Brambleton Zombie Run 5k presented by The Brambleton Town Center October 28, 2017 -- 5:30pm to 9:00pm with proceeds to benefit DSANV. Click here for info.
DSANVs 2018 Calendar now on sale! Click here to purchase.
Dancing with Martha returns Wednesday evenings beginning November 1st at 6pm. Click here to register!
DSANVs 2017 Buddy Walk is Still Open for Donations. Click here to donate!
Don't forget our Family Trip to Disney Raffle. You must be 18 to qualify. Tickets are on sale through October 30th. Click here to buy your tickets for a chance to win and you'll be supporting DSANV too!.
DSANV logo fleeces are now available for order! Perfect for the Fall weather that accompanies Down Syndrome Awareness Month, these fleeces are stylish, cozy, and support DSANV! DSANV logo fleeces will only be available for order through 29 October, so order yours today by clicking here.
The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia and Washington Speech present Wednesday Night Bingo! Adults and high school students with Down syndrome are welcome to join us on October 25th from 6pm-8pm for an evening of B-I-N-G-O! There is no charge, and pizza will be provided! . 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.