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Mission Statement

Our mission at DSAH, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is to provide lifelong education, support, and resources to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the communities they live within.

Description

What is now known as the Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH) was originally known as Parents of Mongoloids when it was incorporated in 1974. As the organization began to grow, so did the understanding that education was the key to mainstreaming children. The founders would travel around the city visiting churches and schools to educate everyone they could about Ds. The group advocated for infant stimulation programs and early childhood development programs in the schools. When a new baby was born, the hospital would call one of the board members who would then visit with the family.

Over the years, programs have included parent support groups, music therapy, craft classes, summer camps, and social outings. Currently, DSAH focuses on new parent support through its "Congratulations!" program, parent, and community education through its Empowerment through Education workshop series and community-based events focused on inclusion and empowerment. DSAH also operates a day program for adults with Down syndrome within its resource center.

DSAH is committed to building a society where individuals with Down syndrome are valued, included, and empowered to fulfill their personal goals and aspirations

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Would you recommend Down Syndrome Association of Houston?

by alexis B. (April 2, 2011)
I feel that it would be i great exprience for both you and the people that you are helping out.