To empower parents, dispel myths about
Down syndrome and create communities
of awareness and opportunities
of inclusion.

The information on this web-site is provided for your information only.  We receive a large number of items on a regular basis and make them available as a way
to share  information.  This is not a recommendation.  As a rule, the Down Syndrome Network of Tampa Bay will not lend its name to the endorsement of any
specific program, practice, or model that is offered for service to people with Down syndrome or related disabilities.  This policy does not imply that the Down
Syndrome Network of Tampa Bay refrains from sharing any knowledge or personal experiences.  The sharing of information, training, and the development of
recommendations are key functions of keeping our constituents as informed as possible in all areas of interest to our Down syndrome community.
A shared purpose
combined with a
positive attitude
becomes an
unstoppable force.

Our purpose is to:

•  Empower and educate parents of children with Down syndrome, young and
old, by providing up-to-date information and resources.

•  Provide social opportunities that allow parents to network.

•  Pursue inclusion of individuals who have Down syndrome in all areas of life
so they embrace opportunities to contribute and be valued members of

•  Dispel myths, promote positive awareness, and emphasize abilities of
people with Down syndrome to parents, educators, physicians, therapists, and
the general public.
Welcome To
Miracles Hide  Awesome
Our Mission
Buddy Walk & Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Hello Friends,

We have had a problem with our nonprofit status and we Have been holding out as long as possible to
see if the reinstatement would be approved before our annual
Buddy WalkTM. Clearly at this point that
is not going to happen. We are
SO SORRY to those of you who are disappointed; especially our
longtime supporters who have been with us for all, or many of the walks. We, ourselves, can't even put
our disappointment into words, as we feel so bad. This event is near and dear to our hearts, but is not
possible this year.

October being Down Syndrome Month, we will be posting to our Facebook page each day with positive
thoughts, sharing success stories and giving you ideas of things you can do on your own with extended
family & friends, neighbors, schools, work-places, your community, etc., all to celebrate Down syndrome
and raise awareness.

Find us on Facebook at:
Down Syndrome Network of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Shirley Lawyer
Down Syndrome Network of Tampa Bay