Meet Claire: DSAGSL Spring ’24 Intern

My name is Claire Carden and I’m thrilled to be the Communications Intern for Spring 2024 here at the DSAGSL!  I am a junior at Saint Louis University with a major in Media and Journalism Communications and a minor in Psychology. Interning at the DSAGSL is so special because I get to enhance my skill […]

A Heart for Down Syndrome

Decorate a heart as a thank you to Mr. Albert Pujols for his continued support of our community! We are putting together a special project for a very special supporter of the Down syndrome community, Mr. Albert Pujols.  We are gathering hearts designed by community members for the project and we need your help!  Download […]

Celiac Disease and Down syndrome

Approximately 1% to 3% of the general population is estimated to have celiac disease, but a recent study suggests that people with Down syndrome are six times more likely to develop celiac at some point during their lives.

Back to School Info & Navigating IEPs

Here are some resources you and your family may find helpful as you transition out of the summertime schedule and into a new school year routine.

Assistive Technology and Down syndrome

Individuals with Down syndrome can benefit greatly from using assistive technology in school, work, and other areas of life.

DSAGSL Ready 2 Work Program is BACK!

The DSAGSL Pop Up Marketplace and Ready 2 Work Employment and Training Program is back!  We are so excited to continue offering all the amazing employment programming that we’ve had so much success with, plus some exciting new additions!  We are Open for Business!  To start, we have re-opened the Pop-Up Marketplace.  It has been […]

DS-ASD Dual Diagnosis- info and a parent’s perspective

My Thoughts & Journey with the Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder By: Kim Youngberg Put a finger down if… you have a magnificent, extraordinary, & unique child you feel like the world’s best researcher, yet clueless at the same time there are days in your house that are amazingly great & […]

Meet the Newest Members of the DSAGSL Young Friends Board, Tiffany & Joseph!

In Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, we interviewed two of the newest members of the Young Friends Board, Self-Advocates Joseph Niemeyer and Tiffany Prapaisilp. They told us about themselves, their favorite things, what they do in their free time, and why they wanted to become a part of DSAGSL and the […]

Making Plans for Summer 2022

Summer camps and program fill up quickly, especially now with limited group sizes and staff shortages. So don’t delay!  Take a look at the Recreation Council’s 2022 Summer Opportunities Guide for tons of summer fun ideas and activities.  Qualified individuals with developmental disabilities can even apply for a Recreation Council voucher to assist with the fee […]

Mental Health & Down Syndrome

The ongoing pandemic has led to increases in anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges for