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Nolan, age 2

Nolan loves learning sign language! At two and a half, he has over 130 signs in his signing vocabulary.

Pearl, age 3

William, age 8 months

Before Will was born, there was an overwhelming sense that someone was missing in our family. He has made us whole, and brought us more joy than we ever imagined.

Isla, age 1

Legend, age 9 months

Legend loves to give kisses. He sometimes gives them unexpectedly and laughs while he waits for a reaction.


The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan strives to create communities that embrace Down syndrome, empower individuals and promote opportunities for meaningful lives.


La misión de la Asociación es ser una organización de recursos y apoyo que promueve la conciencia pública y apoya oportunidades para individuos con el síndrome de Down y sus familias por todas sus vidas.

Para información en español, haga clic aquí.



DSAWM Summer Office Hours
DSAWM office will be open Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm.   September 6th we will resume regular office hours: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm.

Get Ready to Step Up!
Step Up for Down Syndrome registration is now open!  Click here to get started.

ABLE Documentary
DSAWM has produced a short documentary that highlights the ability of individuals with Down syndrome to lead happy, fulfilling lives as active members of our community.

2015 Annual Report
The DSAWM 2015 Annual Report is now available.  Click here to learn about our impact.