October 2016

Down Syndrome Awareness Month


Check out DSAJ Program Coordinator Desiree Jomant along with the DSAJ Starz Dance Team featured on an episode of Inside Jacksonville!

Buddy Walk Drone Video

Video by Chad Ponder

On the News Video

The Peters family, along with DSAJ Executive Director Debbie Revels and Board President Stephanie Kearney, did an amazing job spreading awareness and education about Down syndrome for Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

Please Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Our Goal is $240,000 and we’ve collected $230,000. Your donations are greatly appreciated.

July 21, 2016

ABLE United…
…save for a better life experience.

The purpose of an ABLE account is to encourage and assist individuals and families in saving private funds to help individuals with disabilities cover costs that support their health, independence and quality of life.

July 13, 2016

Down at the Dock Derby

The DSAJ is proud to have once again been invited to participate in the Down At The Dock Derby.  This event was title sponsored by 121 Financial.  We had about 50 anglers on the dock that day along with many wonderful volunteers.  We look forward to participating in this event next year.  Many thanks to the other supporters of this event; Duval Dealers, Fish Florida, The Greater Jacksonville Kingfish group, Silver Star Jewelers.

July 7, 2016


DSAJ Executive Director stands alongside Senate President for ABLE United Florida Launch on July 7th in Tallahassee

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Jacksonville, FL – The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville’s Executive Director Debbie Revels was honored to join Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner, government officials, and supporters of ABLE United in Tallahassee today for the official launch of the new tax-free savings plan for individuals with unique abilities. ABLE United offers new opportunities for Floridians with disabilities to enhance financial support, independence, and quality of life pursuant to the Florida Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. Under the program, Floridians with disabilities will now be able to enroll in a tax-free savings and investment account without negatively impacting their government benefits. The statewide launch marks Florida’s standing among the first states in our country to implement and launch the program. Ms. Revels joined ABLE Act champions, Senate President Andy Gardiner,

Representative Ray Rodrigues, Kevin Thompson, Director of the ABLE United Program and Michael Roush, Director of the National Disability Institute Real Economic Impact Network for today’s press conference and launch. The DSAJ will be hosting events in Jacksonville to help local families navigate the sign-up process. For more information on ABLE United or to enroll today, visit www.ableunited.com.