Organization History and Mission: DS Action, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, grass roots organization, investigates and implements solutions to enhance the lives of persons with Down syndrome. DS Action was founded in 2006, by parents, care givers, medical professionals, teachers and business professionals. In January 2008, DS Action established the first Down Syndrome Center in Southern California, at Rady Children's Hospital. The Center benefits children with Down syndrome by offering multidisiplinary assessments, recommendations and case management, by a team of medical specialists. We are proud to share that our operations are completely managed and supported by volunteers, including our Board of Directions and Professional Advisory Board. DS Action has minimal overhead, which allows for proceeds from fundraising efforts to go directly toward supporting the Down syndrome community.