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.
The 11th Annual DSAJ Buddy Walk was another wonderful day to celebrate Down syndrome. We would like to extend our most sincere appreciation for your support. Our sponsors, walkers, donors and volunteers make all this happen. We set a goal of $225,000.00 and we made it. We will continue to accept donations toward the 11th Annual Buddy Walk. You may donate to a team or individual by clicking here. This will be available until December 2nd. Thank you - Your 11th Annual Buddy Walk Committee.
November 16th - Soccer
December 6th - Save the Date! DSAJ Holiday Party
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.