The Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association (MVDSA) offers Opportunity Awards to paid MVDSA members. The purpose of the Opportunity Award is two-fold: 1) to encourage active participation by MVDSA members by engaging in events that bring us together and advance us as a community, and (2) to provide funding for summer camps, therapies, iPads, and other approved enrichments that directly improve the life of the individual with Down syndrome. These awards are not based on financial status of the family, but rather on points accumulated through participation in official MVDSA events. A full listing of eligibility and requirements is available here: 2016 Opportunity Award Packet. Opportunity Awards are typically valued up to $500 and are awarded once per year per member with Down syndrome.