Throughout the state of Wisconsin, DSAW consists of more than 1500 members. In December, 2009 DSAW moved from the location we've occupied since 2001 to the Marian Center for Non-Profits located in St. Francis on Milwaukee's southeast side on beautiful Lake Michigan. Daily responsibilities are handled by our Executive Director, Ron Malloy and part time Office Manager, Ellen Moon. Both Ron and Ellen have children with Down syndrome.
Currently, we have nine members on the Board of Directors as well as thirty eight statewide Advisory Board members. We're always looking for feedback and different ways to help, so be sure to contact us!
Our mission at the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (DSAW) is simple. We are here to provide support to families and individuals with Down syndrome through education, information, and the exchange of ideas and experiences.
We do that via:
- Our website,www.dsaw.org
- A quarterly newsletter to our members
- New-parent information packets at hospitals and clinics throughout Wisconsin
- Family matching services
- Community education for members and health professionals
- Special events that bring families and individuals together
The vision of DSAW is that we all understand the value of those with Down syndrome in our lives and our communities. We will continue to strive toward full acceptance, full access, full life and full potential.
As a policy, DSAW does not endorse any medical, therapeutic or special education alternatives. We are primarily a volunteer organization that wishes to create an optimistic outlook about Down syndrome for our families and others. The purpose of this website is provide our members and the general community an educational background about and a source of information on issues related to Down syndrome.