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  • Welcome
    The  Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana provides support to persons with Down syndrome, their families and friends through networking, promotion of positive public awareness, information sharing and advocacy.

    Under the direction and leadership of a Board of Directors who are all volunteers, DSAA provides information for families of newborn babies with Down syndrome, through adulthood as well as current and unbiased information to professionals.  DSAA conducts regular educational meetings, hosts social events, publishes a regular newsletter, advocates for the rights of individuals with Down syndrome and provides support to families of individuals with Down syndrome.  The largest awareness event in the Lafayette area is the Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness hosted by DSAA each October.  You can learn more about this event by clicking on the Buddy Walk tab within this website.  You can learn more about upcoming events by clicking of the Calendar of Events tab.

    Feel free to contact the organization at any time if you have any questions or need additional information that is not located within this website.  We look forward to meeting you and your family!

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  • Our Mission Statement
    The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana (DSAA), a non-profit organization, is to provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and our community .
  • Our Vision
    To be a driving force in the Acadiana community in generating acceptance and belonging of individuals with Down syndrome. It is our strong desire to encourage a society in which people with Down syndrome can involve themselves in community activities and be assisted in their development of the skills necessary to do so.
  • Our Purpose
    DSAA is an education and parent support group for families, and professionals serving those families in the Acadiana area consisting of the seven parishes within region IV (Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes). DSAA is governed by a Board of Directors that is comprised of parents of individuals with Down syndrome. Our purpose is to promote the interests of persons with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, public awareness and information covering all aspects of Down syndrome. Our bi-monthly meetings will feature special speakers and topics of particular interest to the Down syndrome community.

Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana
P.O. Box 81323
Lafayette, LA 70508-1323
Phone: 337-234-3109

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