Monday, October 10, 2016

October is Down syndrome Awareness Month

Down syndrome occurs in one out of every 691 babies born. When a parent learns that their baby is going to be born with Down syndrome or has been born with Down syndrome, they may and do often feel anger, despair, guilt, shame, rejection of their baby, depression, helplessness or they may feel happy, loving and accepting. No matter what a parent feels once learning of the diagnosis, every parent wants more information. Down Syndrome Indiana provides comprehensive New Parent Packets and a robust support network for parents that have a newborn with Down syndrome or have just learned of the diagnosis before their child is born.

If you are a service provider or a parent and would like to request a New Parent Packet, please visit: A Spanish version of the packet is also available.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Buddy Walk: Saturday, October 8th

Buddy Walk® Tools

The Buddy Walk® website has lots of great tools and resources.  Most can be found under the Event Information tab.  Click here and navigate to the Event Information at the top to find fundraising ideas, social media tools, team incentives and much more!

Awareness Challenge – help us spread the word about Buddy Walk® in the community and get rewarded!  Post a Buddy Walk® postcard or poster in the community, send a picture to and receive a $5 treat card!

Promotional Materials - DSI has lots of Buddy Walk® promotional materials to help your team.  We have donation cans, yard signs, car cling’s, posters and post cards.  Stop by the DSI office or contact Cathy at cathy@dsindiana to schedule a time to receive your materials.

Digital Downloads

We have lots of new and exciting tools for you to use this year!  Click here and navigate to the Event Information at the top to find fundraising ideas, social media tools, sample media submissions we would love you to use, team incentives and much more!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Save the Date – 10th Annual Open House, Fly-In and Indy Air Race benefitting Down Syndrome Indiana

10th Annual Open House, Fly-In & Indy Air Race
Saturday, August 6, 2016
7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Indianapolis Executive Airport
11329 East State Road 32, Zionsville

Check out all the day’s activities at!

Monday, June 13, 2016

DSI Summer Picnic: July 16th

Join us at the Down Syndrome Indiana Summer Picnic for a fun-filled afternoon of fairies, pirates, mermaids and lost boys.

Saturday, July 16th

11AM to 2PM

Southeastway Park

5624 S Carroll Road

New Palestine, IN 46163

(Shelter # 3)

Featuring delicious gluten-free food, face painting, buried treasure, and happy thoughts...

... all you need is faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust!

Please RSVP to or call 317-925-7617 if you and your loved ones plan to attend. More info at:

This event is provided with no cost to our families, though we do accept donations of office supplies. US postage stamps and white copy paper are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Calling all D.A.D.S.!

Join the DSI D.A.D.S. Group on Friday, June 10th at Eagle Creek Golf Course.  D.A.D.S. leader Mike Byron says, “The DADS golf outing is a great mix of people who come together to celebrate and support a worthy cause, to enrich the lives of the families and individuals with Down syndrome.  It’s always a great day filled with golf, support and camaraderie.”

Thank you to this year’s outing sponsors, check out the list of sponsors and register to play in this year’s outing

Raffle Tickets!  Don’t miss out on a chance to win a Flat Screen Television.  Raffle tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50 or 7 for $100.  Contact Down Syndrome Indiana today at 317.925.7617 to purchase your raffle tickets!

Proceeds from the event go to cover DSI D.A.D.S. activities like the monthly meetings, Lifetime Fitness Open gyms, the DADS Christmas party at Recreation Unlimited and a night at the Indian’s game. DSI D.A.D.S. also donates $10,000 to the Riley Children’s Foundation in support of Camp Hi-Lite, a week long summer camp for individuals with Down syndrome. None of this would be possible without community support for the DSI D.A.D.S. golf outing. 574 were impacted by DSI D.A.D.S. and their mission in 2015.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

DSI Annual Conference: Beyond Limits May 13th and 14th

This conference will feature national and local speakers who are outstanding in their field. This unique opportunity will allow parents, professionals, individuals with Down syndrome and students to receive accurate and up to date information about best practices in the field of Down syndrome. Click here to download the brochure.

Topics will include:

-         Gross Motor Skills for Children with Down syndrome featuring Pat Winders;

-         The ABLE Act featuring Heather Sachs from the National Down Syndrome Society;  

-         Down Syndrome and Behavioral Changes with Aging – Dementia and other Conditions;

-         Puberty;

-         Advocacy;

-         Transition;

-         And more!

Interested in exhibiting? Please download an Exhibitor Packet here.

Scholarships are available through Consumer Investment Funding from the Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities! Please email for more information on receiving a scholarship to cover the registration fee.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Ask an Advocate featuring Mary Delaney

              April 13, 2016


              Sol Center, 708 E Michigan Street, Indy.

              RSVP to:

Do you have questions about what to expect at your child's IEP? Should you bring an advocate to your child's IEP or not? Is there a difference between public and private school as far as the law is concerned? Do you have a child beginning kindergarten in the Fall and don't know what to expect? Come join us for an evening of questions and answers with DSI founder and passionate advocate, Mary Delaney. Feel free to bring your most pressing questions about education and your child. You can have them answered in a comfortable and informal atmosphere.