We envision a community where people with Down syndrome are valued and included throughout their lives.
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky exists to celebrate our Down syndrome community, support individuals with Down syndrome and their families in our region, and educate ourselves and others about the true joys and challenges of Down syndrome.
We support and educate families and professionals in Central and Eastern Kentucky. We do this through hosting educational conferences for parents, teachers, therapists and medical professionals; publishing a quarterly magazine that celebrates accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome and provides pertinent information for families and caregivers; presenting to school-age children on topics such as acceptance of those with Down syndrome and other disabilities; speaking to first-year medical students and therapy students, and holding at least four annual celebrations to bring together families and friends for support and advocacy. In 2015, we began a job enrichment program to teach teens and adults with Down syndrome job skills and help them secure meaningful employment so that they may be active and contributing members of their community.