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LOCAL AND NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME ORGANIZATIONS
Association for Children with Down
Syndrome... www.acds.org ACDS is dedicated to
providing lifetime resources of exceptional quality, innovation and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and other
developmental disabilities and their families.
Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation... www.dsafonline.org 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.
Down Syndrome Connection of Long Island...
www.dscli.org DSCLI aims to unite the local Down syndrome community so that we may share information,
support, resources and experiences.
Down Syndrome Education USA
http://www.dseusa.org/en-us/ DSE improves education for children with Down syndrome
through scientific research, and specialist resources and services. We work closely with Down
Syndrome Education International, a renowned leader in Down syndrome
research and education support services. Together, we help over 70,000 families, professionals and organizations in North
America each year.
Down Syndrome International...
is a UK based international charity, comprising a membership of individuals and organisations from all over the world, committed
to improving quality of life for people with Down syndrome worldwide and promoting their inherent right to be accepted and
included as valued and equal members of their communities.
Down Syndrome Research Foundation
(Canada). www.dsrf.org. The mission of DSRF is to empower individuals
with Down syndrome to reach their full potential throughout life by pioneering and providing educational programs and services,
grounded in foundational research. Working with researchers, professionals, and families, we are a bridge between research
Syndrome Research Foundation (UK). www.dsrf-uk.org has a mission to undertake research which
will help to identify and develop interventions which alleviate the medical, physical, developmental and cognitive conditions
associated with Trisomy 21 (T21) which are collectively described as Down’s syndrome.
Indiana. http://www.dsindiana.org/ Down Syndrome Indiana is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals from infancy through
Elis Heart. http://www.elisheart.org. Eli's Heart is a 501 (c)(3)
organization that helps families with traveling expenses associated with medical procedures.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated
to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical care, Education and Advocacy.
Formally established in 2009, the Foundation’s primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the first academic
home in the United States committed solely to research and medical care for people with Down syndrome. Since Down syndrome
is the least-funded genetic condition in the United States, fundraising and government advocacy to correct the alarming disparity
of national funding for people with Down syndrome is a major goal.
International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association
http://www.imdsa.org. With a mission to support any family or individual
who life has been touched by mosaic Down syndrome by continuosly pursuing research opportunities and increasing awareness
in the medical, educational, and public communities throughout the world.
LuMind Research Down
Syndrome Foundation. https://www.lumindfoundation.org/ The mission of the LuMind Foundation is to stimulate biomedical research that will accelerate
the development of treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals
with Down syndrome so they: participate more successfully in school; lead more active and independent lives; and avoid
the early onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
Down Syndrome... http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/downsyndrome.html Mediline Plus offers reliable, authoritive
information about Down Syndrome. Information is catagorized for quick access to just the information you need! Subjects covered
include: The Basics, Alternative Therapies, Clinical Trials, Organizations and much much more.
National Association for Down Syndrome... http://www.nads.org/ "NADS
is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago
in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home." On this
website you will find: general information about Down Syndrome, resources, links, information about local support groups and
National Down Syndrome Adoption Network.
With a mission to ensure that every child born with Down syndrome has the opportunity to grow up in a loving family,
NDSAN is encouraging parents of children with Down syndrome to consider providing them with the opportunity to have
a sibling with Down syndrome.
National Down Syndrome Congress...
http://ndsccenter.org/ The mission of the NDSC is to provide
information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome. Founded in 1973, the National Down Syndrome Congress is the country’s
oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
National Down Syndrome Society...
www.ndss.org NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize
their life aspirations. NDSS is committed to being the national leader in enhancing the quality of life, and realizing the
potential of all people with Down syndrome. Here you can find a wealth of information about topics such as education,
health and down syndrome in the news.
Reece's Rainbow - International Down
Syndrome Orphan Ministry... http://reecesrainbow.org The mission of Reece's Rainbow is to rescue orphans with Down syndrome through the gift of adoption, to raise awareness for
all of the children who are waiting in 25 countries around the world, and to raise funds as adoption grants that help adoptive
families afford the high cost of adopting these beautiful children.
Riverbend Down Syndrome Association...
http://www.riverbendds.org The Riverbend
Down Syndrome Association is
incorporated in Illinois as a not-for-profit corporation and a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
with Employer Identification Number: 14-1982424. We are an all volunteer group that provides support and information to parents
of children with Down syndrome in Southwestern Illinois. Our aim is to support each other and enrich the lives of our children
so they may reach their fullest potential to lead an independent life within the community. The copyrighted information provided on this web site is for personal and non-commercial use.
Down Syndrome AZ... www.sharingds.org The Mission of Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is to educate and empower, but especially
give hope to individuals who have Down syndrome (and their families who love them) so these children may grow up to become
independent self-advocates. We promote positive acceptance, understanding and inclusion is embraced by all as we celebrate