The Down Syndrome Family Alliance of Greenville (DSFA) is a non-profit parent and volunteer-driven organization working to enrich the lives of people affected by Down syndrome. Down syndrome is the most frequent genetic cause of intellectual disability and associated medical problems. It occurs in one out of 691 live births, in all races and economic groups. We are the only group in Greenville where an estimated 300+ families can turn for support, guidance, and networking. The DSFA has been in existence for 16 years with a Board of Directors of 13 members. The better our group can expose, educate, and familiarize Down syndrome to the community, the brighter the future for our members! The purpose is to:

Promote awareness and acceptance in all aspects of the community,

  • hospitals
  • schools and
  • the workplace

Provide services to individuals with Down syndrome and their families,

  • connecting with new and expectant parents to supply with a new parent resource packet,
  • providing educational programs and seminars for all ages and all topics by partnering with local organizations, and
  • publishing a quarterly newsletter for news, info and upcoming events;

Offer resources online to help families discover more learning through

  • national associations,
  • research organizations,
  • regional medical clinics,
  • health issues,
  • local therapy services,
  • financial planning,
  • educational support,
  • reference materials,
  • books and more;

Sponsor social and networking events for the Down syndrome and greater Greenville community,

  • including annual Buddy Walk,
  • Spring Special Olympics
  • various fundraising events,
  • local athletic groups and camps for special needs children and adults,
  • DADS (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome) initiatives, and
  • social for families, such as bowling, cookouts, water events and other seasonal parties;