MICHIANA DOWN SYNDROME
Advocacy | Awareness | Ability
– 1984 –
The Down Syndrome Family Support and Advocacy Group (DSFSAG) also referred to as Michiana Down Syndrome is a non-for profit 501c3 organization. Our Board is 100% volunteer and we are proud to serve the St. Joseph, Marshall, LaPorte, Starke and Elkhart counties in Indiana and Cass, St. Joseph and Berrien counties in Michigan.
Not That Rare
More than one third of all Americans know someone with Down Syndrome.
As advocates we are honored to be a voice for people with Down syndrome. It is our desire to support and defend the value of their lives and to educate others on the unique needs and abilities of these extraordinary people.
The life expectancy of a person with Down Syndrome has risen from 25 years in 1983 to 60 in 2013.
Working to foster a community of acceptance and understanding while promoting inclusion, education, and opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome.
There are currently 400,000 individuals diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the United States. With the increase in life expectancy this number will only grow.
People with Down syndrome have a broad range of abilities. It is our desire to celebrate their accomplishments and foster an environment where each individual can reach their greatest potential as they seek to fulfill their aspirations.