About Us

Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action is a nonprofit trade association serving Down syndrome associations. DSAIA represents more than 1,000 leaders in the Down syndrome community representing over 80 organizations. Our members range from brand new start-ups to 40-year veteran organizations in the United States and abroad. 

Our mission: Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action helps its members develop their organizational capacity.

Our vision: Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action envisions a future in which persons with Down syndrome have access to the resources they need to meet their potential.

  1. Our Values:
  2. We model nonprofit best practices.
  3. We are membership-driven.
  4. We encourage and practice collaboration.
  5. We value and build connections with and among members.

DSAIA's purpose continues to be to serve our affiliates through collaboration, resource sharing, and networking.  View a webinar explaining the many benefits of joining the Trade Association.  

DSAIA is the most progressive organization in the U.S. and really includes people with Down syndrome in their work. -Patricia Almeida, Movement Down, Brazil


Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action started as a conference bringing together outstanding leadership from Down syndrome organizations around the country. Learn More

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Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
5010 Fountainblue Drive
Bismarck, ND 58503



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