Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville
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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

Thank You Buddy Walkers!

The Buddy Walk was a huge success. You raised more than $235,000. You can click the icon below and continue to make donations through December 5, 2014. Thank you for hard work and commitment to the DSAJ Buddy Walk.

*Clicking the icon above will direct you to the Buddy Walk online registration system.

Upcoming Events

DSAJ Soccer begins in October and runs through February. Dates to be confirmed soon. Click here to register!

Friday, Dec. 5th, from 6:00pm - 8:30pm - Teen and Adult Holiday Party at Adventure Landing's Beach Blvd. location, 1944 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, 32250 RSVP to Karen.prewitt@dsaj.org by Monday, Dec. 1st. Click here to view the flyer.

Friday, December 12th, from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Lil' Stars and Shining Stars Holiday Party at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Avenue. RSVP to Karen.prewitt@dsaj.org with number in your party and ages of children attending, by Friday, Dec. 5th. Click here to view the flyer.

Saturday, Dec. 13th, from 9:30am - Noon - DSAJ Northern Stars 2014 Holiday Party. RSVP to Karen.prewitt@dsaj.org with number in your party and ages of children/youth attending, by Monday, Dec. 8th. 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.