Who are we?

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in January 2000, by parents of children with Down syndrome. The purpose of the organization is aligned with its mission which is “raise awareness and provide resources, as well as promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome.”

News and Events

DSACO License Plate

The Down Syndrome Association has created a specialty license plate for Down Syndrome Awareness. This plate will be available through the Oklahoma Tax Commission Motor Vehicle Division. The Motor Vehicle Division will not create the plate until we have 500 pre-ordered...

Festival & 5k

The DSACO Festival & 5K will be held on September 23rd, 2017, at the Bricktown Ballpark. This year is our 23rd walk to bring awareness to the 21st chromosome! This year we expect attendance to exceed 6,000! The Festival & 5K is the major, annual fundraising...

Nutrition Class

Join DSACO and Dina Shipley, RD/LD, for an 8-week nutrition class! Dina Shipley received her B.S. in Dietetics from Oklahoma State University. She also completed her Dietetic Internship and became a Registered and Licensed Dietitian (RD/LD). Since then, Dina has works...

Our families and their stories

Hudson’s Story

Hudson's Story On Christmas Day in 2011 Jason and Eilene Franks received a gift unlike any other – the birth of their son Hudson. Shortly after welcoming Hudson into the world, the couple learned that Hudson would live his life with Down syndrome. “We didn’t have an...

Parker’s Story

Parker's Story DSACO has been a part of Parker Timmie’s life since he was four-years-old. In fact, his father Bill had the honor of filing the 501c3 form that launched DSACO as a non-profit agency in 2000. Parker and his family have been involved with DSACO in some...

Ty’s Story

Ty's Story Mandi Kaiser experienced firsthand a void in the training of modern-day medical professionals when her son Ty was born without a pre-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome. “When Ty was born he was immediately transported to NICU and I was left by myself,” Mandi...

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600 NW 23rd St., Suite 206
Oklahoma City, OK 73103