Down Syndrome Research Foundation
With support from the G&F Financial Group Foundation, the Down Syndrome Research Foundation empowers adult learners through technology.
Driven to empower people with Down syndrome to reach their full potential, the Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF) has partnered with people and families impacted by Down syndrome since 1995 and works to apply research and resources to help those with a Down syndrome diagnosis achieve a better quality of life. DSRF strives to give people with Down syndrome the opportunity to be capable and contributing members of their local communities – including working, volunteering, socializing and living as independently as they desire. DSRF works with people of all ages, from infant to senior, and provides supports and programs to facilitate growth and achievement in all life stages.
The G&F Financial Group Foundation gave funds to DSRF to buy laptops for their adult education classroom. Just as G&F is dedicated to providing financial empowerment to members, DSRF empowers their adult learners by giving them access to the technology they need in order to learn practical skills such as reading, communication, social skills, and budgeting. The computers also help give adult learners the chance to become comfortable with technology, which helps open the doors to jobs and further education.