Mission And Vision
Our mission is to be a proactive, dynamic support group to all people who have Down syndrome and their families.
Our purpose is to:
- Empower parents of children with Down syndrome, young and old, by providing up-to-date information and resources.
- Pursue inclusion of individuals who have Down syndrome in all areas of life so they embrace opportunities to contribute and be valued members of society.
- Dispel myths, promote positive awareness, and emphasize abilities of people with Down syndrome to parents, educators, physicians, therapists, and the general public.
- Advocate and defend the human and civil rights of persons with Down syndrome.
The Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization will be a driving force in our community, generating acceptance and belonging of individuals with Down syndrome. We will create a society in which people with Down syndrome can involve themselves in activities that will assist in their personal development. This will include their choice to pursue a higher education level, better employment opportunities, and a variety of recreational activities, all without prejudice or discrimination.