Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville
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.


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

New site under construction! Please refer to the calendar for all social information or contact the office

The DSAJ is proud to announce the upcoming DSAJ Charity Golf Classic presented by The LBA Group. Registration has opened for Platinum, Gold and Silver level teams as well as Family/Corporate Hole Sponsors. Registration will open up March 1, 2016 for Individual Players. Please click here to be directed to the information and registration.

DSAJ Basketball Registration is open. Click here to be redirected to all things basketball.

Registration is open for the DSAJ World Down Syndrome Celebration. This event will be held on Saturday, March 19th at Unity Plaza (Riverside) from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Click here to be directed to more information and registration.

Upcoming Events

February Socials
  • Adult Social - Valentine's Day Dance at St. Paul's Catholic Church (ages 18-40), Saturday February 13th 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Click here for flyer.
  • Teen Social - Board Game Party at the DSAJ Office, Saturday February 13th 1pm - 3pm. Click here for flyer.
  • Shining Stars - Bounce Around at Slinkee's on Saturday February 20th 2pm - 4pm. Click here for flyer.

Contact: Desiree Jomant, Program Coordinator for additional information (

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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

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.