We Are Here to Help

The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville helps families assemble the building blocks necessary at every step of development as they construct a fulfilling life for their child.  These blocks are comprised of emotional support, information, education and connection opportunities.  The Lil Starz Group is designed to assist new and expectant parents as they begin their journey of caring for their baby in each of these areas.  Typically, parents are looking for support with issues related to gross motor skill development, transition into kindergarten, communication skill development and social connections.  We offer a variety of programs, information and support to families with children ages birth to five years old and continuing into adulthood.

Funded Therapy

Therapy2Therapy can be expensive…

The DSAJ is contracted with many locations that provide Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Computer Tutoring. If you are an active member of the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville, we will cover a portion of your OOP expenses. There is an annual family benefit of $1,000.00.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Revels or call the office
at 904-353-6300 Click Here for a list of providers that we are partners with.

Wellness & Fitness

We Partner with Weight Watchers
Helping you get fit!

The Wellness and Fitness program is in partnership with Weight Watchers. Participants spend the first portion of each meeting exercising (running the track, walking trails, group sports, Wii Fit/Dance, etc.). Students then participate in a Weight Watchers meeting, led by a certified Weight Watchers group leader, learning the basics of the program (points and weigh-ins) and healthy dietary guidelines such as portion control, making healthy food choices, the importance of exercise, portion control and more!

We meet on Wednesday evenings from 3:45pm – 5:15pm
at The Arc Jacksonville Village.

If you have any questions,
please contact Desiree Jomant or call the office at 904-353-6300

Soccer Program

DSAJ-SoccerThe DSAJ Soccer program is offered to individuals with intellectual and developmental differences ages 4 and up. The players are grouped into teams based on age and soccer skills. Our purpose is to provide an environment in which everyone can participate, exercise safely, learn how to play and make friends.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Desiree Jomant or call the office at 904-353-6300

Basketball Program

DSAJ-BasketballThe DSAJ Basketball program is offered to individuals with intellectual and developmental differences ages 8 and up. The players are grouped into teams based on age and ability. Our Basketball program is held at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church each Spring and is led by Coach JP.

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If you have any questions, please contact Desiree Jomant or
call the office at 904-353-6300

DSAJ Starz

DSAJ-Starz-Dance-TeamThe DSAJ Starz Dance Team season will run January through May. Our Starz compete in local competitions and perform at various events in the community. Boys and girls are both welcome to participate. Our dancers are led by coaches Dani Frei and Desiree Jomant.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Desiree Jomant or
call the office at 904-353-6300