Mission & Values

 The mission of the Madison Area Down Syndrome Society, Inc. is to provide support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families while advancing awareness, respect and opportunity.

We value: RESPECT for the inherent value of every individual; theJ OY of community; OPPORTUNITY for all to achieve their dreams; the ABILITY of everyone to have a positive impact; and, the INTEGRITY of our relationships.


 Becoming a friend of MADSS connects you to other individuals and families of individuals with Down syndrome.  Friends are eligible for the learning enhancement reimbursement program, receive special invitations to upcoming social and educational events offered by MADSS, and bi-weekly newsletters.

Click HERE to become a part of our community!

The Madison Area Down Syndrome Society in Madison (MADSS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization striving to support families and individuals with Down syndrome from birth through adulthood.  We are parents, siblings and relatives of people with Down syndrome and community leaders who want to make a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome in the greater Madison community.

Read our 2016 Annual Report to see what MADSS was able to accomplish in 2016 thanks to great partners in the community!

About Madison Area Down Syndrome Society