The Association's mission is to support life-long opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Programs and services are designed to support and educate individuals as they move through major milestones in each phase of life.
Early Stages - Provides support, social connections and information for families with children ages birth (and prenatally diagnosed) through age 5.
School Age - Addresses the concerns of families with children ages 6 through 13 with social opportunities, education and advocacy.
Teens/Young Adults - Designed to support teens and young adults in transition and their families. Primarily for persons age 14 and up, the group offers opportunities for sharing, socializing and learning.
Member Financial Assistance - Funds have been established to assist members in meeting financial obligations related to education, recreation, medical and therapeutic services; adoption; and costs associated with hiring a professional educational advocate.
Member Financial Assistance - to help members meet financial obligations in the areas of education, recreation, medical and therapeutic services
Member Adoption Assistance - to financially assist members in adopting an individual with Down syndrome.
Member Respite Assistance - to help DSAWM members meet financial obligations related to respite care for their children with Down syndrome