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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.    

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Nothing Will Stand in Our Way: DSG to Host 2020 Step Up for Down Syndrome Walks

Since March, DSG has been re-thinking how to safely host our fundraising events due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing is for sure, we WILL come together—virtually, and hopefully in person—to celebrate your loved one with Down syndrome!

DSG is planning a hybrid approach to ensure everyone can be involved at their own comfort level! We will host a Virtual Walk and continue to plan for our *in-person events! *Should we need to cancel these events due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Virtual Walk will keep our community together in a fun and different way.

Navigating the Uncertainties
While we are optimistic that we will be able to gather together in-person for our Walks, we are unable to predict whether the state and local regulations will place restrictions on group events due to COVID-19.

Remaining Steadfast in Support of our Families
We want you to know how important it is for us to continue this celebration! No matter what the future holds, we are certain we will come together this fall—although it may look and feel a bit different.  Our goal is to provide the best experience possible for both types of events!

Central MO Step Up Walk: Sunday, October 11
(registration opens soon!)

KC Step Up Walk: Saturday, October 24 
REGISTER OR DONATE NOW! 

Join the Movement!

Our Mission is Growing: your past support has helped our dream to serve people with Down syndrome—of all ages—come true! As we expand with our new Lifelong Learning Campus, we will now have the space to offer services tailored to each stage of life, from birth through late adulthood.

You’ve Always Stepped Up: our mission needs your support now, more than ever! With the challenges non-profits are facing during this global pandemic, your support will have a direct impact on the people we serve now—and into the future! 

Make a Lifelong Impact: the lasting impact of your support will help us expand our services within our Lifelong Learning Campus. Soon we will have the space to host therapeutic play groups, dedicated teletherapy rooms, and so much more! We will have dedicated space for our Adult program and social enterprises, such as a coffee shop for our teens and adults to practice the skills they learn in our programs.

Corona virus response

People with Down syndrome are at a heightened risk due to age and/or compromised immune systems. DSG’s number one priority is the safety of the people we serve and our staff. Due to rising concerns related to the local and national spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, we have been closely monitoring the situation while planning for how to best keep the community we serve safe in this uncertain time.

Right now, our focus is on taking a proactive approach to protecting the health of the DSG community.
With that goal, DSG made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone multiple events and programs. 

Please read a message from our CEO dated 4/14/20 regarding DSG's plan for keeping our members safe and healthy.  


TEE Up for down syndrome golf tournament

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The 18th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Golf Classic is one of Kansas City’s most anticipated golf tournaments of the year! This tournament will be held at Shadow Glen, on Monday, September 14, 2020.  Among the 200 annual participants are community leaders and business executives taking advantage of a day of golf,  prizes, food, drinks, networking and making a difference for our mission and those we serve.  Golf team information and corporate sponsorship details are now available.  Get your team and company signed up today.   

Expanding to meet the needs of those we serve!

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In 2020, the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City (DSG) will continue to expand our services, programs—and our campus—to better serve people with Down syndrome. We are not only diversify­ing and expanding our innovative, comprehensive therapy program that serves ages 4 – 20, but also launching new programs with the goal to serve all ages, from birth to late adulthood. With the expan­sion of our services, programs and staff (we now have 11 full-time employees), we have outgrown our current space in our office at 5960 Dearborn.

In July 2019, we acquired 5916 Dearborn, the building adjacent to our office and began fundraising in support of our project. With the goal of creating a world-class, 11,000-square-foot Lifelong Learning Campus, DSG will renovate our current space and the building next door.

Our Campus will set the stage for authentic, fulfilling lives by providing opportunities for people with Down syndrome to participate in programming, receive therapy, find meaningful employ­ment, and enjoy friendships and a sense of community.

Construction is slated to begin this spring with our goal for the project to be completed by August. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting advancement that will enable us to better serve our families!  Help us dream big for the future by donating to our building fund. 

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dsg team now providing online support


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We are here to support you during this time of social distancing! Visit mykcdsg.org to start a live chat with a DSG member.

 

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Is your adult son or daughter with Down syndrome...

Living a productive adult life?
Connected to a strong social network
E
ngaged meaningfully in the community?
Continuously learning new skills?  DSG is committed to helping adults with Down syndrome achieve their full potential and is excited to introduce ACE!

Click 
here to learn more.