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How the funds work...

The Centre Region Down Syndrome Society is a 501(C)3 working on behalf of people who have Down syndrome and their families. We are a 100% volunteer-run organization. Donations are used to:

  • Send families to conferences to learn more about current issues in the Down syndrome community
  • Send self-advocates to Washington D.C. to push for legislation that benefits people with special needs
  • Pay for social events, like dances, parties and picnics for our adults and children who have Down syndrome
  • Fund activities that enrich the lives of people who have Down syndrome, like horseback riding and swimming lessons
  • Create and distribute of educational materials about Down syndrome to doctors and service providers
  • Outreach and support to new families struggling to understand their child’s diagnosis
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