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.
*Clicking the icon above will direct you to the Buddy Walk online registration system.
DSAJ Weight Watchers
The DSAJ is proud to once again offer the Weight Watchers Approach to those with developmental disabilities. Join us for a 14 week program designed specifically for you. The cost is just $65.00. This session runs from 9/9/14–12/9/14. Click here to pay $65.00 fee. Click here for a detailed flyer.
Saturday, Oct. 4th, from 4:30-7pm - Teen Group - Dave & Buster's (7025 Salisbury Rd, 32256) - Click here for all of the details - Please make sure to RSVP by Monday, Sept. 29th to reserve your spot. RSVP to: Karen.email@example.com
Saturday, October 11th, from 10am - Noon - Shining Stars social - More Information To Be Announced Soon.
Saturday, October 18th, from 10am - Noon - Lil' Stars - Party In The Park (Losco Park - 10931 Hood Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32257) - Click here for all of the details - No need to RSVP. There is a $5 cost to attend this social. You can pay though our website HERE notating October Teen Social in the comment box, or can bring with you the day of the event.
Saturday, October 25th, from 7:30pm - 9:30pm - Adult Group - Fall Dance (St. Paul's Catholic Church, 2609 Park Street, Jax 32204) - Click here for all of the details and make sure to complete the information section and bring with you to the dance.
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.