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Madison Area Down Syndrome Society

Services offered: Parent to parent support; Summer enhancement; Special events - annual picnic, buddy walk, gold outing; New parent packets - packet full of resources for new parents; Education and outreach and information on community events.

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Primary contacts: Andrea Wipperfurth
Telephone number: 608-692-7653
Email address:

Years in service: 10 years

Hours of operations: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm. New parents can call anytime.

Size of staff: 2-part time staff members.

Average cost of service is: We offer our services free to families affected by Down Syndrome. It is rare that we charge, but depending on the event, a small fee may be asked.

Funded by: Buddy walk, golf outing and grants.

Average length of service is: Families receive services from pre-diagnosis to adulthood.

Intake procedure is: New families talk with our main contact and we do our best connecting them to other families that meet their needs. For other services, like summer enhancement, there is a form the family needs to fill out in order to be approved for the program by our Executive Director.

Target population is: Individuals of any age living with Down Syndrome and their loved ones.

Other eligibility requirements include: We work primarily with families affected by Down Syndrome, but we will work with anyone who is interested to learn more about Down Syndrome and what MADSS does.

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