The West Texas Down Syndrome Association’s purpose is to serve people with Down Syndrome and their families through education, support, and social events.
The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome
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We are the West Texas Down Syndrome Association (West Texas DSA), a non-profit organization. We are a group of families who meet monthly to discuss the needs of our children with Down Syndrome. We talk about medical issues, schools, and therapies. We also discuss what our children have been doing and all the new things they have been learining. In addition, we meet for Fun Days. Our families go bowling, swimming, to gymnastics, and other places around the San Angelo area. During the even-numbered months of the year, we meet formally, and on the odd-numbered months we meet for Fun Days.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) established the Buddy Walk® in 1995 to promote awareness and acceptance of individuals with Down Syndrome. The West Texas DSA started the Buddy Walk® in San Angelo in 2012. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year. With the funds, we are able to provide educational parent workshops pretaining to Down Syndrome, meals and childcare at our meetings, and provide Fun Day events at no cost to famiies of children with Down Syndrome.
We are West Texas DSA by name, but we are a family.
We are a family who have children with Down syndrome, and we would not have it any other way!