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Down Syndrome Awareness Month


Let’s celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness month! Down Syndrome Awareness Month is a chance to spread awareness, advocacy and inclusion throughout the community. During the month of October, we celebrate individuals with Down syndrome, and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. So, you’re excited about all of the possibilities for October, but now the […]

Special Education Workshops with DSAH


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. This presentation will provide parents with information […]

Education for Life expands to 5 days a week!


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 […]

Halloween Costume Dance

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The Down Syndrome Association of Houston is calling all ghosts and goblins to join us for a Halloween Costume Dance!   Club 21 members* are invited to the Halloween Costume Dance on Saturday , October 25th, 2014. Come out and enjoy this dance and meet with your old friends and make some new ones! This dance will […]

Sign up for the 2014 Houston Buddy Walk & Houston Buddy Run

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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.

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The Board of Directors
Down Syndrome Association of Houston

Learn about Down syndrome with the “Just Like You – Down syndrome” video by The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City.

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