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.. DSAW Lacrosse Chapter


The Down Syndrome Association of WI – Children of the Heart – Greater La Crosse Area is proud to serve as a resource to families in La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, Juneau, and Adams Counties in Wisconsin. Due to our close proximity to our neighboring states, we also provide resources to families in Southeast Minnesota and Northeast Iowa.

Our vision is that we all understand the value of those with Down syndrome in our lives and our communities. We continually strive toward full acceptance, full access, full life and full potential.

DSAW-COTH-GLA is here to support families, not judge. We support and advocate for children and adults in a wide age range. We are respectful of the choices families are making based on the phase of life they are currently in.

DSAW-COTH-GLA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization under the umbrella of Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin. Donations are tax-deductable and will be used in the greater LaCrosse area.

The mission at the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (DSAW) is to provide support to families and individuals with Down syndrome through education, information, programs, services, and the exchange of ideas and experiences.

This is done through:

  • Medical Outreach
  • Fraternal and Advocacy Support Programs
  • DSAW-Family Services
  • Parent's First Call
  • School Peer Sensitivity Training
  • Ongoing Parental Support & Programming from Birth to Adulthood
  • Grants & Scholarships for Member Families
  • And more!


















September 19, 2015


Onalaska Omni Center
255 Riders Club Road

Please join us and help raise awareness of individuals with Down Syndrome at the 13th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk. 

WALK UPDATE: The Pre-Walk party that was scheduled for August 20th has been cancelled. Please bring your registration forms on the day of the walk or mail them to the address below. Thank you!!

Please mail registration forms to: 
P.O. Box 796 
Onalaska, WI 54650

Event Details 

10:00 a.m. Registration 
11:00 a.m. Walk 

  • West Salem adult Jazz Band
  • The Magic of Isaiah
  • Big E 
  • Northern Lights Facepainting
  • Vendors
  • Raffles
  • Food and T-shirts available for purchase

Link to Qgiv website:

Meet our Walk Royalty! 

Jay & Heather 

Jay is a fun loving guy. He enjoys his family and his full time job through Riverfront. He loves anything that has to do with Harley Davidson (hence his nickname "Harley Davis") & World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He would be glad to sit down with you and have a "cuppa cuppa" (cup of coffee).

Heather enjoys bowling and swimming with Special Olympics where she has earned many gold and silver medals. She has held the same job for 19 years. She loves her sister, neice, boyfriend and helping people! Heather is kind and caring and calls her mom, her Angel.

The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin - Lacrosse chapter is a local resource for people with Down syndrome and other developmental challenges, their families and others that support them. We are committed to providing support and information in the hope of cultivating awareness, respect and opportunity for those in our community touched by Down syndrome. Your support for the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin - Lacrosse chapter is very much appreciated.

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