Welcome to the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta

Our Mission is to educate stakeholders, unite our community, and build bridges between worlds, so that individuals with Down syndrome and their families are connected to opportunities for an amazing life.

Founded in 1979, The Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta (DSAA) is a 501 (c)(3) Georgia non-profit organization dedicated to providing individuals with Down syndrome and their families life-long community connections. 


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    Spotlight: GCDD 2017 Advocacy Days

    Dates & Topics of 2017 Advocacy Days

    Time: All advocacy days will run from 8:30 AM till approximately 12:30 PM

    Location: Central Presbyterian Church across from the Georgia State Capitol at 201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

     

    January 18: Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Day

    February 1: DD Waivers Day 1

    February 7: DD Waivers Day 2

    February 23: Employment Day

    February 28: Enable Work and Families Day (Family Care Act, PeachWork, and Phillip Payne Personal Assistance Program)

    March 9: Home & Community Day (Elder & Disabled Abuse Registry, Offensive Language, Transportation, Residential Housing Study Committee)

     

    Daily Schedule Overview

    8:30 - 9:00     Arrival & Registration

    9:00 - 9:20     Welcome & Understand the Issue

    9:20 - 9:40     Demonstration of a visit with a legislator

    9:40 - 10:10     Break into teams to practice the legislative visit

    10:10 - 12:30     Go to the Capitol in teams to call legislators to the ropes

    12:30 approx.     Drop off legislative visit form to Dawn, Hanna or Stacey

     

    Questions? Problems Registering? Contact Hanna at 404.657.2124 or hanna.rosenfeld@gcdd.ga.gov

     

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    News

    DSAA is looking for Volunteers! 

    If you are interested in helping the DSAA grow, we could use you! Volunteer opportunities include:

    • Serving on a Buddy Walk committee - Buddy Walk is our largest fundraiser of the year!
    • Helping with fundraising
    • Participating in our First Call program  and being a resource to families with a new diagnosis
    • Creating new parent welcome kits
    • Helping to plan education seminars for parents
    • Helping  one of our community networking groups to plan programs out in the community
    • Using your business skills to help DSAA with our database, outreach, mailings, and more

    Got an idea? Let's here it! Contact Sheryl Arno at Sheryl.Arno@dsaatl.org.

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