Maria Maldonado has two sons and a daughter; Alyssa (who is ten years old) has Down syndrome. She also has a twenty-two year old brother with Down syndrome. Ten years ago after her daughter was born, Maria received a call from a volunteer parent of the DSA of NWI. She and many others quickly started giving the Maldonado family the support and encouragement they needed! A short time after Aly was born, she began helping and supporting families. Everyday Maria Maldonado tries her best to advocate for her daughter and other families through the DSA of NWI. She is very fortune to be a part of this great organization!