Our mission is to provide programs and services that educate, connect, develop and advocate to improve the lives of the Down syndrome community.

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    Three main serving areas including:

    •Wichita and surrounding communities
    •Garden City and surrounding communities
    •Hutchinson and surrounding communities

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    We are proud to welcome over 20 new families annually

    •DSSW provides support and programs for infants, through adulthood
    •Families with new babies are given a special basket full of resources,
    gifts and books to assist them on their journey
    Families with older individuals are welcomed with a special book and resource cards for connections

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    We provide support and resources to ALL

    •We provide support to Spanish-speaking families regularly
    •We gladly serve individuals with Down syndrome of all ages
    •We maintain healthy relationships with area agencies who provide services outside of our scope

    We serve 300+ families in the
    lower 1/3 and western communities of Kansas

    275+ volunteers yearly

    2020 Board of Directors

    Jennifer Allen, treasurer

    Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, chtd.

    Richard Dodd

    Healthcare Service Group

    Julie Etzler, vice president

    First National Bank of Hutchinson

    Alicia Grissom

    Evergy

    Beth Hollenbeck, secretary

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    Briann Schrader

    The Phoenix • caregiver

    Alicia Simon

    Allen, Gibbs, & Houlik

    Ivory Reed

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    Denise Sawyer, president

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    A safe space highlighting capabilities
    rather than emphasizing disabilities