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.
Buddy Walk® is Coming!
Time is drawing near to begin fundraising for the DSAJ 11th Annual Buddy Walk®. The registration system will be open on June 18th. NDSS has partnered with the Imagination Movers again this year and we have received an amazing promotional clip. Please click to view.
June 4th - D.A.D.S Fundraiser. Come out to Firehouse Subs at the Town Center location from 5pm-9pm and support the DSAJ D.A.D.S. Bring your friends with you. Make sure to mention that you are there to support the DSAJ. Click here for flyer
June 8th - DSAJ benefits from Click-Tight Rydaz event. Click here to view flyer.
June 15th - DSAJ benefits from Zack-Attack Poker Run. Click here to view flyer.
June 21st - The StarLight Project is hosting their 1st Annual Charity Golf Open. The event will begin at 2:30pm and will be held at The Palencia Golf Club in St. Augustine Florida. Click here for all of the details and to register.
September 14th - Save the Date - DSAJ Health Symposium 9am - 1pm @ St. Vincent's Medical Center. More details coming soon.
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.