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We envision a world in which every individual with Down syndrome has the necessary tools and meaningful opportunities to be an active member of the community.

The Montana Down Syndrome Association was formed in Missoula, Montana in the spring of 2014 by families and friends of persons with Down syndrome. We recognize the need for families to get together to learn from each other and provide support. We also wanted to make sure that families know about the resources, research, and services that are available for individuals with Down syndrome.
Our mission is to honor and nurture the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome by advocating for them as well as providing educational, financial, social, and emotional support.
MTDSA is a 501(c)(3) Organization: Tax ID#: 47-1115039


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Down syndrome Associations

What is Down syndrome?

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. It occurs in 1 in every 792 live births. Individuals with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. It is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder. Down syndrome is not related to race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status. The most important fact to know about individuals with Down syndrome is that they are more like others than they are different.


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Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness

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3 weeks ago

Montana DSA

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2 months ago

Montana DSA

Prayers and love for this beautiful family’s bittersweet journey.GALA SPOTLIGHT!!

"Madelyn Joy was born on February 2nd, 2019 At 27 weeks of pregnancy. Madelyn means “wished for child” and that she was. Madelyn overcame all odds set against her, surviving the birth of her twin brother, Dylan Charles at only 18 weeks of pregnancy. From the start, Madelyn was the true testament of a warrior.

Despite being warned by Doctors that Madelyn would not do as well, being premature and having Down syndrome, she thrived. Madelyn gave us two months of milestones, growth spurts and pure JOY. Madelyn loved to be held, she liked her peace and quiet and would give the stink eye if you made too much noise, she enjoyed quiet, peaceful music, she went through more diapers than anyone we’ve ever known and she gave the nurses a run for their money wiggling and moving all over the place. More importantly, she felt the love all around her and gave even more of that love back.

Unexpectedly, after she turned two months old, Madelyn was diagnosed with a rare lung condition. Just short of 3 months old, she passed away after an amazing fight. Though her life was short she showed us all that miracles do happen and that we can NEVER predict the strength of any child based upon an extra chromosome. Madelyn is and always will be an inspiration and our greatest JOY."
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