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Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas (DSPNT) is the local affiliate serving the North Texas area. Its purpose is to support people with Down syndrome, their families, and caregivers in achieving the universally desired goals of self-fulfillment, pride in one’s achievements, inclusion in the community and reaching one’s full potential, through social and educational activities. 817-390-2970 |

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them. NDSC provides information, advocacy, and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, and work to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome. 800-232-NDSC (6372) | info@ndsccenter.og

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is a national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. 800-221-4602 |

Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) is a trade organization which works to support and advance the growth and service capabilities of its member local and regional Down syndrome organizations. It serves to be the conduit of value-driven training, programs, best practices and support for its members. 701-425-7129 |

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF) is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy. 303-468-6667

The International Down Syndrome Coalition (IDSC) is a valuable partner in the quest to ensure that women have access to free, accurate information about Down syndrome, so that they can provide truly informed consent when considering pregnancy-related screenings and diagnostic tests. 901-413-2047 |

The International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA) provides support, information and research to any family, individual or professional whose life has been affected by mosaic Down syndrome. 888-MDS-LINK (888-637-5465)

The National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN) is a nonprofit program that offers information, resources and support to new and expectant families within the United States, whose child has received a Down syndrome diagnosis. They counsel grieving families, educate families about Down syndrome, counsel about the parenting journey, and connect families to local supports. For families who want to make an adoption plan, they have a registry of families who are approved to adopt a child with Down syndrome.  NDSAN charges no fees for its services. Call/Text: 513-709-1751.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. 212-232-8777


A Guide on How to Get Scholarships and Grants for Students with Disabilities

The financial burdens of medical care can make it difficult for many students with disabilities to pursue higher education – a harsh reality that can lead to lifelong disadvantages.

Scholarship Guide for Students with Disabilities

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