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.
December 30, 2013 - STARZ Cheer Team - Registration opens. $25.00 per participant
January 14, 2014 - Wellness/Fitness Begins - more info to come
February 4, 2014 - STARZ practice begins; mandatory attendance this date
February 8, 2014 - Soccer Party
February 15, 2014 - Adult Valentine Dance - See attached flyer
February 15, 2014 - Lil' Stars Potty Training Workshop - more info to come
February 22, 2014 - Teen Group Social - more info to come
February 24, 2014 - Basketball season begins - more info to come
March 21, 2014 - World Down Syndrome Day celebration - more info to come
April 12, 2014 - Lil' Stars/Shining Stars Egg Hunt - more info to come
April 25, 2014 - DSAJ Charity Golf Classic - Amelia National Golf Club
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.