Mission & Vision


The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware’s mission is to be a resource promoting public awareness, education and advocacy supporting individuals with Down syndrome and their families.


The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware partners with families and others to create an environment in which individuals with Down syndrome are welcomed and included with fairness, enthusiasm, and encouragement in the community. Together we share knowledge and experiences with other families, and support new parents.  We promote the need to continue to educate ourselves, medical and educational 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. We believe that diversity should be embraced, not merely tolerated, because the entire community benefits when individuals with differences are valued and included in our communities.