Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville
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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

DSAJ Charity Golf Classic

April 25, 2014

Registration Open! Register Online Now

Special Workshop

Natalie Hale, nationally-known author, educator and parent presents "Special Reads for Special Needs" Saturday, May 3rd, from 9:30-3:30 at L'Engle Hall adjacent to the Friday Musicale (645 Oak Street). This workshop is not just for parents! Please feel free to invite your child's educators, therapists and tutors. Lunch will be provided. Registration and fee are mandatory. There will be no childcare at this event. Click here to view the flyer. Click here for online registration.

Poker Tournament Registration is Open!

The DSAJ D.A.D.S Chapter will host a poker tournament on Thursday evening, May 22nd at The Best Bet Poker Room on Monument Road. You will not want to miss this fun event! Please click here to register online today!!! It will fill up fast! Click here to view the flyer


Upcoming Events

April 21, 2014 - NO BASKETBALL - See you on the 28th!

April 25, 2014 - DSAJ Charity Golf Classic - Amelia National Golf Club - See Brochure - Register Now

May 3, 2014 - Natalie Hale Educational Workshop. Contact Karen Prewitt for more information.

View Full Calendar Here

 

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.