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The Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands is committed to connecting those touched by Down syndrome through education, advocacy and support. Our efforts include:

Parent Outreach

  • Newborn Gifts & Parents Guides

  • New Parent Connection Events

  • Moms, D.A.D.S. & Grandparents groups

  • Social events to promote a sense of community

Education Advocacy

  • Down Syndrome Education Series that brings national experts in the fields of Down syndrome education, research, and health care to address Omaha families

  • Self Advocate Scholarship Program

  • Family Stipends for Conferences

  • Down Syndrome Specialist Program in 20 local school districts

  • Events to raise awareness and promote inclusion

Medical Outreach

  • Presentations to OB-GYN, Perinatal, Maternal-Fetal Practices; Labor and Delivery and NICU Departments; Social Workers, Nursing Organizations, and Pediatric Practices

  • Presentations to Metro Hospital Grand Rounds

  • Engagement of nationally reknowned genetisists and researchers for presentations to local health care providers

  • Support materials for MDs, RNs, and prenatally-diagnosed parents

  • Resources on diagnosis of Down syndrome