About Us


DSAIA is an effective trade association and serves it membership well because of its membership. Along with the resource sharing aspect of the association, its members are fully involved in the programming and services that we offer.

Our committees are filled with DS group leaders and industry professionals that work to bring the absolute best resources and services to our membership. We are always looking for new additions to our committees. Review the opportunities below for more information.


Our Board of Directors craft and execute the vision of Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action. They are professionals who believe in the organization and provide their knowledge and skills to further the mission of DSAIA. Candidates are elected at the annual leadership conference, but must be nominated by an organization member in good standing. Often, we are in search of a candidate to fill an unexpired term immediately. If you are interested in board service, contact DSAIA at info@dsaia.org for more information or complete the Board Application. For more information, click here.


At DSAIA, we know that we are stronger as a community when we are growing and serving our membership effectively. The Membership Committee works on both recruitment and retention by staying in touch with our current members as well as communicating with nonmembers. We value the opinions of every Down syndrome association leader in the community and this committee works to build a stronger DS community by way of a strong DSAIA.


The Conference Team works to bring an incredible learning and networking opportunity to the Down syndrome leadership community.  There are many ways to volunteer for the conference - from year-long planning to a few hours of service at the event. What fits your schedule?  What skills do you have to share with this awesome hard-working team? 

If you are interested in volunteering year-round on the planning committee, please contact us.


DSAIA provides online training, leadership networking opportunities and an accreditation program to our membership at no charge. Bringing in knowledgeable speakers and interesting topics is made easier with the help of our community. Get involved in the planning process by volunteering for the Online TrainingLeaders' CirclesAccreditation or Affiliates in Excellence work groups.


The Member Services Committee consists of a few work groups that focus on different services for our members. The Member Rewards Team works on finding and securing brokered discounts for our members. The Resource Library Team evaluates and populates our online library with useful resources for our members. Along with these work groups, we also have opportunities that open from time to time for limited projects.


Are you a senior interested in volunteering?  It's beneficial to your health!  Read more.

We are incredibly proud of our growth and results in 2017.   However, none of this could have been possible without support from DSAIA....the membership has been necessary for past successes, and will continue to prove vital for future growth.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        -Dawn Neuffer, Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin


Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action started as a conference bringing together outstanding leadership from Down syndrome organizations around the country. Learn More

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Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action
PO Box 7192                   Missoula, Montana   59807



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