Vision - Mission - Service

Our Vision

Effective education and community inclusion for people with Down syndrome.

Our Mission

To serve people with Down syndrome by developing educational, social and support programs delivered in partnership with individuals, families, professionals and communities.

Our Core Competencies

Programming - DSF is a leader in the development of educational programming for students with Down syndrome. DSF's program goals are to improve academic and social outcomes and maximize independence in adulthood.  

Education - Through its programs, DSF shares strategies, resources and activities with parents, students, educators and other Down syndrome groups through face-to-face, online and partnership models.

Collaborating - DSF partners with researchers, educators, Down syndrome groups, and members of its community to increase the scope and impact of its work. 

Our Non-Profit Status

DSF is a non-profit organization exempt from federal and state income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and Section 23701(d) of the California Revenue and Taxation Code. DSF was formed on February 11, 2001.

IRS Determination Letter