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

Down At The Dock Derby - REGISTRATION FULL!!

Thank you to all who have registered for a fun day of fishing at Sisters Creek off of Heckscher Drive on July 8th.

WE HAVE REACHED DOCK CAPACITY.

A great big THANK YOU to JACKSONVILLE MARINE CHARITIES and THE DUVAL DEALERS FOR SPONSORING THIS EVENT AGAIN!!! Our anglers are eager to show you how to have a great day on the dock.

TIME CHANGE: HOTDOG LUNCH WILL BE SERVED FROM 11AM - NOON

FISHING DERBY WILL BE FROM NOON - 1:30PM

CALL THE OFFICE WITH ANY QUESTIONS 904-353-6300

Save the Date for our 12th annual DSAJ Buddy Walk on Saturday, November 7th. More information coming soon!

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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.