From first diagnosis onward, Club 21 empowers families to identify the needs of their child with Down syndrome and teaches them how to navigate the terrain of the medical, educational, and Regional Center systems to maximize their child’s potential. For that to be a reality, family support, school support, direct educational training, and community building are essential. All of our 18 programs and services fall into these 4 categories. Club 21 believes education has the power to change lives, communities and the world. Through its educational pathway, Club 21 is changing the narrative of Down syndrome and opening doors so that individuals with Down syndrome can be fully included and live, healthy, self-determined and fulfilling lives.