Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan
To provide support and encouragement to individuals with Down syndrome and their families through emotional support and by providing opportunities for all individuals and families to reach their highest potential and quality of life.
To establish networks for the receiving, processing, storing, and disseminating all available information relevant to Down syndrome with the goal of making this information readily available to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, members of the DSAWM, medical professionals, legislators, school administrators, and anyone else with the desire or directive to carry out activities directed at improving the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome.
To advocate for individuals with Down syndrome and their families in the area of legislation and all other areas pertaining to opportunities for fulfillment and attainment of the highest quality of life.
To generate public awareness of individuals with Down syndrome and their special needs and abilities, as well as the needs of families and caregivers for whom Down syndrome is a part of their everyday existence.
To provide unique social opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers to come together and enjoy the best that life has to offer.