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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. 

For the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21), and in honor of the 21st anniversary of the "International Year of the Family", this year's WDSD conference at the United Nations will focus on the role of families, and the positive contribution they make toward full and equal rights for people with Down syndrome.

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In your own communities, we want to promote "Random Acts of Kindness!" in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.  In collaboration with six other national Down syndrome organizations in the United States (Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, International Down Syndrome Coalition, International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, Lumind Foundation, National Down Syndrome Society), we have created a toolkit for WDSD 2015 that you can use to share information about Down syndrome with your community, celebrate people with Down syndrome, and spread a little love and kindness in the name of Down syndrome!


Join DSAA as we sponsor the annual Bregman Dance, part of the Larry Bregman conference for adults with developmental disabilities, their families and their caregivers.

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The conference is Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, and the dance is Saturday night. 

 For more information click here or call 770.677.9345.


It’s Advocacy Season in Georgia: Join DSAA at Disability Day 2015!

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9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 05, 2015

Register today here!

NEW LOCATION - LIBERTY PLAZA - an outdoor area adjacent to the State Capitol located at Capitol Avenue & MLK, Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA 30303


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    Spotlight Advocacy 2015

    In case you haven’t heard, President Obama signed the ABLE Act into law. This means we will be able to create tax-free savings accounts for our loved ones who have special needs. The savings in these accounts can help pay for disability-related expenses, such as education, housing, medical and transportation. Thank you to all of you who contacted your Representatives and Senators to request their support.

    We are now asking you to make one more ABLE Act call – to Governor Deal. We need to make sure 529 ABLE plans are available in Georgia, and Gov. Deal is the one who can make this happen. You can reach his office at 404-656-1776.

    To learn the latest about these issues and others, watch your email for updates from DSAA and subscribe to GCDD’s new, electronic-only newsletter, Public Policy for the People, which GCDD will distribute approximately every other week during the legislative session and quarterly during the rest of the year. More information is available here.

     

     

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