Raising awareness, supporting, educating, and connecting people with Down syndrome and their families in the greater Utica and central New York area.
The 21 Club is a non-profit organization formed by parents and families who love someone with Down syndrome. We believe we are able to understand and address the needs of people with Down syndrome and their families in a unique way. The 21 Club wants to raise awareness in our community so people with Down syndrome will be accepted and appreciated. As a group, we help support families and people with Down syndrome.
Our goal is to share information with our families so they can make choices about therapies, programs, schooling, job opportunities and other services that may help their loved ones. We also hope to raise awareness in the community at large so they will come to see people with Down syndrome as "more alike than different" from their typical peers, but also celebrate what makes each individual unique.