Programs & Activities

Our Programs

Medical Community Outreach

The DSPG gives presentations at local area medical professionals on the best practices in delivering a diagnosis of Down syndrome. If you would like to schedule a presentation please contact Amy Monson at or 716-677-0604.

Parent Support Program

The Parent Support Program connects new parents with volunteers who can share their experiences and provide support. A phone call, hospital or home visit is available upon request from Barbara Wakefield at 983-2140.

Social Groups

There are several active social groups for parents with children of various ages. If you are interested in joining a social group please contact Amy Monson at or 716-677-0604.


Our Social Events

The Down Syndrome Parents Group of Western New York hosts a number of activities throughout the year. Special social gatherings are held annually to provide a fun family atmosphere for all ages to enjoy. Below, you will find a partial list of many of these events which have become a yearly tradition for many families.

Step Up for Down Syndrome
(formerly Wheels Around the Park)

SUDS is our flagship event, bringing hundreds of people together to promote Down syndrome awareness throughout our community. Each year it has grown to become more and more successful, drawing people from all over the region for a fun filled day.

Fall Dance

A great chance to get together, mingle, socialize, and of course… dance!

Holiday Party

The DSPG holiday party is always fun for the whole family… and often noted for Santa sightings.

Valentine’s Dance

A Valentine’s themed get together. Mingle, eat and dance!

Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Auction

Our very popular annual fundraiser.

And More!

For dates and times of the above, and to keep up on all of the latest events and happenings, please be sure to visit our events calendar.

Guest Speakers

DSPGWNY also hosts a number of guest speakers throughout the year whom provide insight and advice on many issues ranging from legal to medical, and more.

To view upcoming guest speaker dates, and to keep up on all of the latest events and happenings, please be sure to visit our events calendar.

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