The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (DSAW) is an organization created for individuals and families affected by Down syndrome to offer assistance, create awareness and gain acceptance of Down syndrome throughout our communities.
Throughout the state of Wisconsin, DSAW serves more than 4,000 individuals every year. DSAW's main office is located in St. Francis, a southeastern suburb of Milwaukee county. DSAW also has several regional chapters throughout the state which are organized and run by parent volunteers - DSAW Chippewa Valley Connection, DSAW Fox Cities, DSAW Sheboygan and Surrounding Counties, DSAW Green Bay Connection, DSAW LaCrosse, and DSAW Greater Milwaukee Chapter.
Daily responsibilities are handled by Executive Director, Dawn Nuoffer, and Office Manager, Ellen Moon. Dawn has a daughter with Down syndrome and Ellen has a son with Down syndrome.
Currently, we have 13 members on the Board of Directors including one self advocate, as well as many statewide Advisory Board members. We're always looking for feedback and different ways to help, so be sure to contact us with your suggestions!