About Us

We are dedicated to helping people with Down syndrome lead wonderful lives, filled with empowerment, love and hope.

Gina and her beloved son, David – the inspiration for our organization.

We advocate for people with Down syndrome and support families in their journey to provide the most fulfilling lives for their children. We serve people with Down syndrome across the lifespan – from birth through adulthood.

Our Executive Director, Gina Johnson, founded our organization over thirty (30) years ago with five (5) families.  Now, we have touched the lives of thousands through our programs and annual events.

We are a support organization first and foremost.

Our services are FREE to families and we receive donations from grants and sponsors to fund what we do.

2021 Board of Directors

  • Gina Barreras
  • Chris Claridge
  • Naji Haddad
  • Kevin Huff
  • Curt Johnson
  • Gina Johnson
  • Seth Johnson
  • Leon Ricks
  • Shannon Ringenbach

2021 Advisory Board

  • Dave Case
  • Adam Dixon
  • Lynn Ferron
  • Andrea Friedman
  • Josiah Friedman
  • Keith Killourie
  • Nick Kowalski
  • Sheri Reed
  • Sylvia Ricks
  • Barb Wilkins

We Need Your Support!

Make a tax-deductible donation to support the programs and services we provide.

Our EIN number is 86-0822557