About Us

Thank you for your interest in the Down Syndrome Parents Group of Western New York.

The Down Syndrome Parents Group of Western New York is a 501c3 non-profit organization which was formed in October of 1979 by a group of parents whom connected through the common bond of parenting children born with Down syndrome. Having found no regional support network available at the time, and little information readily available about the genetic disorder, they decided that such an organization was greatly needed. The Down Syndrome Parents Group of Western New York filed for non for profit organization status 501-c3 in 1987.

Since its inception, the group has supported hundreds of families in and around the Western New York area while promoting awareness of Down syndrome, and acceptance of individuals born with Downs. Through a series of annual events which have become a yearly tradition for many families in the area, DSPGWNY has continually expanded awareness of Down syndrome while enriching the lives of the many people whom have taken part.

For more information regarding our organization and what we offer, please visit the links below. If you have any questions regarding DSPGWNY, or would like to speak to someone, please feel free to contact us by email or phone.


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