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The Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild (PDSG) was founded in 2002 by parents to support people with Down syndrome and their families.  It is a volunteer group and membership is open to all who want to join.  The PDSG promotes awareness of the dignity, promise, and potential of all persons with this genetic condition, and advocates on behalf of people with Down syndrome in and around the Panhandle of Texas.  The PDSG wants to see a broad supportive community where people with Down syndrome can achieve the most out of life.

We are pleased to be a part of an open network of families that share information, experiences, and friendship so that we can help each other maximize their potential.  We also have efforts in the following areas:

Prepare and disseminate a comprehensive packet of information for new and existing families that include encouraging stories, up-to-date medical and developmental resources, best practice information;

Plan social activities that are fun and help strengthen our community network;

Host training seminars and meetings featuring speakers and discussions on a wide variety of topics related to Down syndrome and life planning;

Supply local libraries with the most current educational materials and a wide selection of children’s books that promote inclusion and encourage interaction between children with Down syndrome and their peers; and

Host the Buddy Walk in Amarillo each fall to promote awareness throughout the community, share our stories and successes, and to raise funds for our operations each year.

If you have other ideas, or would like to help us with any of these efforts, please reach out today!

For more information about our service, question, or comments, please contact us at:

Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild (PDSG)

Address: PO Box 20783, Amarillo, TX 79114

Phone: Vicki Gordon 806-670-1568

E-mail: panhandleDSG@yahoo.com

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