saskatchewan down syndrome society (sdss) was started in 2002 as a group of parents who wanted to offer support to other parents facing similar challenges and opportunities. It enhances the quality of life for families and children by enabling full participation in its communities. The mission of saskatchewan down syndrome society is to enhance the quality of life of individuals with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, awareness and education to ensure full participation in their communities. Members of the saskatchewan down syndrome society devote their time and energy to ensure that the needs of the Down syndrome community are met. A number of different opportunities exist for you to help guide the sdss towards meeting the goals and the mission of the organization. sdss members have organized fundraising events, promoted conferences, developed advertising and brochures and presented to groups across the province. The saskatchewan down syndrome society is dedicated to ensuring that all children with Down syndrome are provided high quality education. This committee responds to all requests for information about inclusive education, manages a resource library and organizes National Down Syndrome Awareness Week. This committee has also developed a presentation that can be sent to any individual wishing to do a presentation in their home community. One in every eight hundred babies born has Down syndrome. The sdss is committed to ensuring that parents who learn that their child has Down syndrome are offered the up-to-date and accurate information and support that they require. The sdss is developing a package so that parents receive current and factual information. This committee also connects with physicians, hospitals and new parent support centers to offer support and information to a larger group. This committee focuses on issues such as transitions, continued social inclusion, adult health issues, housing and employment. The Fund Development Committee evaluates opportunities and submitting proposals on behalf of the sdss, to ensure that there are adequate resources to achieve its goals.