Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville
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About DSAJ

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Our Mission

The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville (DSAJ) is a non-profit organization committed to helping people with Down syndrome achieve their full potential and to helping create a community that is educated, supportive, and inclusive of individuals with Down syndrome.

Vision Statement

We envision a community where all people with Down syndrome are actively included, given opportunities to participate and contribute as valued citizens, and have the choice to create their own path to fulfillment and success.

History

In 1989, the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville was founded by a handful of families who recognized the need to have a support group in the Jacksonville community. The focus was, and continues to be, to provide awareness and education and to help individuals with Down syndrome reach their potential. Our association has continued to grow with over 1,500 individuals, families and community members.

Current Events

Upcoming Events

DSAJ Wellness & Fitness program starts back up Tuesday, January 20th, from 3:30-5pm. The program will run through May 19th. Click here to view the flyer - Click here to Pay

2015 DSAJ Regular League Basketball begins Monday, Feb. 23rd. Click here to view flyer - Click here to register

2015 DSAJ Junior League Basketball also begins Monday, Feb. 23rd. Click here to view flyer - Click here to register

Thursdays, Jan. 15th and 29th, from 10:15-11:15am - Lil Stars TNT Open Gym sessions . Registration and waiver forms are required. Contact Karen.prewitt@dsaj.org to register. Click here to view the flyer

Saturday, January 24th, from 10:30am-12:30pm - Lil Stars Social: Baby Sign-A-Long session at the St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Avenue, 32210. RSVP by Monday, Jan. 12th to Karen.prewitt@dsaj.org Click here to view the flyer

Saturday, January 24th, from 3-5pm - Adult Social at Bowl America on San Jose Blvd (10333 San Jose Blvd, 32257). RSVP by Monday, Jan. 19th to Karen.prewitt@dsaj.org Click here to view the flyer

Saturday, February 14th 7:30-9:30 @ St. Paul's Catholic Church - Valentine Dance for ages 18 thru 40. Click here to view the flyer

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Professional Resources
Information for PhysiciansNDSC

The National Down Syndrome Congress has created a guide to assist physicians facing the challenge of informing parents that a child has or may have Down syndrome. For this invaluable guide,
click here
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Information Packets are Available

Informational packets for parents are provided by the DSAJ at all local Jacksonville hospitals. These packets offer local resource information as well as valuable support information. They are available on the Obstetrics floor of the hospital. You may also contact us at 904.353.6300 or email us to have one delivered directly to you.

Presentations to Medical Community

The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville gives presentations to the medical community on best practices for delivering the diagnosis of Down syndrome. We would be glad to present to you and your staff. Please contact us if you are interested.

Sharing the News

Download our Sharing the News brochure here. This may be helpful to you and your staff.