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.
In 1984, a group of parents whose children had Down syndrome formed the DSG. They envisioned an organized network of resources. This vision has taken the DSG from an emerging grass roots parent movement to a premier nonprofit organization focused on advancements in education, inclusion and acceptance of people with Down syndrome.
DSG currently serves 37 counties in Kansas and Missouri. We provide support to over 1600 individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them.
The Goals of DSG are:
• provide support and resources
• encourage active participation in the community
• foster positive attitudes
• help individuals with Down syndrome reach their full potential
DSG BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jo Ann Butaud, Board President
Tom Wagstaff, Past Board President
Wagstaff & Cartmell LLC
Joe Roos, Past Board President
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Meet the DSG Staff
Jason Drummond, Chief Executive Officer
Amy Allison, Executive Director
Amy Stoll, Executive Director
JP Deckert, Program Director
Shandra Yost- Soltani, Program Coordinator
Julie Brickey, Program Coordinator
Elaine Perilla, Event/Volunteer Coordinator
Tiffany Way, Event Coordinator
Ronda Vlasin, Administrative Support