About the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation
Established in 1977, the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation (UDSF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that has since become Utah's largest support provider for the Down syndrome population. For the past 40 years, UDSF has had a growth mindset, meaning that it has the desire to not merely exist, but to thrive. Each year UDSF determines goals that support its mission and help not only the foundation to reach higher levels of achievement, but that will "Love. Lift. Launch" the members of its community as well.
"Providing hope to individuals, their families and community through support, education, activities, outreach and advocacy."
Provide support to new parents who receive a Down syndrome diagnosis prenatally and after birth, across the state through our New Parent Outreach Program.
Present essential educational, medical, and support resources to the Down syndrome community through UDSF's website and newsletter. Offer educational information to parents of children with Down syndrome through UDSF's New Parent Breakfast, Care Package, and Kindergarten Kickoff programs. Provide education to the peers of children with Down syndrome through UDSF's Peer Presentation Tool Kits.
Provide hope and support to families that have a child with Down syndrome through quarterly community activities throughout Utah. Offer monthly activities for adults with Down syndrome that promote connection and friendship.
Promote community outreach in every community across the state through our Community Group Program and social media platforms. Support Down syndrome research by sharing surveys with UDSF's community and writing letters of support for appropriate research grants.
Improve inclusion for children with Down syndrome in the classroom through our Peer Presentation Tool Kit Program. Increase public awareness and education in our communities by collaborating with state agencies, medical professionals, news agencies, and local universities.