Why Walk

At the Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH), our mission is to provide health, education and advocacy resources to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and their communities.

We envision a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become accepted as a wonderfully normal part of a very diverse community. Each year, DSAH continues to promote awareness through community outreach programs, support meetings, educational conferences, and social events for the DS community. We have been a part of the Houston community for 50 years and have assisted thousands of families by offering support to new parents of babies with DS, assisting parents with challenges related to medical, therapeutic and educational issues, and working with educators and medical professionals. DSAH is committed to improving the lives and opportunities afforded to all persons with Down syndrome.

DSAH reached significant milestones in 2007, when we partnered with Texas Children’s Hospital to open The Down Syndrome Clinic, a facility aimed at ensuring that all children with DS are receiving the proper medical care and the necessary therapies. At about the same time, we also opened the Down Syndrome Resource Center with the goal of continuing to expand our programs and resources to our members and

DSAH currently serves over 3,500 families and we are proud to say our membership continues to grow. Of course, we couldn’t celebrate the growth and inclusion without YOU! We hope you can support our Houston Buddy Walk so we can continue to make strides for people with DS!