Welcome to Friends of Down Syndrome!5200 Mitchelldale, Suite D4, Houston, TX 77092, Phone 281-989-0345
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The Friends of Down Syndrome’s mission is to create a lifelong of education and learning opportunities for teens and adults with Down syndrome through education, socialization, and community outreach.
We envision a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to continue their education and contributions to their community, enhance their quality of life, realize their life potential, and become an accepted member of their community.
The Friends of Down Syndrome was formed in September 2013 when a group of volunteers came together and decided that they could best help those with Down syndrome if they pooled together their talents and efforts. So, they formed a legal entity that would help teens and adults with Down syndrome.
The members believe that all individuals with Down syndrome can reach a higher level of self-esteem and independence if they are given the opportunity to learn and develop far beyond the typical standard years of school. This idea and the fact that individuals with Down syndrome never stop learning is what prompted the formation of the Down Syndrome Academy. We believe that all individuals with the proper education and training can become very productive and involved members of the communities where they live and grow.
Friends of Down Syndrome
5200 Mitchelldale, Suite D4
Houston, Texas 77092
We believe that all individuals with the proper education and training can become very productive and involved members of the communities where they live and grow.Friends of Down Syndrome Founders
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Under the leadership of Ms. Vinnie Arlt, students from the Johnston Middle School’s Broadcast Journalism class scripted, filmed, interviewed our staff and students, and edited our “Welcome” video for the Down Syndrome Academy. Hope you enjoy getting to know us!
Our ProgramsT21 Social Club ~ Down Syndrome Academy ~ Resources for Caregivers ~ Cinderella Ball ~ Volunteer Opportunities
T21 offers monthly dances and various activities for teens and adults with Down syndrome.
The Down Syndrome Academy offers an academic curriculum three days a week and vocational training two days a week for persons with Down syndrome who have graduated from high school and is a lifelong education and learning program.
Last year, our Candidates raised $62,000 and the goal was $25,000. The school put those funds to very good use.
This year our Candidates’ goal was $100,000 and we reached $105,000 at the Cinderella Ball! We wish to give a resounding THANK YOU! to our candidates, their parents, families, friends, corporate donors and to our fantastic volunteers! This generous support will allow our organization to continue serving those we love so much – our sons & daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, brothers, sisters, other relatives & friends who have Down Syndrome.
Our Committees are run by our wonderful volunteers. Our Committees include Cinderella Ball, Fundraising, Housing & Building, Marketing & Communications, Membership, Resources, T21 Social Club, and Volunteer.