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Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan Foundation (DSAWMF)

The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan Foundation (DSAWMF) was established to provide a permanent source of principal, in order that funds would be available in the future for to support individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the West Michigan communities in which they live, work and play. DSAWMF is a separate not-for-profit organization from the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM), funded by cash, securities and other assets, and helps to fund the vital programs, supports and services provided by DSAWM.

Annually, one in nearly 700 babies is born with Down Syndrome, making it the most commonly occurring chromosomal abnormality.  Each of these babies will have some manner of cognitive delay and be at an increased risk for certain medical conditions.  As they grow older and navigate through life, those initial challenges will be compounded by daunting social barriers and stereotypes. DSAWMF believes in creating communities that embrace down syndrome, empowering individuals with Down syndrome and promoting opportunities for meaningful lives. The support of community members like you is crucial to this vision.

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