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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  • Upcoming events

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 06:30 PM
    DLA Piper in Atlanta, GA

    Board Meeting

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 02:00 PM through May 20, 2015
    Regal Atlantic Station and Turn Field

    Where Hope Grows and Braves

    WHGR_OneSheet_(1).jpgCome join the Braves and the star and producer of Where Hope Grows for a one-of kind outing on Tuesday, May 19th!

    Join David DeSanctis, the star of the new film Where Hope Grows, for a special day and night of fun watching the film and seeing a Braves game! 

    David DeSanctis and producer Milan Chakraborty will be in attendance and will hold a Q&A at a special screening of the film at Regal Atlantic Station (261 19th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30363 ) on Tuesday May 19th at 2pm. After the film we will head over to Turner Field for a special meet and greet with David and picture time at the Right Field Patio as the Braves play the Tampa Rays at 7:10pm. David will be announcing “PLAY BALL” before the game as we cheer on our Atlanta Braves.

    Combo tickets are $25.50 per person to see the film and the Braves game. Tickets to the event can be bought together or separately. The Braves ticket is located in the Outfield Pavilion. 

    For more information and to buy tickets, contact ALEX INGLE at 404.614.1404 or alex.ingle@braves.com.

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