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,
  • social for families, such as bowling, cookouts, water events and other seasonal parties;

News & Announcements

  • GreenvilleCAN- see what it's all about!

  • 13th Annual Sprout Film Festival

    The Sprout Film Festival’s mission is to inspire audiences, promote inclusion and support transformative filmmaking as an integral part of social change.

  • 2015 Disability Advocacy Day

    Save the Date!

    Disability Advocacy Day

    March 4, 2015

    SC Statehouse

    Columbia, SC

  • Films specifically and exclusively featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    We are so pleased to announce the launching of our new Sproutflix website (www.sproutflix.org) - the only distributor of films specifically and exclusively featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    The films on Sproutflix are the perfect accompaniment for your next training course, classroom curriculum, board meeting, special event...

  • Night To Shine- Prom for Special Needs

    Night to Shine proms in up to 50 different cities across the nation. This nationwide event will take place on February 13, 2015, simultaneously at participating churches across the country. Each prom will include special elements, consisting of a red carpet entrance with paparazzi, limousine rides, hair and makeup beauty stations, shoeshines, a dance floor, food and much more.