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

serving a diverse community

  • Wichita and surrounding communities
  • Garden City and surrounding communities
  • Hutchinson and surrounding communities
  • Serving cultural groups to eliminate barriers and increase awareness and access to resources, including Spanish-speaking families and African-American families

the starting point

  • New families are welcomed through partnerships with local hospitals, agencies and personal connections
  • Families with new babies are given a welcome basket full of resources, gifts and books to assist them on the start of their journey
  • Families with older individuals are welcomed with a special book and resource cards for connections support and resources for all

extended support and resources

  • DSSW provides support and programs for infants, through adulthood
  • DSSW maintains healthy relationships with area agencies who provide services outside of our scope. No age is excluded
  • Families can connect with DSSW at any point in their loved one’s life

A safe space highlighting capabilities
rather than emphasizing disabilities.

We serve 370+ families in the
lower 1/3 and western communities of Kansas

275+ volunteers yearly