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Upcoming Events

September 14, 2023

7:00 pm EST

Linda Roan-Community Liaison @ Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

"A Mother's Perspective on Medical Research"

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September 19, 2023

7:30pm EST

Judy O'Halloran

Raising Robust Readers Presentation

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Community Connections Cookout, Information fair, and Silent Auction

Join  BDSA and the Myles Place Foundation as we host a community cookout celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Event is scheduled for October 7, 2023 at Ernie Roberts Park, in Desoto, TX. Visit our Events Page for more details. 

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Founding Fund Scholarship

In honor of our one-year founding anniversary, BDSA is proud to begin our Founding Fund Scholarship program.. Funds raised from our Founding Fund Campaign will support this program. BDSA members or local DSA's may apply for funding to host a special event/gathering specifically designed for Black individuals with Down syndrome and their families. 

Applications are open until September 15, 2023 and may be accessed by clicking the link below.

 

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Puberty Hygiene Kit Project

The Black Down Syndrome Association is dedicated to supporting the development and well-being of individuals with Down syndrome. Our recent projects include the Puberty Hygiene Kit project. The inaugural program of the BDSA, was created after seeing a need to support our young persons with Down syndrome as they navigate puberty. To date, we have served 30 young persons with Down syndrome. 

In August 2023, BDSA was honored to be a awarded an Aerie Real Foundation™ community grant which will support this program for the upcoming fiscal year.

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