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Empowering individuals with Down syndrome and their families to use their voice in creating the life they desire



Striving to create a deeper consciousness and understanding in our communities and region surrounding individuals with Down syndrome, their capabilities, and their needs



Nurturing individual and collective relationships, believing that authentic relationships are at the center of supporting and connecting our self-advocates & families

Who We Are

The Northern Colorado Down Syndrome Association (NCDSA) started off with just a couple of parents who were determined to bring together families in Northern Colorado who have a loved one with Down syndrome.  Since then, we have grown to an organization that serves hundreds of people throughout the Northern Colorado area.

What We Do

NCDSA exists to provide support and connection for individuals with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, awareness, and relationships.


Join Us!

You are invited to the 3rd annual NoCo DS Walk!

When:  Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

Where:  TBA

Who:  You and everyone you know! Come help spread awareness and understanding about Down syndrome in the Northern Colorado region in this multi-community event.

Check back for registration information!

Our Team

Lori Couch


Spencer Anderson


Deana Landrigan


Rachel Schuler

Walk Coordinator

Viri Torres

community liaison

Mollie Otto

community event liaison

LaDeen Perez

Community Event Liaison


0-5 Group
Do you have a youngster with Down syndrome between the ages of 0-5 years?  If so, come join us at our monthly meetups!  This is an opportunity for moms and/or dads to network and chat in an informal environment with other parents in the presence of their kiddo.  Meetings typically occur on a Friday, every month at the Mckee Building at The Ranch.  The Friday of the month varies due to meeting room availability so check the website!  Questions?  Email Deana @ deanasterling@hotmail.com or nocodownsyndrome@gmail.com

Young Adult Group
The adult group is for adults ages 18 and over and their families. We meet once a month for fun activities like game nights, bowling, etc. Please contact Rob and Roxanne Batezel at 980-7486 or sensaonline2@yahoo.com with any questions.

Dads Group
The Northern Colorado Down Syndrome Association is excited to announce the formation of a local Dad group. The cornerstone of this groups is regularly scheduled meetings where dads come together to share insights and experiences.  Face it: there are certain responsibilities that generally fall on the shoulders of the father.  Having a child with special needs often affects how we approach those responsibilities.

We plan to invite expert speakers to discuss medical, educational, financial, social, and any other issues that affect our children's lives.  And of course, we will share stories and experiences that are unique to fathers of children with Down syndrome. Please contact Mike at mike.maguire@homeinstead.com.

Spanish Speaking Group



fri19jul10:00 amfri11:30 am0-5 Year Old Parent Group10:00 am - 11:30 am MST McKee Building at The Ranch


fri16aug10:00 amfri11:30 am0-5 Year Old Parent Group10:00 am - 11:30 am MST McKee Building at The Ranch


fri20sep10:00 amfri11:30 am0-5 Year Old Parent Group10:00 am - 11:30 am MST McKee Building at The Ranch


sat05oct10:00 amNoCo Down Syndrome Walk 201910:00 am MST TBA

sun13oct6:00 pmsun9:00 pmLoveland Laser Tag6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST Loveland Laser Tag


sat07dec5:30 pmsat8:30 pmNCDSA 6th Annual Christmas Party5:30 pm - 8:30 pm MST Windsor High School

new parent baskets

Northern Colorado Down Syndrome Association provides baby baskets to families with a new baby born with Down syndrome. These baskets contain new items such as books, knitted blankets, clothing, toys, informational pamphlets, etc.

All of these items are provided by NCDSA and generous donors from the community. Please contact us if you or someone you know would like a basket.

Contact Us


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 270983
Fort Collins, CO