Down Syndrome Alabama is dedicated to supporting all individuals living with Down syndrome.  The primary group for DSA’s public policy initiatives is our Legislative Advocacy Committee. The Committee works with the DSA Executive Director and the DSA membership to advocate for statewide and national policies that will help DSA achieve its mission. With broad statewide representation, the Committee’s primary objective is to mobilize the DSA membership to advocate on behalf of the state's entire Down syndrome community.


                • Opportunities to Rally on the State House Steps with other disability groups
                • Walk the State House halls and meet with your legislators
                • Advocacy training so you know what to do and what to say - See resources below

Watch or download the zoom call video of the advocacy training with Jawanda Mast of NDSC below!

For all the step-by-step information you need to prepare for March 6th Advocacy in Montgomery, please print the file below!

For a slide presentation of the advocacy training with Jawanda Mast of NDSC, CLICK HERE!

Training Opportunities

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.


We want to provide DSA members in all regions of the state with resources to act as a liaison in their local area for timely legislative needs. From there we can develop relationships with key legislators that can champion the DSA legislative platfrom.

Advocacy Templates

Drafts of sample letters and advocacy materials for the DSA membership to use.  These materials will provide a quick and easy way for members to act as a liaison in their local area for timely state and federal legislative needs.

Click on the map and enter your address to find your representatives.
Advocacy is defined as "to defend or promote a cause".  Advocacy is active; not passive. It is the catalyst for nonprofits to respond to factors that impact the services they provide.  At Down Syndrome Alabama, we hope to support all individuals, their families and their communities throughout Alabama. The best way we can do that is to advance advocacy. Please join us today and help make the lives of those living with Down syndrome more productive and meaningful.