The Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild was founded in 2002 to promote a greater understanding of the medical and developmental aspects of Down syndrome. Along with the National Down syndrome Society (NDSS), which is the largest non-governmental supporter of research and advocacy, and the National Down syndrome Congress, PDSG strives to improve the lives of those persons in the Panhandle whose lives are affected by Down Syndrome. The Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild increases public awareness about Down syndrome, to assist families in addressing the needs of children born with this genetic condition, and to sponsor community events. We work with the NDSS to dispel the myths associated with Down syndrome, while helping people with Down syndrome achieve their full potential in community life. PDSG develops and disseminated current information materials, as well as, plans activities to increase an acceptance of people with Down syndrome.