Statewide Down Syndrome Awareness
DSAW works every day to bring awareness and acceptance to individuals with Down syndrome through several specific programs and events:
Down Syndrome Awareness Walks
The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin hosts seven Down Syndrome Awareness Walks throughout Wisconsin each year, bringing together more than 7,000 walkers, runners, rollers, strollers, donors, partners, and volunteers all for one cause: to raise awareness for full access, full acceptance, and full life in our communities. Our 2018 Walk season has passed, but you can still donate to any of our Walks here! Stay tuned for events in 2019!
Statewide Parent's First Call
Through the Parent's First Call Program, DSAW increases awareness of the value of people with Down syndrome in our lives amongst medical professionals and newly diagnosed parents. For many parents, a diagnosis can be a confusing time -- Parent's First Call offers 24/7 resources and support for parents, helping them see a full picture of what life is like raising a child with Down syndrome.
Resources & Referrals
DSAW offers gold-star resources to parents, community members, and medical professionals about Down syndrome, such as recent scholarly publications, noted news articles, and more. Stay up to date here.
DSAW creates mass communications strategies to educate the public on Down syndrome, from public service announcements to billboards.