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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. 

Join us Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 09:30 AM for a New Parent Orientation (Room 170A) or Potty Training (Room 153A) seminars at Emory University.

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Each year, DSAA celebrates the season in style with a holiday dance for all people with disabilities aged 16 and older.  The 2014 dance will take place Saturday, December 6th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the MJCCA, tickets are $10.00 per person and includes food, drinks, and fun!

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Each year, DSAA celebrates the joy of the season at the holiday party.  This year's party is Sunday, December 7th, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Mt Paran Church.  We will have food, drinks, Santa and lots of fun! 

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    Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 09:30 AM · 6 rsvps
    Emory Medical Education Building *note directions above - please do not use a GPS

    Education Days January 2015

    New Parent Seminar

    Room 170A *Please do not use a GPS, but rather follow the simple step by step directions below to the Emory Medical Education Building:

    9:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Potty Training Workshop

    Room 153A *Please do not use a GPS, but rather follow the simple step by step directions below to the Emory Medical Education Building:

    9:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Topics:

    • DSAA parents will share some helpful resources and encouraging stories
    • The Emory Down Syndrome Clinic will discuss medical and developmental issues for infants with Down syndrome.
    • Debbie Dobbs, M.S, will discuss applying for the Deeming Waiver.
    • Scott Jefferies, CLU, CFP, will discuss financial planning for families of children with special needs.

    Sara Mahan, PhD will discuss:

    • Preparation for potty training
    • Tips and tools for potty training
    • Realistic goals in potty training
    • Possible schedules for potty training

    Directions:

    From Interstate 20 Eastbound

    Take exit 60-B, the Moreland Avenue exit. Turn right on Moreland and follow it approximately 3 miles. Moreland will change to Briarcliff Road once it crosses Ponce de Leon Avenue. Continue straight on Briarcliff approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to Clifton Road NE. Turn left onto Clifton Rd. NE and follow for approximately ½ a mile to Houston Mill Rd NE. Turn left onto Houston Mill Rd NE.  Now skip to the parking and walking directions below.  

    From Interstate 20 Westbound

    Take exit 60, the Moreland Avenue North exit. Turn right on Moreland and follow it approximately 3 miles. Moreland will change to Briarcliff Road once it crosses Ponce de Leon Avenue. Continue straight on Briarcliff approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to Clifton Road NE. Turn left onto Clifton Rd. NE and follow for approximately ½ a mile to Houston Mill Rd NE. Turn left onto Houston Mill Rd NE.  Now skip to the parking and walking directions below. 

    From Interstate 75 North or South

    Take exit 248-C, the Freedom Parkway exit. Cross Boulevard; continue on Freedom Parkway; veer left at split; continue until it ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue; then turn right. Off Ponce, turn left on Briarcliff Road. Go approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to Clifton Road NE. Turn left onto Clifton Rd. NE and follow for approximately ½ a mile to Houston Mill Rd NE. Turn left onto Houston Mill Rd NE.  Now skip to the parking and walking directions below.

    From Interstate 85 North

    To Emory from Interstate 85 North, take exit 248-C, the Freedom Parkway exit. Cross Boulevard; continue on Freedom Parkway; veer left at split; continue until it ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue; then turn right. Off Ponce, turn left on Briarcliff Road. Go approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to Clifton Road NE. Turn left onto Clifton Rd. NE and follow for approximately ½ a mile to Houston Mill Rd NE. Turn left onto Houston Mill Rd NE.  Now skip to the parking and walking directions below. 

    From Interstate 85 South

    Take exit 91, the Clairmont Road exit. Turn left (east) on Clairmont and follow it approximately 3 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to Clifton Road NE. Turn right onto Clifton Rd. NE and follow for approximately ½ a mile to Houston Mill Rd NE. Turn left onto Houston Mill Rd NE.  Now skip to the parking and walking directions below. 

     

    Parking and Walking Directions:

    1) Go a short distance on Houston Mill Road and turn left into the parking deck that says "Staff and Student Parking."  It is right before a curve in the road, and the arms should be up (There is also a large green arrow pointing in to the parking deck).  You should be able to enter without taking a ticket.  

    2) Park on level 3 toward the back right corner of the deck.

    3) Exit the parking deck in a door in the back right corner that says "to Whitehead Human Genetics Building”

    4) Follow the walkway around the back side of the Whitehead Biomedical Research Building (NOTE: that railroad tracks are on your right)

    5) Once you get to a courtyard area, turn right to walk across a bridge and cross the railroad tracks.

    6) The Emory Medical Education is the first building on the left after the bridge.  

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