About Down Syndrome Indiana Programs and Services
Down Syndrome Indiana is a one-stop-shop for information and resources on Down syndrome. The programs it offers are intended to promote the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in their greater community, as well as, to offer support and information to families, caregivers, educators, employers and the professionals who serve individuals with Down syndrome.
Down syndrome Indiana offers support at every age. Programs and services include:
- Awareness Presentations
- Buddy Walk®
- Community Support Groups
- Educator Resources
- First Call
- Information and Resource Referrals
- Mom’s Night Out
- New Parent Packets
- One-day Conference
- Public Policy Advocacy
- Self-Advocate Activities
- And more….
Down Syndrome Indiana is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) 3, non-member organization.
Down Syndrome Indiana is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals from infancy through adulthood. We were the first Down syndrome advocacy organization in Indiana when we opened, nearly 20 years ago! We’ve helped pave the way for groups like Best Buddies Indiana, GiGi’s playhouse and more! In 2015, we’ve reached over 700 families in Indiana with a child or children with Down syndrome. In 2014, Down Syndrome Indiana served as host to the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention.
DSI is supported by a dedicated Board of Directors, a small staff, and numerous volunteers. The programs and services of the organization are supported totally by individual and corporate donations, grants and special events. Down Syndrome Indiana does not receive government funding.