DSANVs 2017 Buddy Walk is Open for Registration. Join us Sunday October 1st, 2017. Click here to register.
Creating the Future Conference: Building a Whole Life for Adults in the Down Syndrome Community brought to you by Northern Virginia Friends of the Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center, in conjunction with Kennedy Krieger Institute and DSANV on Saturday September 16, 2017. Click here for more information.
Join other DSANV members for Zumba, a dance fitness class taught by Speech Therapist and certified Zumba instructor Katie Egan on Thursday evenings beginning July 6. Click here to register.
Please join us for Water Mine Day at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, Virginia on Sunday, July 30th from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m Click here to register.
DSANV was originally founded as MOMS in 1972. In the early 80s, the name was changed to Parents of Down Syndrome (PODS). In 2004, we became the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV). Since then, we have grown to more than 900 members representing the thousands of individuals across Northern Virginia who have Down syndrome.
DSANV has become a trusted resource for individuals, families, friends, educators, employers, legislators, and the medical community. Our organization engages a strong board of directors and a broad base of volunteer and financial support in achieving our mission to ensure that all individuals with Down syndrome and their families receive the support necessary to participate in, contribute to and achieve fulfillment of life in their community. DSANV has a history of success in:
Helping families adjust to the birth of a child with Down syndrome;
Providing individuals with Down syndrome and their families with educational, financial, medical, legal and social support and resources;
Providing social and educational events for individuals with Down syndrome and their families to meet, interact and learn;
Increasing community awareness of the capabilities and contributions of individuals with Down syndrome;
Providing financial support to families in need with camp scholarships, conference scholarships and donations of durable medical equipment;
Partnering with local, national, and international organizations that provide services to individuals with Down syndrome.