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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

COVID-19 is 10 times deadlier for people with Down syndrome, raising calls for early vaccination
When the COVID-19 pandemic descended last winter, Catherine Ross was filled with dread. Her 36-year-old sister, Amanda Ross, has Down syndrome (DS), which makes her especially vulnerable to respiratory viruses. Amanda Ross had been hospitalized repeatedly with pneumonia. In 2017, she ended up on a ventilator and nearly died. In April, she was back on…
Healthy Tip
As parents, we all wish there was a map to “healthful eating.” Some days we think we’re hopelessly lost. The truth is, there are as many ways to choose healthful foods as there are people – and it seems to change daily! It’s a personal thing. The same is true for people who experience Down…

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