Cafe, 3242 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
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The board of directors for Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS) meets on the 2nd Monday of every month from 6-8 PM. The first 10 minutes of every meeting is open to the public. There is no board meeting in January. Each attendee is responsible for purchasing their own meal.

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Tucson Buddy Walk Committee Meeting

March 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 15, 2024

Panera Bread, 4821 E Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712 United States
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Our next planning meeting is on Monday, August 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. We usually meet at East Coast Super Subs (187 N. Park Avenue), but today the meeting place was changed due to a family emergency. We'll be at Mama Louisa's (2041 S. Craycroft Rd). Please let us know if you'll be joining us so we can have an agenda and materials for you. If you have been out soliciting donations, please make sure to update the Google…

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April 2021

SANDS Board of Directors Meeting

April 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2024

Fronimo’s Greek Cafe, 3242 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
+ Google Map

The board of directors for Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS) meets on the 2nd Monday of every month from 6-8 PM. The first 10 minutes of every meeting is open to the public. There is no board meeting in January. Each attendee is responsible for purchasing their own meal.

Find out more »

Tucson Buddy Walk Committee Meeting

April 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 15, 2024

Panera Bread, 4821 E Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712 United States
+ Google Map

Our next planning meeting is on Monday, August 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. We usually meet at East Coast Super Subs (187 N. Park Avenue), but today the meeting place was changed due to a family emergency. We'll be at Mama Louisa's (2041 S. Craycroft Rd). Please let us know if you'll be joining us so we can have an agenda and materials for you. If you have been out soliciting donations, please make sure to update the Google…

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May 2021

SANDS Board of Directors Meeting

May 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2024

Fronimo’s Greek Cafe, 3242 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
+ Google Map

The board of directors for Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS) meets on the 2nd Monday of every month from 6-8 PM. The first 10 minutes of every meeting is open to the public. There is no board meeting in January. Each attendee is responsible for purchasing their own meal.

Find out more »

Tucson Buddy Walk Committee Meeting

May 17, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 15, 2024

Panera Bread, 4821 E Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712 United States
+ Google Map

Our next planning meeting is on Monday, August 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. We usually meet at East Coast Super Subs (187 N. Park Avenue), but today the meeting place was changed due to a family emergency. We'll be at Mama Louisa's (2041 S. Craycroft Rd). Please let us know if you'll be joining us so we can have an agenda and materials for you. If you have been out soliciting donations, please make sure to update the Google…

Find out more »

June 2021

SANDS Board of Directors Meeting

June 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2024

Fronimo’s Greek Cafe, 3242 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
+ Google Map

The board of directors for Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS) meets on the 2nd Monday of every month from 6-8 PM. The first 10 minutes of every meeting is open to the public. There is no board meeting in January. Each attendee is responsible for purchasing their own meal.

Find out more »

Tucson Buddy Walk Committee Meeting

June 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 15, 2024

Panera Bread, 4821 E Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712 United States
+ Google Map

Our next planning meeting is on Monday, August 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. We usually meet at East Coast Super Subs (187 N. Park Avenue), but today the meeting place was changed due to a family emergency. We'll be at Mama Louisa's (2041 S. Craycroft Rd). Please let us know if you'll be joining us so we can have an agenda and materials for you. If you have been out soliciting donations, please make sure to update the Google…

Find out more »

July 2021

SANDS Board of Directors Meeting

July 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2024

Fronimo’s Greek Cafe, 3242 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716 United States
+ Google Map

The board of directors for Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS) meets on the 2nd Monday of every month from 6-8 PM. The first 10 minutes of every meeting is open to the public. There is no board meeting in January. Each attendee is responsible for purchasing their own meal.

Find out more »

Tucson Buddy Walk Committee Meeting

July 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 15, 2024

Panera Bread, 4821 E Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712 United States
+ Google Map

Our next planning meeting is on Monday, August 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. We usually meet at East Coast Super Subs (187 N. Park Avenue), but today the meeting place was changed due to a family emergency. We'll be at Mama Louisa's (2041 S. Craycroft Rd). Please let us know if you'll be joining us so we can have an agenda and materials for you. If you have been out soliciting donations, please make sure to update the Google…

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