South Dakota, Iowa, minnesota

New Directions Down Syndrome Association

Who we are

New Directions is here to help families learn about Down syndrome, provide direction to resources, and offer networking opportunities with other families. For many, connecting with other parents who “know what it is like,” can help.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

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.

Get Involved

We have many opportunities for volunteering.  It can be as simple as being a helpful smile at an event or joining our board of volunteers.  Get in touch with us today to see if you can help us tomorrow.

Upcoming Events

april, 2024

3•21 Fun!

3•21 Fun! is a playgroup for infants through preschoolers with Down syndrome and their siblings in the Sioux Falls area.


Winter 2024 Newsletter

A new year brought a change in leadership for New Directions. Barrett Kaufman served as the organization’s Board President in 2023. He recently handed the reins over to Laura Hanson. A word from former president Barrett. What a year 2023 was! As I look back at the...

Fall 2023 Newsletter

Hello Families and Friends, Happy Fall! As the sun sets on the warm summer days, we are excited to welcome you to our Fall Newsletter! The transition from summer to autumn is a magical time of the year, marked by the changing colors of the leaves, cooler weather, and...

Poll for Informational Evening with Stephanie Busjahn

Are you interested in learning more about state and federal assistance programs available in the area? Do you have a child or a young adult looking to transition into adult life? Would you like to know more about therapies, services, school, and adult services...