Back in 1979, a small group of parents got together. They saw a need to provide support and information to families who had, or were expecting, babies with Down syndrome. DSAA started working out of family's homes and having board meetings at kitchen tables across metro Atlanta. In 1985, that small group of parents applied for and received tax exempt status to become a non-profit 501(c)3. Throughout the 1990’s, DSAA found itself growing in both numbers of families touched and in funding resources. In 2008, we celebrated our 30th Anniversary at a Gala Banquet and Dance. By 2008 DSAA was able to hire its first employees, an Executive Director and an Assistant Director. Today, we provide programs, services, resources and activities for all age groups.
DSAA currently serves more than XXX families across Atlanta and surrounding areas. DSAA also assists educators, health care professionals, researchers and therapists with information, training and support materials. We are affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Society, National Down Syndrome Congress and Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action. DSAA is the largest volunteer organization for those touched by Down syndrome in Georgia.