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Who is DSACO? 

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO) was incorporated in 1984 to support families, promote community involvement, and encourage a lifetime of opportunities for people with Down syndrome. We believe this can be achieved by providing families and individuals living with Down syndrome with meaningful, convenient, and unique opportunities to discover independence and to celebrate their achievements. 

What does DSACO do?

Over the arc of a lifetime, starting from diagnosis and along every step of the way, DSACO is there to help. Our robust services provide a broad spectrum of opportunities for those in the Down syndrome community, no matter who you are.

What counties do we serve?

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio provides a variety of information, education, support and assistance to people with Down syndrome and their families in 23 Ohio counties, including Athens, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Madison, Marion, Meigs, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway, Ross, Union, and Vinton. Please note that the services, programming, and supports are not exclusive to the 23 counties highlighted. If you have an interest in a particular program or event that we offer, please do not hesitate to join us! 

How are you making a difference?

At the heart of our mission is a commitment to support the Down syndrome community, which we consider our diverse and dynamic family. Our goal is to empower people with Down syndrome by offering a comprehensive range of programs and resources tailored to meet their unique and evolving needs. By working together, we can create a brighter future for everyone in the community.

40 Years of Serving Families:

For 40 years, DSACO has been serving families throughout Central Ohio who have a loved one with Down syndrome. 40 years of listening, learning, and elevating the voices of families to ensure their needs are heard. 40 years of advocating, educating, and innovating to ensure their needs are met:

Diversity Outreach Strategies

Through our Diversity Outreach program, DSACO is forging new community partnerships within the Somali and Hispanic & Latino communities to successfully increase participation across diverse groups, including a new Somali Resource Group.

Expand our Programs to Teens & Adults

The commitment to teens & adults with Down syndrome is evident with the expansion of programming for them. DSACO has added a new Adult Stamping Club location, a new fitness program in 321go!, and a High School Social Group to bridge new connections among high school aged individuals.

Increase in Financial Assistance to Families

DSACO is committed to meeting families where they are. Beyond linking families with local resources, we extend financial assistance during challenging times. Our belief is that supporting the entire family not only addresses immediate needs, but also nurtures a lifetime of opportunities for people with Down syndrome.

To learn more about the impact you're making, please visit www.dsaco.net