The mission of the Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society is to make life better for people in our community who have Down syndrome and their families and caregivers. We will offer support and information to families and professionals, and we will promote a positive image of Down syndrome in our area. We will bring to light the potential and greatness that each person with Down syndrome possesses. We will strive to create the kind of awareness and acceptance of Down syndrome that will last long after our generation is gone. We will nurture parents of babies with Down syndrome, and we will provide all people whose lives have been touched by this condition a group where they feel welcomed and accepted. We will create opportunities for individuals and families to network, socialize, and become better informed. Furthermore, as we are able, we will support local, state, and national efforts to ensure fair and equitable conditions for all people who have Down syndrome or another disability. 

Please let us know how we can help you and your family.

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President:  Bryan Baker

Vice-President: Gracie Williams

Secretary:  Sandra Maldonado-Collier

Treasurer:  Dowanna Whitfield

Advocate:  Jeremy Williams

Other Board Members:  Tisha Baker,

Amy Maziejka, Tony Zito, Tom Scaruzzi, Colin Whitfield


Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and put their individual experience and expertise to work for the greater good.

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At Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society we are working to create hope and the opportunity for a better world. But we can only do it with your help. Join with us in our mission and donate now. 

Our Mission and Goal

The Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society (GSDSS) is a 501(c) (non-profit, family support organization).