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Central Florida Down Syndrome Association, Inc.

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Mission: DSACF is the leading voice for individuals with Down syndrome and its mission is to offer hope, encouragement and acceptance through advocacy, education and awareness so that each may realize their potential as members of our community.

Geographic areas served: Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia, Lake, Polk, and Brevard counties

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Catherine Green D.

Board Member

Rating: 5

DSACF is amazing and does a tremendous job of helping individuals and families of individuals with Down syndrome in the central Florida area.

Diane Saulon L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The DSACF offers so many amazing programs, in all types of developmental areas (physical, social, intellectual, etc.) all year long. Everything from sports to dance class to potty training courses to seminars about educational and legal rights. Staff is so supportive as is their community. Don’t know what our family would do without them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

DSACF is an amazing organization that has benefited my daughter and family immensely!!! The support and educational programs it has provided is second-to-none!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In one capacity or another, I’ve been involved with Central Florida Down Syndrome Association for nearly twenty years. I can say, without a doubt, that I have never met a group of people that is as dedicated, kind, loving, and supportive as the staff of CFDSA.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I use their services, and the leadership is top notch.

Donor

Rating: 5

We support the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida for being inclusive, forward thinking and helpful to everyone who contacts them. Their warm and generous hearts can be seen by anyone whose lives they have touched. Thank you for being so amazing.

Janet Crombie B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Three years ago our daughter got a prenatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome for her baby. It turned all of our world's upside down, and the DSACF was invaluable in putting it right side up again. Over those three years we have made strong friendships with other members and attended so many valuable events/seminars etc. including sign language classes, medical clinics, educational strategy sessions. Every one of them has helped us to help our grandson, and we heartily recommend their work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DSACF is a wonderful organization! Whether you are looking for membership or volunteer opportunities, they always exceed expectations and are always looking for ways to help the community!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The DSACF rocks!! I love all of the programs they put on for the members of our community!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The DSACF reached out to us 17 years ago when my daughter was born. They have been there for our family for support from day one. I thank God everyday for their leadership and support.

Client Served

Rating: 5

DSACF has been a phenomenal support throughout the lifespan of people with Down Syndrome. I love the sense of community and friendships that have been formed here. The future is so bright for new families!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with DSACF a few months after my granddaughter was born with Down syndrome. It has given me the education and the awareness to advocate for her. This organization really cares for the families in Central Florida who have special needs. The organization has grown since the DS population has grown -- mainly because the life expectancy of those with DS has expanded.

I can't say enough good things about DSACF!

Client Served

Rating: 5

DSACF has been a godsend for me and my family. We have lived in Central Florida for over 20 years, and hadn't really sought out help for my adult brother with Down Syndrome. He had grown into a loner, and wasn't living his best life. Since we've come in contact with this agency, we have been invited to join them at special events, he has met new people, we have received educational and social assistance. We now have someone to ask when we don't know something about his health, benefits, opportunities. I'm so grateful for this agency, we are fortunate to have such an active and strong Down Syndrome association here in Central Florida!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Since the day my daughter was born (19 years ago), this ASSOCIATION has always been there for us. There has always been someone there who could either answer my question or guide me to the right place. I have been able to participate in a variety of programs... from baby playgroups to Employment & Entrepreneurship and everything in between to help maximize her potential. They have ALWAYS BELIEVED IN EVERY CHILD'S POTENTIAL and encouraged inclusion throughout the community. The leadership is phenomenal! Not only is the CEO a well-qualified business woman in the non-profit world, but she is also a fellow mother of a child with Down syndrome. One of the best Down syndrome organizations in the country!
Lynn