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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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Board Member

Rating: 5

Our middle son was born with DS and it was quite a shock. We were quickly introduced to a parents organization - Down Syndrome Network. We were impressed with the quality of the information and its members and joined the Board to help with growth and development. Since that time, DS Network has grown significantly and has secured the attention of many donors, healthcare providers and educatiors. The organization is building managerial depth and is poised for tremendous growth.

Previous Stories

Board Member

Rating: 5

When my son was born we were overwhelmed upon learning he had Down syndrome. DS Network helped us navigate through the maze of government agencies and paperwork to start early intervention therapy and provided a forum for discussing issues with other parent. We immediately got involved with the organization and it has since grown into a group that educates teachers and parents, maintains a medical and education directors and has ambitions of building a DS center in Arizona. It is the best organization I have worked with and has helped our family immensely. I am proud to be a part of this organization.


Board Member

Rating: 5

Down Syndrome Network is an amazing organization. The board members in this organization are incredibly well-informed and fantastic networkers. This group provides social events, educational events, national news, local news, as well as medical talks and information. This group supports DS research. The connecting of so many people with so much info. makes it a progressive group.


Board Member

Rating: 5

When our son was born with Down syndrome, my husband and I had many questions and we were in need of information and support. I spoke with many people from this group after our son was born and started attending playgroups, workshops and other fun events. Our son has brought us many blessings including the people we have met and the information we have gained through DSNetwork.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

DSNetwork is an amazaing organization. They provide information to assist people with DS and their families to better understand and arrange for services. They provide networking opportunities for people with DS and their families. They promote greater public understanding of people with DS and the syndrome itself. They effect change in policies and behavior to improve services, education, employment and overall quality of life for people with DS and their families. The organization has provided my family and my son Adam, who has Down syndrome with support and seminars and services. Thank you DSNetwork!!