Austin _v2Every day is a perfect day to educate others on what Down syndrome is and how loving a person with Down syndrome has positively impacted your life!  Advocacy is a mission cornerstone of the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio – to empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families to bring greater resources and supports for themselves and our entire community.

We invite you to

  • Schedule a school session with our informative Education Director. We offer a DS101 program for educators and Peer Presentations for students. All are free.  
  • Walk with over 4,000 participants in celebration of people with Down syndrome at the NEO Buddy Walk each year
  • Spread the Word to End the Word
  • Share the Preferred Language Guide with family, co-workers and friends
  • Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 (3/21) every year
  • Advocate for your loved one with Down syndrome during October, which is Down Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Join us as we celebrate Cleveland Down Syndrome Day annually on October 12th