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Down Syndrome Organizations in alphabetical order
(click on acronyms for link to their websites)

ACDS 
"No fee" loan in 2007 helped get the first Buddy Walk® on Long Island off the ground.   Promotes and participates in all Alexander's Angels events.  Their adult residents are an integral part of the Alexander's Angels Long Island Buddy Walk®.

Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation (DSAF) 
Alexander's Angels fiscal sponsor for the first three years.   DSAF believes that individuals with Down syndrome have the right to be respected as valued members of society with their own level of independence, self determination, and sense of belonging in the community.

LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation (formerly DSRTF later merging with RDS)
Dedicated to finding a treatment to improve cognition including learning, memory and speech for individuals with Down syndrome.  

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
Founder of the Buddy Walk®.  Provides supporting advice and materials to Buddy Walk organizers.  Participates in  the Alexander's Angels Buddy Walk.

Hospitals

Winthrop University Hospital 

Colleges in alphabetical order

Briarcliffe College  Hosts our panel presentation annually at its two campuses.  Promotes our Buddy Walk.  Has contributed items to our raffle.

Hofstra University.  Actively participates in Alexander's Angels events.  In January 2009 a significantly large group of Sped 211 students attended the DOWNrightART exhibit as part of an assignment.  The Community and Economic Development Clinic helped Alexander's Angels with the application to the IRS to attain 501(c)(3) status.  The Hofstra Athletes have been involved in our Buddy Walk.  And, Hofstra dedicated a game to Alexander's Angels in 2011 presenting the game ball to Alexander.

Long Island University/C. W. Post School of Education.  Hosts an annual panel presentations since 2007.   Facilitated the use of the Hutchins Gallery for the first DOWNrightART exhibit.  Has provided space for volunteers meetings.

St Joseph's College. The St. Joseph's Dance Club has delighted participants of the Buddy Walk since 2007.  Child Study Club has hosted The Up of Down: An Insight Into the World of Down Syndrome.  Honor Society Lambda Pi Eta provided twenty volunteers for Alexander's Angels 3rd Long Island Buddy Walk.  Invites Alexander's Angels to lead one of its annual conference worshops.

Long Island Government Agency

Nassau County Department of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services. Has provided support.  Has requested and received Citations from former Nassau County Excecutives for all our walks presented by Dr. James Dolan, Jr.