...education, support, and resources to individuals with Down syndrome...

About Us: Our Story

Mission

The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Houston is to provide lifelong education, support, and resources to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the communities they live within.

Vision

The Down Syndrome Association of Houston envisions a society where individuals with Down syndrome are valued, included, and empowered to fulfill their personal goals and aspirations.

Our Core Values

We carry out our responsibilities with the upmost level of honesty.
We strive to ensure that our resource center, events, and administrative processes are run with order.
We respect our stakeholders and the diversity of views they bring to our organization.
We embed positivity into all of our actions.
We aim to provide the highest level of resourcefulness to the individuals and families we serve.

Strategic Plan

The Down Syndrome Association of Houston’s three-year strategic plan (September 2019-Augist 2022) includes three goals.

Goal 1: DSAH will provide lifelong education, support, and resources to individuals with Ds, their families, and the communities they live in in order to increase the value with which those within the Greater Houston Area place on the lives of individuals with Ds. Increased value will be measured by achieving a 50% increase in participation of non-Ds related community members and organizations in activities that include those with DSAH members as equal stakeholders.

Goal 2: DSAH will provide lifelong education, support, and resources to individuals with Ds, their families, and the communities they live within in order to improve inclusion rates within school and community events for individuals with Ds by 33% over the next three years as measured by stakeholder participation rates in inclusive events.

Goal 3: DSAH will provide lifelong education, support, and resources to individuals with Ds, their families, and the communities they live within in order to empower individuals with Ds to fulfill their personal goals and aspirations. DSAH hopes to achieve 75% of stakeholder short-term, pre-support goals by the end of three years as measured by stakeholder feedback.

The Down Syndrome Association of Houston is a registered 501( c)3 nonprofit. Access our form 990 here.

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Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity and inclusion fuel our mission and vision, so be yourself at DSAH. After all, we are all more alike that different.