Chapter 7: Information Sources


Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources


Subsection: Down Syndrome

Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS)

Email:

info@acds.org

ACDS is dedicated to providing lifetime resources of exceptional quality, innovation and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities and their families.

4 Fern Pl.
Plainview , NY 11803

Voice: 

516-933-4700

Fax: 

516-933-9524

Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma

Email:

info@dsaco.org

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The purpose of the organization is aligned with its mission which is “raise awareness and provide resources, as well as promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome.”

The association’s programs include parent and educator workshops, new parent visitation and support, frequent parent to parent meetings, D.A.D.S group and an intern program for college students interested in working with children with disabilities. These programs are vital to communities because they educate a wide variety of individuals about the needs of children with Down syndrome.

521 W Wilshire Blvd., Suite 130
Oklahoma City , OK 73116

Voice: 

405-600-9981

Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa

The Down Syndrome Association of Tulsa (DSAT) is a non-profit organization that exists to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, their families and communities.

P.O. Box 54877
Tulsa , OK 74155

Voice: 

918-804-3728

Michael Fund / International Foundation for Genetic Research

The Michael Fund works to raise sufficient funds through direct contributions to support an international pro-life genetic research program aimed at finding treatments for chromosomal disorders including Trisomy 21, the most common and non-inherited form of Down syndrome. They advocate and encourage efforts to improve the care, treatment, education, evaluation and habituation of children with Down syndrome and related chromosomal anomalies which result in mental retardation, to the benefit of themselves, their families, and communities. They serve as a defender of the rights of physically and mentally handicapped persons -- born and pre-born -- most especially the right-to-life upon which all other rights are predicated.

4371 Northern Pike
Pittsburgh , PA 15146

Voice: 

412-374-0111

National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS)

Email:

info@nads.org

Their mission is to ensure that all persons with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their potential in all aspects of community life. They offer information, support, and advocacy.

The direct support they provide to families through the Parent Support Program, Mentoring Program, the Work Experience Program, and other individualized services is limited to the local area but they do have many other services that are available to a wider community, including conferences, products and publications, website and online discussion forum, and information about Down syndrome.

1460 Renaissance Drive, Suite #102
Park Ridge , IL 60068

Voice: 

630-325-9112

Fax: 

847-376-8908

National Down Syndrome Congress

Email:

info@ndsccenter.org

The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to an improved world for individuals with Down syndrome. The purpose of the NDSC is to promote the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, public awareness, and information.

30 Mansell Court, Suite 108
Roswell , GA 30076

Voice: 

770-604-9500

Toll Free: 

800-232-6372

Fax: 

770-604-9898

National Down Syndrome Society

Email:

info@ndss.org

The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York , NY 10017

Toll Free: 

800-221-4602

Fax: 

646-870-9320