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.

Upcoming DSAGSL Events

Monday-Friday

DSAGSL has virtual programs every day of the week!  Living your best life, Reading & Book Club, Bingo, Improv, Ukulele Club, Fusion Friday, and so much more.  Check out our calendar for full time and log in details.

October

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Help DSAGSL raise awareness about the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome!  Wear blue and yellow, ask your library to display books about Ds, and post on social media with the tag @dsagsl

November 20

45th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Help us celebrate our sapphire anniversary at Anheuser-Busch Biergarten.  Enjoy great food and drink, live entertainment, silent and live auction, and more.  Visit our gala page for pricing information.

December 4

DSAGSL Walk-Through Holiday Party

We’re planning to have our Holiday Party this year outside in the Harvester Christian Church Parking Lot. We’ll have timeslots and a one-way walk through to promote social distancing with games and treats along the way.

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. 

In-Person and Virtual Programs

The DSAGSL is proud to offer the programming for individuals of all ages and abilities both in-person and virtually.  Each week you can join us on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube for virtual programs such as Music & Movement, Book Club, and BINGO!  Ready for in-person programs?  Check out all we have planned for Summer 2021 including Playgroups for toddlers & school-aged children, Outdoor Olympic Games for teens and adults, and field trips around St. Louis!