Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana (DSANI)! DSANI represents people with Down syndrome and their families in the eleven counties surrounding Fort Wayne, Indiana. These counties are Allen, Lagrange, Steuben, Noble, Dekalb, Whitley, Wabash, Huntington, Wells, Kosciusko, and Adams.

The mission of DSANI is to enhance the lives of people affected by Down syndrome, advocate on their behalf, provide information and support to families and professionals, and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome in northeast Indiana.

Your DSANI Membership will provide you with the opportunity to participate in the following:

Special Events – DSANI Tin Caps Game, Zoo Outing, and more coming every year!
Annual Holiday Party
Infant – Toddler Playgroup (Birth to age 4)
Buddy Club Activites (ages 5-12)
Friendship Club Activities (ages 13-21)
Self Advocate Activities (ages 22 and older)
Camp Red Cedar
Educational Seminars

New Parent Membership

If you are a parent of a child with Down syndrome, your first year of membership is free. If you are interested in becoming a first-time DSANI member, please email Shelley Yoder at

Following your first year of membership, there is an $20 membership renewal fee due annually. Membership renewal letters are sent annually to all DSANI members in February.

Non-Parent Membership & Membership Renewal

Individuals who are not a parent of a child with Down syndrome or parents who wish to renew their membership following their first year are required to pay the $20 membership fee.

CLICK HERE to fill out the membership form and pay the fee online.

Please contact Shelley Yoder, Executive Director, if you have any questions.