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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.


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Step Up For Down Syndrome

Step Up For Down Syndrome is the largest Down syndrome awareness event in Michigan and DSAWM’s biggest fundraiser. Families, friends, and the public are invited to this annual celebration and walk where we come together to support our loved ones with Down syndrome. Click here to visit the official Step Up website and register for the event.

Oh, Baby!

Oh, Baby! Families raising children with Down syndrome aged 5 and younger are invited to celebrate their beautiful new additions with DSAWM at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Summer Hours

Effective Memorial Day (May 28) through Labor Day (September 3), the DSAWM Office is open Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The office is closed on Fridays.

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