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

june, 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.


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...

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...