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.

If you are unable to pay the $20 membership fee due to financial hardship, please email

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
NOTE: DSANI strives to provide information on events and issues relating to Down syndrome in a timely and cost effective manner. For that reason the majority of communications provided by DSANI is done by email. Member information is included in our annual member directory, unless exclusion is requested.

If you have any questions, please contact Shelley Yoder at or 260-471-9964.