The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, founded in January 2000, by parents of children with Down syndrome. The organization's mission is “raise awareness and provide resources, as well as promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome.”
Our association’s programs include parent and educator workshops, an annual conference, new parent visitation and support, monthly parent to parent meetings, D.A.D.S group and an intern program for college students interested in working with children with disabilities. These programs are vital to communities because they educate a wide variety of individuals about the needs of people with Down syndrome.
Meet Antonio and his sisters
"Our brother Antonio is the highlight of our family. His smile is awesome, and he loves to make everyone laugh with his many funny faces. When we call home, we can count on Antonio to lift our spirits with his simple 'Hello Riah' or 'Hello Rita.' Antonio loves watching movies and can act out most scenes after he has viewed them a couple of times. He is destined to be a star on the big screen because acting comes naturally to him. Antonio is also a great reader and enjoys playing on the Miracle League baseball team."
~ Sister Maurita (age 25), Sister Mariah (age 20)