Member Spotlight

DSAIA members share a common goal--to provide the services and supports needed in their communities so that individuals with Down syndrome can be successful.  How they accomplish that goal varies widely and our member associations are very different. We are proud to introduce you to one of our members who took all the challenges 2020 brought and pivoted successfully to support families in their area.


Designer Genes of North Dakota, Inc.


Designer Genes is located in the Bismarck-Mandan area of North Dakota and they serve more than 300 families statewide.  They typically offer local face-to-face activities, member support, virtual opportunities and the benefit of advocacy to families across the state of North Dakota and to some of the border areas.  In 2020, they moved their Walk for Down Syndrome to a virtual event and far exceeded the number of individuals registered in any previous year.  Plus, they were able to meet their fundraising goal!  Success! 

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