Down in the Southland

CREATING COMMUNITY ACCEPTANCE & INCLUSION FOR PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME 
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Programs

Programs

Ages & Stages Program

Our Ages & Stages program is designed to build friendships among children with Down syndrome who are close in age, as well as help create an atmosphere of collaboration among families who are facing the same types of educational, social and familial issues related to the age of their child with Down syndrome.   Learn more ...

DIS Next Chapter Book Club

We are a community-based literacy program for people with developmental disabilities.  Anyone can join, regardless of reading ability. Learn more ...

Lending Library

Our library provides access to books and educational materials related to Down syndrome that are not generally available from local public libraries. Learn more ...

Community Partnership

Inclusion in our community is at the heart of Down in the Southland!  We are always looking for community members, businesses, and organizations to partner with to help ensure full inclusion for people with Down syndrome.  If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner, email us at [email protected] and someone will contact you shortly. Learn more...

Scholarships

Down in the Southland has college scholarships available each year.  Learn more ...  

Educational Conference Fund

This fund helps families offset the cost of attending educational conferences related to Down syndrome. Learn more ...

Parent Events

We provide regular educational and social opportunities for parents.  Learn more ... 

Family Grants
Funds are made available to help families pay for medical expenses not covered by insurance, therapies, classes, camps or organizations open to all children.  Learn more ... 

Giving Back

Being a contributing member of your community is an important aspect of daily life, and people with Down syndrome are no different in this regard!  They are willing and able to fully participate in their community by helping those in need.  Our Giving Back program is a way to foster that spirit of helping others.  Learn more ...

Arts Programs

We support instruction in a variety of artistic endeavors, including dance, art, theater, etc.  Learn more ..

Just for fun!

We provide frequent community outings and activities, to help foster a sense of inclusion, acceptance. and belonging for everyone! Learn more ...   

Would you like to create a program for Down in the Southland?

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