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World Down Syndrome Day




Step Up for down syndrome walk - sun. oct. 19, 2014


The 2014 Step Up walk raised over $400,965 this year thanks to help of 341 walk teams and over 8,000 walkers.  100% of the proceeds stay in Kansas City to benefit the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City and the vital programs the DSG provides to over 1200 families, 22 hospitals, 45 school districts and countless service providers in Kansas and Missouri.  Help us reach this year's goal of $598,500!  Donations will be accepted until 12/31/2014. All donations can be mailed to: First Downs for Down Syndrome 5960 Dearborn Street Ste. 100, Mission, KS 66202.  (Please list "walk donation" in the memo line on any checks).

2014 World Down syndrome day champions




"Just Like You - DS" Film

Producer Jen Greenstreet, of Just Like You Films Inc. and the Down Syndrome Guild of KC collaborated on this project to help explain the condition and provide suggestions on how to be supportive.You can view the film, read about the cast, list a screening, or download a discussion guide at the film website www.justlikeyou-downsyndrome.org Order a copy of the DVD HERE.


Does my family member need a guardian?

TransitionAdult.jpgOne of the critical issues facing parents, siblings or other concerned family members of an adult who has Down syndrome is how to best assist and protect him or her when it comes to making legal, financial and medical decisions. View some helpful resources on this topic here.






The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them. DSG seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.

DSG invites you to learn more about Down syndrome, our programs and services and to get involved. DSG is an organization that supports self-advocates, families, educators and healthcare professionals. Be sure to review our 2013 Annual Report, Connections Newsletter and our 2012 Brochure.  We invite you to consider being a DSG volunteer by reviewing opportunities and events our current Volunteer Voice E-blast.

NDSC Convention Scholarships


The NDSC 2015 Convention is June 25-28th in Phoenix, AZ.  It  provides a wonderful opportunity for parents, young adults with Down syndrome, siblings, educators and professionals to benefit from educational sessions, social support and the latest medical/research news.  The DSG has limited scholarship funds to award to DSG member(s) to attend the NDSC Convention. The scholarship amount will be $500 per individual/family. This scholarship gift is intended to help an attendee cover some conference expenses such as registration, airfare, transportation, meals and incidentals. Scholarship recipients are responsible for making their own hotel and airline reservations and conference registrations. Scholarship funds are awarded to a family when they return from the convention.  Fill out an ONLINE Application today!

2014-2015 Seminar series


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We have a great line up of FREE SEMINARS for the upcoming school year. We are offering four topics with each presentation taking place twice.

Download the Seminar Series flier for more information and RSVP to info@kcdsg.org or 913-384-4848 to reserve your seat.

2013 Year in Review


1510 KCTE Interview with director, Amy Allison




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Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202
913-384-4848 Phone
913-384-4949 Fax

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