Our Mission

To ensure individuals with Down syndrome in Massachusetts are valued, included, and given the opportunities to pursue fulfilling lives by providing information, networking opportunities, and advocacy for people with Down syndrome and their families, educators, health care professionals, and the community-at-large.

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Our Programs

MDSC offers a wide-range of programs that serve and improve the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families throughout the state.

Our Resource Library

Browse our comprehensive, complimentary database of Down syndrome resources throughout the lifespan on a range of topics for families, self advocates, educators, healthcare professionals, researchers and others in Massachusetts and beyond

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I’m raising a child with Down syndrome on my own, and to have somebody to go to when you’re struggling is the most comforting thing in the entire world.
KERRY GENDRON, BURLINGTON
Mom to Mary Elizabeth, 10th grade

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Get Involved

Whatever your interest in or relationship with the Down syndrome community, MDSC offers many ways to get involved and stay engaged.

Our Centers of Excellence

There is no more effective way to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome than through public policy. See our Action Alerts to make a difference now!

First-of-its-kind, comprehensive, full-service center that serves expectant parents and medical providers as well as Down syndrome organization leaders and parent volunteers.

Tools, training, and adapted curricular materials for parents and educators, grounded in best practices for teaching students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

MDSC's employment initiative, which helps prepare qualified candidates with Down syndrome for the workforce and partners with employers to build inclusive hiring programs.