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Mission: Our mission at DSNetwork is to educate, support and advocate for those in our community whose lives are impacted by Down syndrome. DSNetwork is committed to providing a balance of life to those impacted by Down syndrome. DSNetwork will achieve this goal through an open, supportive and collaborative network that will connect individuals and families with needed resources and information.

Results: Monthly educations seminars for families Medical lecture series to healthcare professionals Free Medical Conference for families Monthly play groups and quarterly social events Step Up for Down syndrome Walk for Awareness and Acceptance in October Young Adult Group

Target demographics: Support, advocate and educate individuals and families whose lives are impacted by Down syndrome. We provide services for children through adults with Down syndrome.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of individuals with Down syndrome and their families, immediate and indirect.

Geographic areas served: Maricopa County, AZ

Programs: Parents and Schools in Partnership, New Parent Outreach, Parent to Parent Outreach, Community Education Workshops, Medical Education and Outreach, Young Adult Group, Family Connections, Interactive Social Networking, DSNetwork Calendar, A Day in the Life Elementary Education, Affiliates in Action, Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk for Awareness and Acceptance

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

DSN advocates for the protection of rights for my nephew who has DS. DSN's efforts have raised awareness about DS issues at the local and state as well as national levels. I fully support the aspirations of this organization.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group was fun to watch in the Arizona State homecoming pareade. They looked like they were having so much fun. The children were so cute.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organisation has been great in that it connects families together in the Phoenix area. I have had the opportunity to speak with people and share experience, knowlege as well as prideful and difficult times. I like it as a support, and in that way it has been of wonderful value to me and my family. L Johnson