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About us
In the Taiwan, one birth per 1263 the baby has Down syndrome; recognizing the need to improve services for children with Down syndrome in Taiwan, Down Syndrome Association Taiwan formed in 1991. Shortly after incorporating, Down Syndrome Association Taiwan launched a support group to connect local families and provide a forum for sharing information. Structured to include social and educational components, the group quickly grew to include families in Taiwan.
To propel "All through life health care program for people with Down Syndrome" , which is to improve and perfect our service to people with Down Syndrome and its families, Down Syndrome Foundation, ROC was founded in 1997.
Our Service
Down Syndrome Foundation, ROC dedicated to support people with Down's syndrome and their carers. We provide "all through life" support nationally across Taiwan.
The aim of the Foundation is to help people with Down's syndrome reach their full potential by providing information and support to them, their families, carers and professionals at all age and stage of life. We also work to influence government policy to ensure that the society in which we all live reflects the needs of people with Down syndrome.
Our service include
  • Early childhood intervention
  • Day Care Centers
  • All through life caring system
  • Medical consultation and Rehabilitation
  • Vocational training
  • Employment service of people with disabilities
  • Health care system
  • Community interaction
  • Emergency relief
At the same time, the Foundation established all through life caring service in order to meet the needs of caring and settlement of elderly people with Down syndrome. According to the statics, we served 4,241 people with Down syndrome and other types of disabilities, 65,395 person - time in the year of 2015.
Our vision
Adhering to do the right thing, the Foundation has been dedicating for almost 20 years to support people Adhering to do the right thing, the Foundation has been dedicating for almost 20 years to support people person with Down syndrome:
  • is protected against discrimination
  • has access to evidence-based educational programs
  • enjoys a comparable, fair share of funding from the Government for research, medical care and educa-
tional programming
  • is a valued member of society
  • is a valued member of society
  • has the opportunity to have a job and earn a decent wage without being disqualified for health benefits
  • is able to reach their potential and lead a dignified, full and productive life
  • Community interaction