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Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • People with Disabilities


PO BOX 57362LINCOLN, NE 68505 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Down Syndrome Association for Families (DSAF) is a Lincoln non-profit organization that provides support for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, friends, educators, and professionals who share in their lives. Every person with Down syndrome is an individual who has a unique purpose and abilities. The Down Syndrome Association for Families provides networking and a positive vision for the future.


The Down Syndrome Association for Families (DSAF) formed in 1995 as a way for parents to network and share the accomplishments and challenges of our children. Many families who have, or are expecting a child with, Down syndrome don’t always have reliable support or have access to accurate information about Down syndrome. DSAF provides that support and information, along with a vision of what a blessing their child will be in their lives.

In 2002, the DSAF hosted the first "Buddy Walk" to bring about awareness and serve as our one annual fundraiser. In 2010, we joined with other Down syndrome affiliate groups across the country to re-brand our annual walk. The Capital City Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk is our redirected effort to include Down syndrome in the event name, along with creating a positive call-to-action for the entire community and state. It is the same event in every other way and draws participants from across Nebraska and the United States!


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