Welcome to Sharing Down Syndrome AZ

Our mission is to champion and celebrate ALL people who have Down syndrome throughout the lifespan. We support families in their care and advocacy efforts for the people in their lives with Down syndrome.

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Support for parents with children with Down Syndrome

About Down Syndrome

As Gina Johnson (Founder & Director) tells most parents she meets, “Children with Down syndrome are some of the sweetest babies on the face of the earth; they bring goodness to our world as they teach us about true, unconditional love.” 

Down Syndrome is the most common genetic birth condition occurring 1 in approximately every 691 births. The unique triplication of the 21st chromosome can cause babies born with Down syndrome to have some medical challenges.  Down syndrome comes in three forms and can differentiate the structure of the chromosomes.  Some are born with Mosaic or Translocation forms of Down syndrome.  

However, with proper medical attention, therapies and family and community support, the future of people with Down syndrome in the United States has dramatically improved over the last decades. 

What Families Are Saying:

K. Book

Sharing Down Syndrome has been so great to my family! We had a nice in home visit after my daughter was born and came home from the NICU.
We were also able to enjoy the Sharing Down syndrome Christmas event in 2019 when my daughter was young. We really enjoy the events and the care that goes into planning them. We can’t wait to partake in more events in the future.
We are super thankful to be part of the sharing Down syndrome community! Thanks for all you do for our community!

L. Ferron

We have attended xmas parties and walks and our sons LOVES it all. Sharing Down Syndrome AZ makes us feel like we are not alone and makes sure our kids get the inclusion they deserve, along with making sure they get the services they also deserve. Thanks for all you do Sharing Down Syndrome of AZ, we love you!!

Events

April 2024
20 Apr

2024 Sharing Walk For Down Syndrome

Saturday
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See the professional photos from our 23rd Sharing Walk by Save This Memory Photography and Videography

On The Blog

From My Heart to Yours, Love, David’s Mom | September 2023

From My Heart to Yours, Love, David’s Mom | September 2023

Say hello to my friend, Tyler! My Dearest Sharing Families, I don’t feel old, but when I look at these pictures, I must confess I may have changed a bit from the day I met Tyler 18 years ago or when I started this nonprofit over 33 years ago. This past June, when I...

From My Heart to Yours,  Love, David’s Mom | August 2023

From My Heart to Yours, Love, David’s Mom | August 2023

“True friendship begins when one person looks to another and says, “What? You too?!” ~ C.S. Lewis Dearest Beloved Friends,  Nearly 39 years ago when I was trained by Betsy  Trombino and Kathy Pastores to serve as a “Pilot  Parent” (Now called Raising Special Kids) we...

From My Heart to Yours, Love, David’s Mom | July 2023

From My Heart to Yours, Love, David’s Mom | July 2023

“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Dearest Beloved Friends, Ever since I joined my church, 49 years ago, our President, Spencer W. Kimball, encouraged us to keep journals. He said not just to write as if life is perfect, but that we should tell of the joys and the...

Our Supporters

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. EIN: 86-0822557.

Our Arizona State Tax Qualifying Charitable Organization and our QCO Code is 20543.

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona is a registered Amazon Smile Charity and part of the Fry's Community Rewards Program.

Receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit when you to direct a portion of your state tax dollars to support Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona.  This incentive is at no cost to you. 1. Donate up to $800 (up to $400 if filing single) to Sharing Down Syndrome AZ and receive a credit on your taxes for the full amount of your donation.

2. Provide your donation receipt and our QCO code 20543 to your tax preparer.

**For more information on the AZ Charitable Giving Tax Credit visit AZDOR.gov.

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