Mission, Vision & History

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (DSAGC) partners with families and others to create an environment in which individuals with Down syndrome are welcomed with fairness, enthusiasm, and encouragement in the community. We embrace inclusion at all levels of community life: schools, workplace, neighborhoods and churches. We believe that diversity should be embraced, not merely tolerated, because the entire community benefits when individuals with differences are valued.

Our History
These are just some of the highlights from our history timeline.

1981 - Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati is founded by parents
1983 - DSAGC receives 501(c)(3) status
1988 - DSAGC hosted the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention 
1990 - Ds Press is published 
1995 - Jane Page-Steiner is named Executive Director
1996 - First Golf Tournament is held - raised $34,000
1998 - www.dsagc.com is created
2002 - First Annual Buddy Walk takes place at Newport on the Levee
2004 - Relocated office to 644 Linn Street Cincinnati, OH
2007 - DSAGC reveals new branding 
2011 - DSAGC celebrates 30 year anniversary
2012 - Jim Hudson is named Executive Director
2014 - DSAGC launches new website 
2014 - Relocated office to 4623 Wesley Avenue Cincinnati, OH