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The Utah Down Syndrome Foundation's mission is providing hope to individuals, their families, and the community through support, education, activities, outreach, and advocacy.

 


Me and You! Let's Navigate Twenty Twenty Two!


The Utah Down Syndrome Foundation's mission is providing hope to individuals, their families, and the community through support, education, activities, outreach, and advocacy. The success of UDSF comes from the "support" of its leaders, staff, board, volunteers, families, friends, and community.

We look forward to navigating 2022 with you! 


Here Comes The Sun

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what sunflowers do." Helen Keller

 


Show and Grow

UDSF families, friends, community leaders and business owners, we need you! In order for UDSF to fulfil its mission of supporting individuals with Down syndrome and their families, we need your help. Consistency is something that we want to strive for. Consistent quarterly activities, consistent teen and adult activities, consistent Mighty Step for Down Syndrome events, consistent educational programs, consistent volunteers, consistent fundraisers and donations. With your help and support we can achieve this goal of consistency. We invite you to attend our quarterly activities. Show up so we can grow up! (Just like a sunflower, upward is the direction we want to go so by showing up and as our numbers grow, we can assess the need and continue providing activities and programs for our members.) We invite you to attend an annual Mighty Steps for Down Syndrome Walk and EXTRAvaganza this year. Invite your friends and family to come too. Let them see how wonderful our Down syndrome community is and why it's important for us to gather and advocate for our children with Down syndrome. Volunteer! We always need help to make our events run effectively and smoothly. Your feedback is essential too! Let us know what UDSF can do for your family. Remind your friends and family when they're looking for a non profit to donate to, that we would love their monetary support. Ask your employer if they have a matching program where your personal donation can be matched. Host your own fundraiser where UDSF is the beneficiary. As far as supporting UDSF, the possibilities are endless. But one thing remains the same, we need you! We need each other and together we can make a difference!   




  • UDSF Community Members Served

    970

  • Volunteer Hours

    450

  • Education Class Participants

    100

  • Individuals with Down Syndrome Reached

    730

  • Students taught about Inclusion & Down Syndrome

    138

News, Educational Articles & Videos



16th Annual Cooper Bowden Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 16, 2022.


UDSF Mighty Steps For Down Syndrome Walk and EXTRAvaganza! Salt Lake Metro, October 8, 2022. Cache Valley, September 23, 2022. St. George October 22, 2022.


First Call of Hope

Receiving a Down syndrome diagnosis can be overwhelming. If you need to speak with someone immediately, someone who can relate and offer support, please call. Our number here at the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation 801-446-1994. We are just one call away and your first call of hope. Leave a message and one of our trained, new parent mentors will call you within a few hours. 


Infuse your life with joy and happiness by creating a practice of gratitude

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  • Improve your community by joining our cause. You'd be surprised at what a huge difference a little bit of your time can make.

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