We're Here Every Step of the Way
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis serves, supports, and celebrates the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families, through every stage of life.
Our vision is for an inclusive community where all people with Down syndrome can achieve their full potential.
Down syndrome occurs in approximately one in every 691 live births, making it the most frequently occurring chromosomal anomaly. There are about 400,000 Americans with Down syndrome and approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome each year in the United States.
Family Support Programs
Family support can start as early as a prenatal diagnosis. Our Expectant Parent section provides information and resources specific to those who are expecting a baby with Down syndrome. Many of our families find out that their baby has Down syndrome after birth. The New Parent section has information such as our New Parent Packet and our New Parent Support Network, as well as resources for Grandparents.
Advocacy & Awareness
Join us in our mission to benefit the lives of individuals with Down syndrome
Part of our mission is to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome through public awareness and advocacy. We do this through events, programming and with the help of partner organizations.
Down Syndrome Education Specialist
The DSAGSL is proud to offer the Down Sydrome Education Specialist Program! This partnership program is a joint effort between greater St. Louis area schools, agencies, parents and the DSAGSL. The goal of the partnership is to provide support for educators, parents and professionals seeking to build a meaningful education for students with Down syndrome.