Welcome to the Down Syndrome Association of Brevard (DSAB) Resource Directory page! Here you will find a collection of valuable resources that can assist individuals with Down syndrome, their families, caregivers, and educators. We have compiled a range of resources to cover a variety of topics, from healthcare and education to advocacy and support services. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive list of resources that can enhance the lives of those with Down syndrome and empower them to reach their full potential.
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Brevard Zoo Exceptional Nature Space/Family Nature Club
Exceptional Nature Space, a behind-the-scenes natural play area with an authentic outdoor experience. The area is a modified natural habitat that is both safe and stimulating. It is designed to be flexible to meet the unique needs of children with varying exceptionalities.
Family Promise of Brevard, Inc
To collaborate with our community to provide families with the support and resources they need to achieve long-term housing stability.
The Scott Center for Autism
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology is a not-for-profit healthcare clinic founded in 2009 by Ed and Cheryl Scott and former U.S. Senator Dave Weldon. We are an integrated component of Florida Tech’s graduate program in Behavior Analysis, specializing in training, research and treatment in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our clinic is dedicated to improving the quality of life of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related disabilities in Central Florida.
The LowDOWN | A Down Syndrome Podcast
The LowDOWN: A Down Syndrome Podcast brings a professional perspective on issues facing individuals with Down syndrome and their loved ones. Hosts Marla Folden and Hina Mahmood of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation welcome North America's leading Down syndrome experts, parents and self-advocates to cover topics from across the lifespan including health, physical and intellectual development, advocacy, employment and much more.
Association for Children with Down Syndrome
ACDS was originally founded in 1966 by a group of parents on Long Island who were seeking services for their young children with Down syndrome. Since then we have grown and evolved into a lifetime services agency that serves families of children and adults with a wide range of disabilities that include; Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language Delays, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).
Down Syndrome International
UK based international disabled people's organization, comprising a membership of individuals and organizations from all over the world, committed to improving quality of life for people with Down syndrome, promoting their right to be included on a full and equal basis with others.
Jack’s Basket is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate babies with Down syndrome. We strive to ensure that every new and expectant parent is provided resources and avenues of support within the community. We aim to equip medical providers with tools to discuss the diagnosis in an unbiased way in hopes that having a baby with Down syndrome is celebrated like any other.
National Association for Down Syndrome
NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home. Their pioneering efforts have made it easier for later generations of individuals with Down syndrome to be accepted by their families and communities, to develop their capabilities, and to work towards independence.
National Down Syndrome Congress
The National Down Syndrome Congress is dedicated to an improved world for individuals with Down syndrome. We are the leading national resource of support and information for anyone touched by or seeking to learn about Down syndrome. Educate. Advocate. Empower. Inspire.
World Down Syndrome Day
UN General Assembly decided, with effect from 2012, to observe World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March each year, and invites all Member States, relevant organizations of the United Nations system and other international organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to observe World Down Syndrome Day in an appropriate manner, in order to raise public awareness of Down syndrome.
Eastern Florida Autism Center
We pride ourselves on providing quality behavior services with the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis as our foundation. No two children are the same, and as a result, behavior plans are not a one size fits all. We believe in an individualized approach allowing for the subtle differences that make the child a unique individual.
Paloma Academy is a day school for children with behavioral disabilities in Melbourne, Florida. Paloma Academy offers compassionate evidence-based behavioral therapy to children, regardless of diagnosis. The founders named the school Paloma because it means “Dove”– a symbol of peace.
UCF- Inclusive Education Services
UCF’s Inclusive Education Services (IES) program provides an inclusive, comprehensive, non-degree-seeking college experience to adults with intellectual disabilities. During the two-year experience, students discover and develop their passions and strengths, enhancing their ability to facilitate long-term, paid and fulfilling employment after graduation.
Best Buddies, Florida
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida
The Foundation provides people with Down syndrome and families opportunities to enhance their lives through strategic partnerships, unique programs that create 'inclusion' settings naturally, family support and meaningful community involvement. The Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida is a non-profit organization* started by a group of visionary parents who wanted to have a direct impact on children, families and the community as they journeyed through life with a loved one with Down syndrome. We are a grassroots organization made up of volunteers that believe that through creative programs and partnerships we can facilitate opportunities and experiences so that there is no mystery or myth about people with Down syndrome.
Easter Seals Florida
Easter seals serves 1.4 million children and adults with disabilities and their families, offering a wide range of services at 74 affiliates nationwide. We change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day, helping our clients build the skills and access the resources they need to live, learn, work and play. Easter seals Florida provides services to 40 of the 67 counties in Florida. We strive to meet the needs of each community and ensure that the people we serve can reach their full potential
UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities
Our primary service is to provide individualized, direct consultative assistance to individuals with autism and related disabilities in Central Florida and their families. Other services include technical assistance and consultation, professional training programs, and public education activities. CARD services are designed to build on the capacities of state and local resources, not to duplicate or replace them. The Center is funded by the Florida Legislature through the Florida Department of Education and all services are provided free of charge.
American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines for Health Supervision for Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome
This clinical report is designed to assist the pediatrician in caring for the child, adolescent, and family in whom a diagnosis of Down syndrome has been confirmed by chromosome analysis or suspected by prenatal screening.
Down Syndrome Clinic to You (DSC2U)
We created Down Syndrome Clinic to You (DSC2U) to bring the best of health and wellness information about Down syndrome to caregivers and primary care physicians around the globe. We believe that location and personal finances should never prevent someone from accessing the best and most timely medical information for a loved one with Down syndrome
Down Syndrome Pregnancy
Down Syndrome Pregnancy is a program administered by the National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Resources at the University of Kentucky's Human Development Institute. We provide honest, compassionate, medically-reviewed, and informative support for those preparing for the birth of a baby with Down syndrome.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
We provide patient assistance programs to help individuals living with rare diseases: Obtain medication, Receive financial help with insurance premiums and co-pays, Get diagnostic testing assistance, Receive travel assistance for clinical trials or consultation with disease specialists, Provide caregiver respite, Offer support during emergencies, Gain knowledge about rare diseases, and Connect with other patient assistance programs.
Dedicated to be the ultimate resource for everything related to the special needs community. Providing practical advice, emotional support, current trending news and educational information to empower caregivers and families of children and adults with disabilities and special healthcare needs.
Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality
The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad.
Spread the Word: Inclusion
We think the world would be better if everyone were included. Around the world, exclusion and discrimination continue to divide people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are changing that with grassroots action for inclusion. That’s Spread the Word.
Buddy Cruise is a 501c3 non-profit charity providing educational opportunities and resources for families, while promoting awareness, advocacy, and inclusion for individuals with special needs. Join us for our unique annual conference at sea! A Buddy Cruise not only gives you the opportunity to gain information through educational workshops & events, but you will network with others from across the globe that are in "the same boat", and form lasting bonds. Families who have a hard time finding a scenario to meet all family members’ needs are accommodated with a variety of activities for all ages and abilities.
Move United uses sports to push what's possible so everyone, regardless of ability, has equal access to sports and recreation in their community. Established in 1956, Move United is proud to serve wounded warfighters, youth and adults with disabilities.
Through our community activities, events, and funding for our local families, we are striving to build a supportive culture of awareness, acceptance, and advocacy throughout Brevard County.
DSAB is fully funded by generous donations from local partners in advocacy and people like you! All of our funds stay in Brevard County to directly support individuals with Down syndrome and their families living here.