"For me, DSACT serves as an educational resource and a place where I can volunteer my time to make somebody else’s experience amazing. For others, DSACT can serve as a variety of things: a fun weekend boot camp or dance class, a place to find a medical provider, a community within a community, a book club, a place that welcomes and celebrates individuals just as they are. DSACT serves thousands of individuals with down syndrome, as well as their families, across the Central Texas region. Their mission is to not only connect people to education, support, and resources but also works to “build public awareness and acceptance of the abilities of individuals with down syndrome”
In the Fall of 2012, Texas Lassos officially adopted our philanthropy, Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT). We are very passionate about our philanthropy, as we volunteer at events such as Buddy Walk, Track Pack, Austin Marathon, and DSACT winter programs. We even host our own events such as Fun Run and many profit shares benefitting DSACT!
"The members of DSACT and their families is what makes everything worth it. Being able to work with an organization who’s goal is to provide activities, education, and a safe environment for the members of the Down Syndrome community is so amazing because I know that my small part is able to have an impact for both the members and their families. Everyone deserves to have a safe space where they can be comfortable being themselves, and DSACT provides that which is why I love devoting my time hanging out with these awesome people."