Lifelong Awareness, Acceptance and Advocacy for People with Down syndrome.

We envision and strive for an Alabama where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and included for who they are. We provide hope and support to each person and their families with educational resources and networking opportunities throughout all stages of life.

Awareness

We celebrate all individuals with Down syndrome and bring awareness of their abilities and accomplishments, not disabilities.

 

Acceptance

We want a world that accepts all people with Down syndrome. Acceptance is a commitment to give value to all individuals with Down syndrome.

 

Advocacy

We educate individuals with Down syndrome, their families and our community about policy issues and give them the advocacy tools they need to effectively engage with their legislators to advocate for change.

Mission Statement

Down Syndrome Alabama is dedicated to supporting people living with Down syndrome, their families and their communities
throughout Alabama.

Help Us Achieve Our Goals

Advocacy and Fundraising

Support DSA by advocating and attending our events

Donate

DSA relies heavily on the generosity of our community. Funds raised will help us in our mission.

New Parents & New Baby

New Parents & New Baby

Connect with others and learn about resources to help you and your new baby. Early intervention is proven to help your child thrive.

Toddlers & Preschool

Toddlers & Preschool

Learn the steps on how to transition from early intervention to the school system along with opportunities to "hang out" with others in the DSA community.

School Age ~ K-12

School Age ~ K-12

Learn all about IEPs and how to navigate your child's school experience.

Ages 21 & Up

Ages 21 & Up

Learn all about transition from school to extended education and/or employment.

News

#WDSD21
Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on 3/21/2021! See how the Wouldn’t Change a Thing organization is celebrating!
CoorDown normalizes Down syndrome in the workplace
by Sabrina Sanchez of Campaign The campaign includes a partnership with LinkedIn to connect employers and prospective hires. To celebrate World Down Syndrome day on March 21, nonprofit organization CoorDown launched “The Hiring Chain,” a global awareness campaign that encourages employers to hire people with Down syndrome.  The campaign, led by New York-based creative agency…
Healthy Tip
Just getting your loved one outside for a small amount of time several times a week can increase their physical activity and help their mental health! If you’re stuck inside, this could look like online family fitness classes like the recent series launched by NEO Kids, PopSugar Fitness’ family sweat sessions, or UNICEF Kid Power…

UPCOMING EVENTS

DSA Executive Committee Meeting

Aug 10, 2021 12:00PM—1:00PM

Parent Round Table – Inclusion

Aug 26, 2021 7:00PM—8:30PM

TBA - Zoom option available

LACE UP for DS – Just A Call Away 5K

Aug 28, 2021 6:00AM—9:00AM

Patriot Park 710 Oak Grove Road Homewood, AL 35209

Behavior Workshop with Stacy Taylor

Sep 15, 2021 7:00PM—8:30PM

DSA Executive Committee Meeting

Oct 12, 2021 12:00PM—1:00PM

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