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

Upcoming Events

DSAJ Charity Golf Classic

Registration for our annual DSAJ Charity Golf Classic is now open! Join us Friday, May 29th. Click here to see the flyer. Click here to register.

Egg Hunt!

DSAJ Lil' and Shining Stars - our annual Egg Hunt happens on Saturday, March 28th, beginning at 10am. We will meet at the Deerwood Country Club Community Center for games, crafts, picnic lunch and the Egg Hunt with Mr. Bunny. View the flyer here. RSVP to: Karen Prewitt by Monday, March 23rd.

DSAJ Teens Social

DSAJ Teens - join us for your April Social. We will be dining at Ichiban at the beach on Friday, April 10th, from 6-8pm. Cost is $5 per teen. See the flyer for more details. RSVP to: Karen Prewitt by Monday, April 6th

FREE Conference.

Connecting the Dots Conference April 11th, 2015, from 8-4pm. Featuring Kathie Snow ("Disability is Natural"). Spots are limited. Click here to view the flyer. Click here to register.

DSAJ Wellness & Fitness Program

DSAJ Wellness & Fitness Program starts back up Tuesday, January 20th, from 3:30-5pm. The program will run through May 19th. Click here to view the flyer - Click here to Pay

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

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.