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 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.


DSA strives to provide connections for healthy lifelong relationships with other families, the community and peers.



DSA aims to be the leading information source for all Alabamians regarding Down syndrome, by educating new parents and increasing overall awareness of the public about the amazing abilities of individuals with Down syndrome.

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


Birmingham Squadron Basketball Game

Nov 26, 2023 3:00PM

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

Glasses Up for Down Syndrome

Oct 26, 2023 6:00PM—9:00PM

The Bourbon Room - On Tap Sports Cafe Liberty Park 11967 Liberty Parkway Vestavia Hills, AL 35242

DSA Giveback!

Oct 25, 2023 ALL DAY

715 Oak Grove Road, Homewood, AL 35209

Bingo in Auburn!

Oct 25, 2023 7:00PM—9:00PM

200 W Glenn Avenue, Unit 200, Auburn, AL 36830

STEP UP for DOWN SYNDROME 2023 – Birmingham

Oct 22, 2023 12:30PM—4:00PM

Wald Park Grand Lawn 2521 Waldridge Road Vestavia Hills, AL 35216


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