The DSAGC is a 501C-3 non-profit organization established in 1981 with a history of responding to the changing needs of individuals with Down syndrome.
The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati is to empower individuals, educate families, enhance communities and together, celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome.
A community that embraces, supports and inspires individuals with Down syndrome to live healthy, self-determined and fulfilling lives.
Our Core Values
We are TRUSTWORTHY in our daily responsibilities and commitment to others.
We use EMPATHY in our interactions and RESPECT toward others in all that we do.
We carry out our responsibilities with the utmost INTEGRITY.
We COLLABORATE with and rely on our community partners.
We are INNOVATIVE and seek opportunities to be original and creative.
We are INVESTED, devoting our time, effort and energy to our mission.
Who We Serve
The DSAGC serves southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana including Hamilton, Butler, Brown, Clermont, Warren, Highland, Clinton, Adams, Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Dearborn counties. Our constituency is composed of 1,400 individuals with Down syndrome of all ages, 3,000 family members and over 300 local professionals.
What We Believe
We believe that knowledge empowers. By providing families with support, inspiration and information, we help individuals with Down syndrome achieve their maximum potential. We believe in inclusion. Including individuals with Down syndrome in neighborhood schools, community activities and the business world benefits both the individual and their respective communities.
The DSAGC is funded primarily through our special events, such as the Buddy Walk. Other sources of revenue include donations and foundation support. The DSAGC is self-sustaining. We are not affiliated with United Way or any other funding source. The funds we raise remain in our local community.