GAPS System

For any families that receive GAPS: 

We regret to inform you that the GAPS system has been down since Friday February 14 and still appears to be down. GAPS is currently experiencing technical issues resulting in a delay in responses and processing. GBI posted on their blog that Gemalto has been made aware of the issue and there is no ETA on a fix at this time. Please continue to bear with us as we are working to get all of these records processed as we receive them.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Jordan North, Georgia Department of Human Services.


Lucky You - Sharing the Love with Discount Codes

Reserve your seat for the upcoming Consortium where you will gain valuable tools and insights pertaining to your loved one. Register for $40 now through February 15; that's $10 off!

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Who doesn't love Mamma Mia! and cheering on the adult community as they shine on stage? Use code "DSAA" to get a 50% discount off one ticket per family. Limited to 25 uses, so act fast! *Don't forget to choose the March 14 show at 7:30 pm to view with other DSAA families.

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RSVP for 3.21 BrewHaHa

Our World Down Syndrome Day BrewHaHa is coming soon. Visit the event page to learn more and buy tickets. Invite your friends, family neighbors and anyone else who celebrates Down syndrome!

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Five Forks Public Library Class Offerings

The Five Forks Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library is holding a life skills class and Book Club for adults and teens with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Both programs are held in the meeting room at the Five Forks Branch, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville, GA  30044. Pre-registration is preferred, by phone or email. Both programs are presented in partnership with the Dunamis Educational Foundation.


Your Best Life: Skills & Safety Classes for Adults & Teens 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 3 -  The Art of Conversation
Thursday, March 19 - Making Friends & Being a Good Friend
Monday, April 27 - Taking Care of Your Home: Spring Cleaning & Home Repairs


Open Your World Book Club for Adults & Teens
Tuesdays through March 3, 3-4:30 p.m.
A book club for readers and aspiring readers, reading one title over the course of 8 weeks. 


Gracie's Law Advocacy Day Recap

After an amazing day advocating for Gracie's Law and an end to organ transplant discrimination against people with a diagnosed developmental disability, Gracie's Law was dropped on the floor at the State Capitol and officially has a House Bill - HB 842! 

Learn more about Gracie's Law and the Nobles family that is pioneering this law in Georgia. DSAA will update soon with further action items to take to support this bill.


Upcoming Social, Learning and Advocacy Events

Happy New Year to all of our families and friends! A few quick reminders:

Gracie's Law Advocacy Day, January 29 - Join us at the Capitol as we advocate for Gracie's Law and organ transplant discrimination. For updates on the law, join the Facebook group.

Georgia Down Syndrome Consortium, February 29 - A day not to miss with sessions on health, behavior, sleep, healthy couples talk, educational transition, advocacy and so much more!



3.21 BrewHaHa & Nominate a Self-Advocate, March 21 - Registration is now open for our World Down Syndrome Day celebration, March 21 from 7-10 pm at Sweetwater Brewery! 


Cast your vote now for Self-Advocate of the Year:



Save the Date: Mamma Mia!, March 14 - Join us Saturday March 14th at 7:30 pm to support local actors in the Mamma Mia! production of Jerry's Habima Theater, an inclusive theatre company that features actors of all abilities. More than half of this year's cast are actors with Down syndrome! Discount code to purchase tickets coming soon. 

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