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 on Sunday, October 19th at Centennial Olympic park for the 17th annual Buddy Walk Atlanta!


Register your team or donate today at https://www.ds-stride.org/atlantabuddywalk!

People with Down syndrome, families and friends will walk a ½ mile route around Centennial Olympic Park where attendees enjoy live music, entertainment, games, bounce houses and many other family oriented activities.

D.A.D.S. will host their 4th Annual Golf Tournament at beautiful Bear's Best Atlanta in Suwanee on October 24th, 2014.


Each golfer will receive lunch, dinner, and a goodie bag.  Spots sell out fast so grab yours today here!

Thanks to all the players and sponsors that continue to make this event a success.  In 2013 D.A.D.S raised over $20,000 at the tournament for a three year total of $46,000 for the Atlanta Down syndrome community.

DSAA will host its third annual Buddy Breakfast on September 18, 2014 from 7:30am - 9:30am.  The breakfast highlights the winners of our Buddy Awards, recognizing Atlantans who have made significant contributions to the education, awareness, advocacy or support of persons with Down syndrome in metro Atlanta.


  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 02:00 PM · 17 rsvps
    Hudson Grill in Atlanta, GA

    Buddy Walk Kick Off

    DSAA families are invited to join us for a Buddy Walk party where they can learn about fundraising tips, and how the Buddy Walk benefits the DSAA. Attendees will also learn how to register on the Buddy Walk® website and get helpful tips for making the most of their team.


    On site materials:

    • Team Captain kit
    • Volunteer signup sheet
    • Raffle signup sheet
    • iPad BW Team registration

    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Light refreshments will be provided, no childcare but parents may bring supervised children.


    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 06:30 PM
    Gigi's Playhouse in Atlanta, GA

    Board Meeting

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