IT'S FLORIDA ABLE ACT ADVOCACY WEEK PALM BEACH COUNTY!
Congratulations, Florida! All Florida representatives and one of our senators have signed on to support and co-sponsor this important legislation. Senator Nelson is the ONLY member of Congress from Florida not co-sponsoring the ABLE Act at this time! So GCDSO, as well as ALL Down Syndrome groups and advocates around the state are asking that the Senator join his fellow Senator and ALL Florida Representatives to cosponsor this important legislation for the disability community! THIS week we are calling, tweeting, visiting, emailing Sen. Nelson and his staff. For easy links and templates, as well as more details about the Act, click here.
Welcome to Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit family support and resource organization serving 350 families and dedicated to making the future brighter for individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Recipient of the 2010 National Down Syndrome Congress National Parent Group Award!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE 19TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK, AS A WALKER, DONOR OR SPONSOR! THIS YEAR'S EVENT, THE BEST BUDDY WALK EVER, RAISED OVER $175,000 FOR LOCAL PROGRAMS! CLICK THE BW LOGO TO MAKE A DONATION IN HONOR OF YOUR FAVORITE 2013 BUDDY WALKER!
We are also the proud recipient of a joint National Down Syndrome Congress / Global Down Syndrome Foundation Educational Grant which was awarded summer 2012 at the NDSC Convention in Washington, D.C. The dollars will be used to continue our work training teachers who teach students with Down syndrome in general education classes.
Are you pregnant? Did you have a test and the results showed that you may be expecting a baby with Down syndrome? Did you have a test and the results show you are expecting a baby with Down syndrome? The information found at this link may be helpful to you and your family.
We are parents, families, and friends working together for over 33 years to create brighter futures for all individuals with Down syndrome in our community. Click here to find out more about what we do.
Inclusion is the foundation of the house. It is not a guarantee, but rather a precondition for the growth and development of full and healthy human beings.
From What is Inclusion by Jack Pearpoint & Marsha Forest
Link to NDSC "Myth Buster"
The Respect PSA
View a short video from The Foundation for a Better Life
Link to DSGKC Just Like You - Down Syndrome Video