Membership powers our mission.

When you join DSACF, you join an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people with Down syndrome in Central Florida and beyond. Membership makes our programs, resources and advocacy efforts possible for thousands of individuals with special needs and their families.

Individual / Family

As a DSACF individual or family member, you get access to exclusive programs and services for every age and stage of Down syndrome. Membership benefits include:
Family Fun Days at local theme parks

Scholarships** for therapies, medical expenses, emergency help conventions and seminars (more than 20K granted in 2022)

Member-only events (i.e., holiday parties, Moms Night Out, DADS group events, etc.)

Parent mentors and support meetings featuring experts

New parent information/welcome packets distributed by hospitals and medical professionals

Parent support & community groups

Dance/movement/music therapy classes

Free IEP advocacy

Public affairs advocacy on your behalf

Summer camps, after-school activities, fitness programs, etc.

Resource lending library of books, videos, and reading programs

New Family Celebrations Brunches

Annual Holiday Party – an evening of fun!

The free annual medical clinic “Special Clinic for Special People”

Free Webinars – Lunch & Learn

Other Member discounts as applicable
*New members are eligible for FREE membership for their first year. DSACF offers membership scholarships to families whose financial situations create barriers to participation.

**Scholarship preference is given to active members, and membership is encouraged. The scholarship year runs from Aug - July.

Read our Scholarship Attendance Policy.
“As a parent of an adult who has Down syndrome, I see many programs offered by DSACF as a unique way to connect with other families. DSACF offers opportunities for adults with Down syndrome to form friendships, learn job and life skills and to be an important part of a community. Thank you DSACF!”

“The Young Athletes Program was wonderful! Cooper was able to develop new physical fitness skills and I enjoyed spending time at the Success Center with other parents who are at similar points in their journey. They had some great advice to share.”

- Diane