GHFEDS focuses on providing family support and education, building a strong community of families with Down syndrome, and educating the community in hopes of providing a positive outlook for our children and adults with Down syndrome. As part of this, we work towards supporting families of individuals with Down syndrome from birth to old age and getting new parents the right resources early so that all babies get a good start.
Membership is open to individuals, families, friends and professionals interested in Down syndrome.
Some of our existing programs include:
Quarterly parent educational meetings
Annual T21/Including You Conference on Down syndrome topics
New parent support and resources
Community outreach to medical professionals
Community outreach to schools and educators
Family, Sibling and Parent socials
Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk
Education grants for special education teachers
GHFEDS supports families in Galveston, Brazoria, and Harris Counties.