Global Down Syndrome Foundation | Research, Care, Education, Advocacy  

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is part of a network of affiliate organizations that work closely together on a daily basis to significantly improve the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education and Advocacy.

Meet Global’s 2019 Ambassador

This 15-year-old beauty is a fierce advocate for those with Down syndrome. Join us in honoring Global Ambassador Charlotte Fonfara-LaRose at our inspiring Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show in Denver on Saturday, Nov. 2nd!

In Theaters NOW!

Global helps ensure a successful opening weekend for The Peanut Butter Falcon triggering a nationwide release. See the film at a theater near you!

Help Macy Page Walk!

UK’s National Health Service has denied fundamental medical care to a girl with Down syndrome. Advocate with Global and help us encourage NHS to do the right thing. Photo: Leicester Mercury.

What the IDEA Act Provides Your Child

Through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), all children an equal and inclusive education. Ensure your child’s rights are being protected.


Down syndrome has nothing to do with race, nationality, socioeconomic status, religion, or anything the mother or father did before or during pregnancy. Your donation to Global will help create a better understanding of Down syndrome through research.




Become a Global Down Syndrome Foundation Member and receive 4 issues of the award-winning magazine, Down Syndrome WorldTM.