A Message From Our President
The Down Syndrome Association for Families (DSAF) formed in 1995 as a way for parents to network and share the accomplishments and challenges of our children. Many families who have or are expecting a child with Down syndrome don’t always have great support or know much information about Down syndrome. The DSAF can give them a view of what a blessing their child will be in their lives.
In 2002, the DSAF hosted the first "Buddy Walk" to bring about awareness and serve as our one annual fundraiser. In 2010, we joined with other Down syndrome affiliate groups across the country to rebrand our annual walk. The Capital City Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk is our redirected effort to include Down syndrome in the event name, along with creating a positive call to action for the entire community and state. It is the same event in every other way.
Thanks to the walk, the DSAF has grown in what it can provide to Lincoln and beyond. You can see all the details in our first Annual Report entitled: Highlighting Accomplishments & Raising the Bar, mailed to our membership in May and now available on the website. Please browse our site, utilize our resources, read our E-mail blasts, like our Facebook page, watch our Stars video, and engage in our expanding array of events. We continue our goal of moving the DSAF to become a state-wide organization. Don't forget to register and pledge online soon for the Step Up Walk!