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.
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.
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.
It's Time To Buddy Walk®
The DSAJ 12th Annual Buddy Walk® is Saturday, November 8th and we are ready to kick off the Buddy Walk fundraising season. We have prepared a menu of items that will be helpful as you begin. If you are interested in Sponsoring our Buddy Walk, Starting a Team or Join a Team click here to get started! We are here to assist you. Direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
web.com Tour Championship
The DSAJ is participating in a fundraising event with web.com Tour Championship which will be held September 18 - 21 at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass. For each $29.00 weekly clubhouse ticket sold, we will receive a donation of $25. To purchase, or for more information, visit www.teeitupforcharitytickets.com To support us, use code DSAJAX. Click here to view the flyer. Thank you for your support.
STARZ Cheerleading - Registration open until August 1st (NO EXCEPTIONS)
STARZ Cheerleading is for boys and girls ages 8 - 18. The season runs August 2014 - March 2015. Mandatory parent Tuesday, August 19th at 6pm. Registration is $25.00. Practices are held Tuesday evenings from 6pm - 7pm at Hope Haven's gym. The deadline to register is August 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS. Click here to view flyer. Click here to register and pay online.
August 11, 2014 - Basketball banquet. More details coming soon. Save the date!
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,
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.