About Us

The DSA of Delaware was founded by parents of children with Down syndrome and continues to be driven by parents, family members and others who have a passion for individuals with Down syndrome. Together we share knowledge and experiences with other families, and help and support new parents. We promote the need to continue to educate ourselves, educational and medical professionals and the public about Down syndrome. We embrace all of the things our children can do and their potential to be an integral part of our local communities.

Every person is a unique individual with strengths, gifts and dreams. As parents, families and friends of children and young adults with Down syndrome, the DSA of Delaware members have discovered that every person has something special to offer. The individuals in their lives with Down syndrome may have different needs than those who do not, however their ability to enrich, teach and challenge is the same.

Founded in 1979, the DSA of Delaware is a statewide non-profit support group. We aim to be a supportive resource, advocating for the acceptance and understanding that allows individuals with Down syndrome to achieve the same level of access and opportunity as their peers.

Our Mission

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware supports families, promotes community involvement, and encourages a lifetime of opportunities for people with Down syndrome.

Our Vision

We envision a community in which individuals with Down syndrome are healthy, happy and successful. They and their families are effective advocates for their needs.