Welcome to DSPGWNY!

Families. Self-advocates. Friends.

Through DSPG (Down Syndrome Parents Group), we work to raise awareness of Down syndrome while enhancing the lives of people with Down syndrome. The organization’s informational and social events provide a broad range of opportunities for families to support and encourage each other. We provide this Website as a continually expanding resource for those affected by Down syndrome in the Western New York area. Please check back often for event updates and more. And don’t forget to “Like” us on facebook, and follow us on twitter for all of the latest DSPG news and happenings!

If you would prefer to mail your donation, please make a check out to “DSPG” and send to 547 Englewood Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14223. Thank you for your support!

Step Up for Down Syndrome 2023

Step Up For Down Syndrome 2023

DSPG of WNY Merchandise

Step Up for Down Syndrome Yard Sign

Only $10!

Signs are 24″ x 18″.

For more information, contact Gretchen at gretchen.w@dspgwny.org or click the button below to purchase:

DSPG Events

  • DSPG News…

  • Eric Hetzelt Memorial Scholarship Winner

    We proudly announce our 2023 winners of the Eric Hetzelt Memorial Scholarship, Jamie Marchewka and Lyssa Wexler.

    The DSPG is providing college scholarships to deserving high schoolers who have volunteered with us for at least 4 years. Please email dspg@dspgwny.org with questions or to receive a copy of the qualifications for the 2022-2023 school year.  Applications for the fall of 2024 are due on June 1, 2024.  We welcome our loved ones with Down syndrome to volunteer at any events.


    Congratulations Jamie and Lyssa!  Thank you for all your volunteer work!