DSAF is proud to participant in GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY (click here to learn more). Donations made now, through 11:59 p.m. May 31, 2018, will be directed to the G2LD page, in order to be eligible for G2LD matching gifts. Thank you! 

The Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska is committed to providing support and a positive vision for the future for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, friends, educators, and professionals who share in their lives. Our efforts include:

Family and Age-based Networking

  • Hosts educational meetings and parent coffees
  • Publishes a local monthly newsletter
  • Hosts recreational activities for families
  • Provides scholarships for parents attending regional and national conferences regarding Down syndrome
  • Lil’ Stars Activities (4 times per year): provides social events especially for our member families with children ages 0-5 (ex. Playtime at the Ager Play Center)
  • Super Stars Activities (4 times per year): provides meaningful social events for school-aged children - focusing on fostering peer relationships for the individual with Down syndrome

New Parent Support

  • Creates and distributes "Brand New Day" New Parent Packets for all Lincoln hospitals and doctors offices with an included fantastic resource book, plus a pending updated virtual copy for distribution across the state
  • Acts as a contact for Nebraska with the National Down Syndrome Society and the National Down Syndrome Congress
  • Coordinates networking of members and new families as requested
  • Works to link families who have children with Down syndrome across the state

Medical Outreach

  • Played key role in passing LB891-Down Syndrome Diagnosis Information and Support Act, then collaborated to provide content which Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services now offers statewide

  • Outreach visits to OB-GYN, Perinatal, Maternal-Fetal Practices; Labor and Delivery and NICU Departments; and Pediatric Practices throughout Lincoln and the surrounding communities

  • Presentation to Medical Resident Program

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

  • Resources on diagnosis of Down syndrome

Community Benefits

  • Hosts Walk to fund raise and promote awareness.

  • Donates numerous books to the Lincoln City Libraries & the Lincoln Public Schools, which provide accurate and positive information regarding Down syndrome
  • Provides parent speakers to various classes and events held throughout Lincoln
  • Provides a forum for educational speakers on issues regarding Down syndrome including Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Speech & Language Pathologists, Dietitians, and representatives from state governmental agencies
  • Donates to organizations providing benefits to individuals with Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska

 a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 57362 

Lincoln, NE 68505

Phone: 402.421.1338

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