The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide support and resources for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them. DSG seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.
In 1984, a group of parents whose children had Down syndrome formed the DSG. They envisioned an organized network of resources. This vision has taken the DSG from an emerging grass roots parent movement to a premier nonprofit organization focused on advancements in education, inclusion and acceptance of people with Down syndrome.
DSG currently serves 37 counties in Kansas and Missouri. We provide support to over 1600 individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals who serve them.
The Goals of DSG are:
• provide support and resources
• encourage active participation in the community
• foster positive attitudes
• help individuals with Down syndrome reach their full potential
Meet the DSG Staff
Jason Drummond, Ed., D, Chief Executive Officer
Amy Allison, Vice President of Education and Advocacy
Amy Stoll, Vice President of Philanthropy
Vanessa Figg, Vice President of Marketing
Sarah Mai, OTR/L, MOT, Vice President of Lifespan Services
Betsy Sylvester, MS, CCC-SLP, Director of Speech and Language Services
Megan DeBoom, MS, BCBA, LBA, Director of Behavioral Services
Marie Leathers, OTR/L, RBT, Occupational Therapist
Tyler Goevert , School Age Program Manager
Lauren Bingham, ACE Program Manager
Jessica Fahey, Program Coordinator