We offer free programs, events, and services (focusing on every stage of life) to our community. Members receive substantial discounts on activities and events that require a fee. Learn more about how you can support our efforts by Funding a Program and becoming a member!
Provides support, networking, and information to families as they get a new diagnosis for their newly born or expected child. Learn more.
Educational Speaker Series
Expert speakers and workshops on various topics such as speech therapy, social security, nutrition, education, special needs trusts, and the list goes on!
Community Network Events
Opportunities for families and individuals with Down syndrome of all ages to network and get support. See our current list of events.
Brothers and sisters learn more about disabilities in an accepting and confidential environment with peers, resulting in social connections and early lessons in advocacy. Check out our calendar to see when we’re hosting the next Sibling Workshop.
Hospital Outreach Program
Provides up-to-date information and resources to hospitals and medical professionals. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like DSIA to do a presentation for doctors, nurses, staff, or medical students in your organization!
Information and Referral
We are responsive to all requests for information via phone, email, or Web. If you need immediate support, please contact our 24 Hour Support Hotline at 916.842.7175 and you will be connected to our Parent-to-Parent Program Coordinator. Or feel free to contact us for any other information.
Current, comprehensive information, links to helpful resources, and current events for our community. Continue to browse our Website to take full advantage of this resource!
DSIA has highly-trained Parent Mentors that we match with parents who receive a new diagnosis. Parent Mentors provide support, understanding, answer questions, and can help new parents make connections to other families in their community. Learn more about the Parent-to-Parent Program and how to be matched with a Parent Mentor.
Down Comforter Package
When families receive a new diagnosis of Down syndrome, each family is given a package full of resources including our parent guide containing information on Down syndrome and messages of hope and inspiration, DSIA’s original books featuring local families, and much more! Learn more about the support we provide.
Self-Advocate and Family Events
Fun, exciting, and educational social opportunities offered year round. Check out our calendar to see what we have planned!
Resources such as books and videos loaned free of charge. Contact us to ask about the resources available, and to make arrangements to borrow what you need.
Outreach and Advocacy
We work with educators, healthcare professionals, and other community members to help us achieve our mission. Learn more about who we are.