Our Mission


The Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families through advocacyeducation and support. We are a collaborative network which seeks to create awareness, assure inclusion, and promote independence in individuals with Down syndrome.

Our History


The Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network (RGDSN) was formed by a group of parents and families with children who have Down syndrome. Since incorporating as a non-profit organization in 2009, members have come together to provide information, support, and activities for one another. Whether organizing playdates, large group gatherings or fundraising events, all activities are volunteer-run.

Our Future


RGDSNs Board of Directors would like to increase educational opportunities for our members, update our printed material to improve our communication with members who do not have internet access and strengthen relationships with partnering organizations like the Arc of NM, Parents Reaching Out and NM Special Olympics. Our longterm goals include a dedicated staff member, increased activity on a statewide level and summer therapy programs.