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Who We Are

Mission & History


The Mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh is to enrich the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, their families and communities in which they live. We accomplish this through communication, education, advocacy, fellowship and support for our community members’ well-being through our longstanding alliance with the Pediatric and Adult Down Syndrome Centers of Western PA.


​Our Vision is a community in which all of its citizens appreciate and benefit from the diversity of the people who live there, including those with Down syndrome. A place where we are all accepted and valued for our unique abilities and contributions and are guaranteed the opportunity and choice to create our own pathways to our definition of a successful life.