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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
info@kcdsg.org

Our Mission

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

We invite you to explore our programs and services, review our annual report, meet our partners, enjoy our photo gallery and learn about our history.  Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM. 

 

DSG BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

JoAnn Butaud, Board President

Evans & Mullinix, PA

Tom Wagstaff, Past President
Wagstaff & Cartmell LLC

 

Travis Palangi, Vice President

Olathe School District

 

Veronica Manzano, Secretary

DEG

 

Joe Roos, Past Board President

BKD, LLP


Brian Cowley, Diversity Outreach Chair

Park University

 

Erin Hanavan, Public Awareness Chair

MarksNelson

 

Jennifer Ross, Public Education Chair

Matthew's Ministry

 

Danyel Bischof-Forsyth, Operations Chair

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Doug Crable, Board Member

TFB Group Services LLC

 

Kelly Chapman, Board Member

Shawnee Mission School District

 

Moya Peterson, Board Member
KU Medical Center

 

Are you interested in serving on the Board?  

Request a board packet.

 

Are you interested in serving on a committee? 

Download Committee Descriptions HERE.
Request more information.

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Meet the DSG Staff

 

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  Amy Allison, Executive Director

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Lindsey Lipsky, Program Coordinator

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Elaine Perilla, Event/Volunteer Coordinator

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Whitney Means, Employment Specialist

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Ronda Vlasin, Administrative Support