Let’s celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness month! Down Syndrome Awareness Month is chance to spread awareness, advocacy and inclusion throughout the community. During the month of October, we celebrate individuals with Down syndrome, make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. So, you’re excited about all of the possibilities for October, but now the question is […]
Legal Aspects of IEP Meetings Saturday, October 25 Time: 9:30a – 11:30a Join DSAH for the second session of our Special Education workshop. This session is designed to help parents prepare and feel more confident at IEP meetings, whether it’s your first meeting or you’ve already attended some. Topics covered will include: potential areas of […]
Grow along with your baby!!! Join us for our Next Steps Program! Family First Speech Therapy and Kids Connect Occupational Therapy have partnered with the Down Syndrome Association of Houston to provide an educational, hands-on clinic for children ages 6-18 months! Our Next Steps program is FREE for DSAH members and will be held […]
Education for Life expands to 5 days a week!! We have some very exciting news!! The Down Syndrome Association of Houston’s Education for Life (E4L) program became a 5-day program on September 9th, 2014. The Tuesday/Thursday program includes classes in dance, reading, technology, and math. Participants also prepare and cook their own snack in the afternoons. We are excited […]
GET YOUR TEAMS READY FOR THE 2014 HOUSTON BUDDY WALK! REGISTRATION IS OPEN! PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL This year’s Buddy Walk and Buddy Run will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014. The Houston Buddy Walk attracts over 10,000 participants, who walk the 1-mile course, around the Minute Maid Park in the streets of […]
The Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH) has been an important part of the Greater Houston community for 40 years. What started out as a small group that met in the basement of Texas Children’s Hospital has grown into a thriving, multi-faceted program with more than 1,800 members from all over the Houston area. DSAH has branched out into community groups in Baytown, Katy, Pearland, Spring, The Woodlands, northwest Houston, and the Inner Loop.
Our mission at DSAH is to provide programs and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who serve them, and to create awareness in the community through advocacy, education and medical outreach.
We envision a community in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance the quality of their life, realize their life aspirations, and become accepted as part of our very diverse society.
As DSAH has grown, we have gradually developed programs for all age groups, including prenatal counseling and/or adoption referral, New Baby Gift Baskets delivered to area hospitals, Smart Start for kids entering the public school system, and our Education for Life program for adults. We invite you to learn more about Down syndrome, read our current newsletter, and explore this site to learn more about our programs and services and how to get involved.
Things Keep Looking Up!
The Board of Directors
Down Syndrome Association of Houston