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 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


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.


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…

Down Syndrome Alabama is a proud member of NDSS and NDSC


Transition Workshop

Nov 11, 2021 7:00PM—8:30PM

DSA Family Event – Holidays at McWane!

Nov 14, 2021 12:00PM—5:00PM

McWane Science Center 200 19th Street North Birmingham, AL 35203

Workshop on Financial Planning

Nov 17, 2021 11:30AM—1:00PM

Saugahatchee Country Club 3800 Bent Creek Road Opelika, AL 36804

DSA Executive Committee Meeting

Dec 14, 2021 12:00PM—1:00PM

DSA Committee Chair Meeting

Nov 04, 2021 6:00PM—7:30PM


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