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Families Raising, Inspiring, Educating, and Networking for Down Syndrome (FDSWF) is a volunteer-based, non-profit 501C3, that was founded in 2007 by parents of children with Down Syndrome.  We are governed by a Board of Directors and Advisory Board and are the leading voice for Down Syndrome in the West Florida area.  We proudly serve Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Thank you for supporting FDSWF and our Down Syndrome and special needs community. 

Our Motto is "I can and I will" 


FDSWF believes in transparency and has been awarded a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency by GuideStar USA, Inc.  GuideStar is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies.  FDSWF posts our Annual Report, IRS 990, and yearly budget on our website for your inspection. FRIENDS SUPPORT, INC is the original name, FDSWF DBA is FRIENDS DOWN SYNDROME WEST FLORIDA.  Tax EIN #651261646.