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.

Research Opportunity for people with Down syndrome

Scientists at the Crnic Institute are recruiting for a new clinical trial funded by the NIH. The purpose of this research is to better understand and treat immune skin conditions in people with Down syndrome. Click here to learn more!

Get Our Newest Q&A Now!

As GLOBAL and our national consortium continue to closely monitor COVID-19, we have updated our DS/COVID-19 Q&A to reflect the latest info. Download our 3rd version, available in English and Spanish!

GLOBAL's 2020 Ambassador!

This handsome 16-year-old is a staunch advocate for those with Down syndrome. Join us in honoring him GLOBAL Ambassador Walt Snodgrass at the 2020 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show!

GLOBAL Gives Back During COVID-19

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, GLOBAL helps provide economic support, shelter, food, and medical care to over 140 families and 42 Down syndrome organizations in need.

Join Our Dare to Ride Team!

Support life-saving and life-changing medical care at the Sie Center for Down Syndrome by supporting GLOBAL’s Dare to Ride Team for the Courage Classic Virtual Bicycle Tour!


Studies have shown that people who have a sibling with Down syndrome often choose service-based careers based on their close sibling relationship.




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