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About Us

The Black Down Syndrome Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing Black families with the resources and support they need for their loved ones with Down Syndrome.


Founded in 2022 by two Black mothers who have Black sons with Down Syndrome, the organization works to create a culturally competent, safe space for Black families and their loved ones with Down Syndrome.

At the Black Down Syndrome Association, we strive to create a community of support and understanding and to provide a platform for Black families to share their stories, experiences, and needs. We are committed to advocating for the rights of Black persons with Down Syndrome and to ensure that they are given the same opportunities and respect as everyone else.


The mission of the Black Down Syndrome Association (BDSA) is to connect Black families in the Down Syndrome community with resources to improve their lives in a more meaningful way by addressing the many inequalities present that increase barriers to access, support, and education. We strive to fill the gap for the families we serve. 


It is incredible how one small idea can grow into something truly special. The Black Down Syndrome Association is rooted in the belief that we all have an inherent responsibility to make a meaningful difference in our community. With a variety of active projects on the horizon, we strive to harness our skills and resources to successfully achieve our goals. As the late Whitney Houston sung, "we believe the children are our future" and BDSA is committed to ensuring the future of Black people with Down Syndrome have the access, information, and resources to live a fulfilling life. 

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