New Parent Information

It is never easy to learn that your child has or may have Down syndrome. This unexpected news may generate a wide range of emotions, concerns and unanswered questions. The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville is here to offer you support and guidance. We encourage you to learn all you can about Down syndrome and to embrace hope for a promising future.

The DSAJ would like to provide you with information and support to help you begin this journey. We have materials and books available to send you, and we are available to answer any questions you may have. Please check out our Lil’ Stars group, geared towards newborns to 5-year-olds.

Please contact us at 904.353.6300. You may also email our Executive Director, Debbie Revels. If you call after business hours, please leave a message and we will return your call as quickly as we can. We look forward to hearing from you.


Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis

To download a free copy of “Understanding A Down Syndrome Diagnosis”, which contains accurate and up-to-date information about Down syndrome along with helpful resources, visit Lettercase.org through the button below. Lettercase provides digital and print resources for genetic conditions.
Understanding A Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Down Syndrome Pregnancy

Down Syndrome Pregnancy is a resource which walks expectant parents through their pregnancies, provides many resources and offers connections with other parents who have walked in your shoes. Visit them online at downsyndromepregnancy.org

The Journey Ahead Video

This video, entitled, “The Journey Ahead‚ĶConsider the Possibilities” was created by the Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati showing footage of local families as they share their experience of family life with a child with Down syndrome.