18th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk

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Our Mission

The mission of MADSS is to provide support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families while advancing acceptance, inclusion and opportunity for individuals with Down syndrome in South Central Wisconsin.

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Our Programs

MADSS’ programs and services serve individuals with Down syndrome and their families from the moments that follow a diagnosis until old age. Our program areas include Family & Fraternal Events, Classes & Programs, Parent’s First Call, Educational Programming, Awareness Programming, and Advocacy Services.

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Get Involved

Are you a parent or caregiver? Please attend an upcoming program or event! We look forward to welcoming you into our community. In addition, we have other ways to get involved, including volunteer opportunities and ways to make financial contributions. Click the buttons below to learn more.



MADSS hosts programs, services, and events in Dane and surrounding counties on a regular basis. Click the button below to see our calendar of events and sign up!

Volunteer opportunities

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers. We are also searching for Board and Committee members! Click the button below to learn more.

Make a Donation

MADSS is able to serve hundreds of families each year because of the generous support of individual donors. Click the button below to make a donation.

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Our Impact

The Madison Area Down Syndrome Society serves more than 500 individuals and families each year with our unique and targeted programs and services. Whether you are a new or expectant parent beginning your journey, a caregiver looking for transition resources, or an educator/therapist, MADSS has programs, services, and resources for you.




MADSS serves individuals with Down syndrome and their families through a variety of programs and services.



Years Serving communities

MADSS’ historical presence in south-central Wisconsin means that we have deep and lasting relationships with our families and the broader community.




MADSS serves families in Dane and surrounding counties, including Sauk, Columbia, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Green and Rock.