The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida is a not-for-profit association founded in 1991 by parents of children with Down syndrome. It has grown from a few families to over 1,100 individuals with DS and their families. We serve families in an area of over 10 counties with help from more than 15,000 friends, professionals, volunteers and other supporters. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors. More than 50% of our board members have family members with Down syndrome.
DSACF is the leading voice for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. We offer hope, encouragement, and acceptance through advocacy, education, and awareness so that everyone may realize their potential as members of our community.
Director of Development
Board of Directors
Ryan Hayes, President/Morgan & Morgan
Stacy Taylor, Vice President/Advance Learning Academy
Pablo Abreu, Treasurer/Moore Stephens Lovelace
Rev. Chris Chandler, Christ Presbyterian Church
Joe Gavigan, Secretary/Walt Disney World Resorts
Kristi Koester, Walt Disney World Resorts
Rebecca Samaan, OTR/L
Martha Santoni, Nemours Children’s Hospital
James Walson, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed PA
Affilations & Sponsors
Our general monthly meetings are held every fourth Friday from 7 to 9 PM at
Calvary Assembly of God Church, Education Building
1199 Clay St., Winter Park.
Dates, locations, and agendas are subject to change, so please see our calendar or call 407-478-5621 for the most up-to-date information.
We also offer monthly DADS (Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome) meetings, Sibshops, playgroups, and more!
Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida
204 N. Wymore Rd.
Winter Park, FL 32789
DADS Voicemail: 407-504-1747