Mission

Our Mission is to provide information, resources, and support to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and their caregivers.

Vision

A Fulfilling Life

We are helping those with Down syndrome (our Heroes) to live their best life. The MVDSA is committed to the success of each individual's journey. Join us by engaging in an extraordinary, fulfilling experience - helping our Heroes "Live Their Best Life!" 

History

In the late 1970s, several parents of children with Down syndrome began to understand the need for a way to support one another. They joined to form a group to provide information, resources and support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. The grassroots endeavor grew as families recognized the benefits of working together towards a shared vision.

Nearly forty years later, with the help of many supporters, their unyielding vision and arduous work has taken the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association (MVDSA) from a small parent movement to nonprofit organization supporting more than 400 families in the Miami Valley of Ohio.

We invite you to connect with our supportive community, our MVDSA family, by joining us at one of our many programs or events, or by contacting our office at (937) 576-0779 or office@mvdsa.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Staff

Our Board

Emily Kocjan
  • President
Nick Borders
  • Treasurer
Lauren McCarty
  • Board Member
Jamie Ralston
  • Board Member