Family Support

Behavior Workshop

Saturday, February 25, 2023 | St. Luke’s Hospital

Stacy Taylor, owner/operator of Advance Behavior and Learning Academy presents Behavior Basics, Toilet Training Tips and Tricks, and Benefits of Being Busy: Strategies to Promote Positive Behaviors.  Register for one or all three sessions.

New and Expectant Parent Resources

Welcoming a new member into your family is a wonderful experience filled with excitement and nerves and joy and love.  Learn more about what a pre or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome means for you, your family, and your baby.

Parent & Caregiver Support Groups

DSAGSL offers group meetings for parents and caregivers who have a similar experiences so they can share and support one another, as well as receive specialized support resources from DSAGSL and other area agencies. Groups that currently meet are:

Down syndrome & Autism Dual Diagnosis Group – Contact for more information

African American Community Group – Contact for more information

Family Resource Network for caregivers of adults with Down syndrome – 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 on Zoom

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Regression Group for caregivers of individuals with Down syndrome experiencing memory loss – 2nd Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:30 on Zoom

Resources for Families and Caregivers

Visit our Resources page to find information on several topics including education, health & wellness, behavior, employment, aging, and more.

Video Series

DSAGSL has several videos on various topics, as well as some that are just plain fun!

Community Groups

Community Groups provide information, resources and emotional support to each of the families connected within the group. They are based on location, age, relationship to person with Down syndrome, culture and/or native language and run independently of each other.

Ages & Stages Resource Program

As a member of DSAGSL, you’ll receive age appropriate resources & books in preparation for your child’s next stage in life.  Books about potty training and health related changes. Resources on research, health, education, and more. To learn more or to sign up for this program, visit our member page or email our Family Support Coordinator,

Down Syndrome Education Specialist Program

Down Syndrome Education Specialist program  is for educators, parents, and other education professionals.  It provides tools and resources on how to create a meaningful educational experience for students with Down syndrome, as well as an on-going support system.

Family Events

We host many events throughout the year and most are for individuals of all ages and abilities and their families!  Check out our calendar of events to see what’s coming up soon, or check out our events page for a list and description of events.

Sharing Our Strategies

Join our mailing list to receive emails about tips and strategies about topics such as behavior, toliet training, visual schedules, technology, individual education plans, and more.

Join the private Facebook Group- Sharing Our Strategies.  This group is for parents and caregivers to ask questions, and share information and referrals with each other.