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

march, 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.


Alert Me Band Offer & 2020 Recap

Alert Me Band Offer & 2020 Recap

Dear New Directions Families & Supporters, We’ve missed seeing everyone at the BuddyWalk, Family Picnic, parades, and parties that could not happen this past year. With 2020 behind us, we’re filled with hope that this year will give us a chance to partake in the...

Happy January Birthdays!

Happy January Birthdays!

Happy January Birthdays! Colin Delaney - 1/1/1990 Violet Smith - 1/2/2015 Mareth Beier - 1/3/2007 Caden Simantel - 1/6/2005 Ella Claire Ulrich - 1/7/2011 Sarah Ayres - 1/8/1998 Dax Huezo - 1/13/2004 Elizabeth Robinson - 1/14/1997 Taylor Putnam - 1/16/2001 Vanessa...