Community and Education is Our Mission

Our vision is to enhance the quality of life for people with Down syndrome by promoting our mission to provide members group support and to promote community understanding about people affected by Down syndrome.

Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, is a congenital condition which manifests when there are three copies of the 21st chromosome. As one of the most often observed chromosome abnormalities, it occurs in approximately one out of every 700 births. While extensive research has been performed and continues today, the exact cause of the abnormality is unknown.

Do you wish to join FRIENDS? Families, caregivers, and individuals who have been touched by Down syndrome and who want to help advance the mission of FRIENDS is welcome to join. Please contact us by emailing or by visiting our contact page.


P.O. Box 5677
Johnson City, TN 37602




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“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
– Jonathan Swift