Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas (DSPNT) is the local affiliate serving the North Texas area. Its purpose is to support people with Down syndrome, their families, and caregivers in achieving the universally desired goals of self-fulfillment, pride in one’s achievements,
inclusion in the community and reaching one’s full potential, through social and educational
National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them. NDSC provides information, advocacy, and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, and work to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome.
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is a national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life
aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.
Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) is a trade organization which works to support and advance the growth and service capabilities of its member local and regional Down syndrome organizations. It serves to be the conduit of value-driven training, programs, best practices and support for its members.
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF) is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation
3300 East First Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80206
The International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC) is a valuable partner in the quest to ensure that women have access to free, accurate information about Down syndrome, so that they can provide truly informed consent when considering pregnancy-related screenings and diagnostic tests.
The International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA) provides support, information and research to any family, individual or professional whose life has been affected by mosaic Down syndrome.
International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association
PO Box 354
Trenton, OH 45067
The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN) is a non-profit program that offers support and information to parents whose child has received a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and may be considering an adoption plan. They offer a listening ear and information, and keep a registry of families from all over the United States who are interested in adopting a child with Down syndrome within the US. NDSAN is a non-profit program and charges no fees for their services.
National Down Syndrome Adoption Network
644 Linn Street, Suite 1128
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203
Birth Parent Line: 513.213-9615
Adoptive Parent Line: 513.709.1751
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children with primary focus on the provision of
educational and developmental services and resources.
PO Box 97156
Washington, D.C. 20090-7156
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