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. 

iCan Shine!

iCan Bike helps individuals with disabilities discover how to independently ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle, creating a gateway of opportunity that helps them gain confidence in many other aspects of their lives.

In one week approximately 80% of participants learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle!  Camp is back at Northview High School in Duluth and runs from June 15-19th.

Did you join us for the Inaugural WDSD Color Dash and want photos?  View the photos here and comment on the photo you’d like. You will receive an email with the photo to download



As the last of the winter weather moves out, it’s time to take advantage of all the great activities Atlanta has to offer!  Click here for a list of family friendly events across the metro.  



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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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