New Directions provides information about Down syndrome, direction to resources, and networking opportunities. In addition to Expectant Parent and New Parent Packets, Quarterly Newsletters, Family Events and an annual Buddy Walk, New Directions assists families with medical, therapeutic, and educational expenses.

New Directions strives to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome throughout their lifespan by providing support, information and education to those individuals, their families, and professionals. 

New Directions also seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding individuals with Down syndrome. 

Our membership includes more than 200 families from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska, and is quickly growing! 

Our mailing list of over 800 names consists of medical professionals, Family Support Coordinators, teachers, therapists, family and friends. All of these people have been touched by individuals with Down syndrome and wish to stay updated on New Directions’ events.

New Directions is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funded by private support from individuals, foundations, community organizations and fundraising efforts.