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Our Mission
 
The mission of UP 4 DOWN’S OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA, INC. is to be a driving force in the Southwest Louisiana community in generating acceptance and belonging of individuals with Down syndrome.  It is our strong desire to encourage a society in which people with Down syndrome can involve themselves in community activities and be assisted in their development of the skills necessary to do so.

We serve region 5
Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes
 
 
 
Who We Are
 
Up4Downs of SWLA is a 501c3 parent support, information and advocacy organization.  We provide support and an education network from the time your baby is diagnosed with Down syndrome, during each stage of development, and through out adulthood. 

 Through our advocacy work, Up4Downs members work to promote an environment which fosters the growth and development of people with Down Syndrome to enable them to achieve their full potential.

That purpose is enhanced by the commitment of the Up4Downs Of SWLA
 
  1. To educate the community about the presence, the potential and the needs of people with Down syndrome 
  2. To ensure and promote rights, opportunities, and well being of individuals with Down Syndrome
  3. To provide information, education opportunities and support for families with individuals with Down Syndrome
  4. To promote and encourage the education, care, treatment, socialization, vocational development, and inclusion of individuals with Down Syndrome
  5. To promote community awareness and educate the public about Down Syndrome and to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of persons with Down Syndrome

 
up4downs@up4downswla.org                                                                                                2013