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.


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



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



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 individuals with Down syndrome, their families and their communities throughout Alabama by advancing advocacy, providing connections and promoting education. 

Help Us Achieve Our Goals

Advocacy and Fundraising

Support DSA by advocating and attending our events


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.


Down Syndrome Awareness Month
We will be adding a fact about Down syndrome each day of the month of October in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Follow along all month to learn facts about Down syndrome!
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…

Down Syndrome Alabama is a proud member of NDSS and NDSC


Dating and Puberty – Evening Session with Terri Couwenhoven

Mar 04, 2023 5:00PM—6:00PM

United Ability's LINCPoint 101 Oslo Circle Birmingham, AL 35211


May 15, 2023 11:00AM—5:30PM

Inverness Country Club 1 Country Club Drive Birmingham, AL 35242

Birmingham Squadron Basketball Game

Nov 27, 2022 3:00PM

Legacy Arena BJ Convention Complex 1898 9th Avenue N Birmingham, AL 35203


Oct 23, 2022 1:00PM—4:00PM

Snow Hinton Park, 1000 Hargrove Road East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

STEP UP for DOWN SYNDROME 2022 DSA Auburn/Opelika

Oct 23, 2022 12:30PM—4:30PM

Chewacla State Park 124 Shell Toomer Parkway Auburn, AL 36830


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