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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

  • Outreach to twenty 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


DSA shall make available its services to individuals with Down syndrome and their families without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, leave status, military status, results of genetic testing, and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.