The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida is an accredited and award-winning not-for-profit association founded in 1991 by parents of children with Down syndrome. It has grown from a few families to over 1,200 individuals with DS and their families. We serve families in an area of over 10 counties with help from more than 17,000 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 all individuals with Down syndrome and their families. We offer hope, encouragement and acceptance through advocacy, education and awareness as we guide individuals with Down syndrome through life’s transitions. Together, we create a Central Florida community composed of and dedicated to individuals with Down syndrome – and those who love them – so that each may realize their potential.

View our financial information on Guidestar, where the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida is a Gold Level Participant.

Our commitment to transparency has also led us to seek accreditation through the Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, a rigorous vetting process.


As an non-profit organization, we work with families to provide them with resources through their child's every stage of life. From delivering new parent packages to families in the hospital, to providing books and information via our in-office resource library, below is a wish list of items we could use to continue the work that we do! 

  • Developmental Books (new or gently used)
  • Developmental Toys (new or gently used)
  • Stamps
  • Teddy Bears (new)
  • Baskets (new or gently used)
  • Auction Items
  • Grill (new or gently used)
  • Gift Cards
  • Spa or beauty packages for auction
  • Hotel and destination packages for auction
  • Tickets to events for auction

Tax ID Information

Central Florida Down Syndrome Association, Inc.

Est. 1991