Participation in DSMIG-USA fosters professional growth through the dissemination of information about evidence based practice, and shared common experiences that inform best practices in the care of individuals with Down syndrome.
General Member Category
Professionals from a variety of disciplines such as:
Members in this category have the option of participation on the clinical listserv.
Affiliate Member Category
Affiliate members are individuals who have a leadership role in a national organization directed toward people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They may work as policy makers, educators, or health advocates. Typical organizations include nonprofit healthcare or advocacy organizations and university training programs. Affiliate members do not provide clinical care and generally do not work in Down syndrome clinics, or conduct research. Members in this category are not eligible for the clinical listserv.
Waiver or Reduction of Dues: Situations of Financial Hardship
Any current member who receives an invoice for dues renewal or any new member applicant may request a waiver or reduction of dues for a one-year period if there is a situation of financial hardship. To make this request contact Angela Lombardo, Co-Chair of Membership Committee and website administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your email request what amount you are able to pay.
At the end of a one-year period of waiver or reduction in dues, the member may apply again for another one-year period of waiver or reduction. DSMIG-USA will seek grants to fund this initiative.