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Better Together


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Better Together


Peer Support. 

Our social groups connect individuals with Down syndrome and their families by age group. Whatever you're going through, another member has been there.

Educational Programs.

Our programs offer opportunities for people with Down syndrome to fulfill their potential as valued members of our Central Texas community. 

Resources for All.

We provide parents, family members, friends, educators, and medical professionals with relevant, up-to-date information about Down syndrome.

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Mission


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Mission


The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas is to provide education, support, and resources to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, professionals, and the community, while building public awareness and acceptance of individuals with Down syndrome.
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Celebrate


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Celebrate


Celebrate Community.

The Buddy Walk is a nationwide event, created by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995, that consists of a one-mile walk as well as a day of outdoor games and activities. It is an inspirational and educational event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome.  Our 15th Annual Buddy Walk will be held on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Together, the Texas Lassos and the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas organize the annual 3.2.1 Fun Run in an effort to increase awareness and knowledge of Down syndrome, fundraise for DSACT, and provide a fun family-friendly event for the local community.

Come on out to unwind and dine on amazing desserts, specialty drinks and great food. Enjoy spending the evening with good company, great music, dancing and prizes. Additionally, bid on and win fantastic items in our silent auction!

The DSACT 2015 “Share the Passion” Calendar makes its debut at the 9th Annual "Share the Passion" Calendar Gala. Photographer, Bill Ledbetter, captured all of the images of celebrities and individuals with Down syndrome sharing their passions together. Our goal is to raise awareness of how individuals with Down syndrome are ‘more alike than different’ than anyone else. The annual event offers a great time for the whole family, including music, dancing, and even special guest appearances for all to enjoy!

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Grow Together


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Grow Together


InkDots is a free social playgroup for children with Down syndrome between the ages of 0-6 years and their siblings. We meet one Saturday each month from 10am – noon in rotating locations.

KiDSACT is a free social playgroup for children with Down syndrome between the ages of 6-12 years and their siblings. We meet once a month at various fun locations throughout the Austin area.

Teen Group is a free social group for teens with Down syndrome between the ages of 13-20. We meet on the second Friday of each month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at a local YMCA and also coordinate activities like swimming, bowling, and going to movies.

Adult Group is a free social group for individuals with Down syndrome age 18 and up. The Adult social group meets monthly to participate in activities like going to a movie, dinner, or bowling.

In addition to the social program, DSACT is proud to offer many programs FREE of charge to our members and their siblings.