PRLog - July 16, 2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville, FL – The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville was recently named the 2014 National Parent Group at the National Down Syndrome Congress 42nd Annual Convention and Awards Banquet held July 11-13 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN. This award is given to the best parent group in the country for providing significant resources, both educational and social, to the families they serve, and for their guidance and participation in the NDSC (National Down Syndrome Congress) Partnership Alliance.
“It is such an honor to receive the National Parent Group Award,” says DSAJ Executive Director Debbie Revels, who attended the convention this year with her son. “The Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville is continually committed to excellence and to be awarded and recognized among a peer group of over 300 affiliates is very rewarding and inspiring.”
Every year the NDSC Convention draws thousands of people from around the world to review the latest updates on Down Syndrome research and to network with fellow Down Syndrome support organizations. DSAJ attends every year in order to increase the reach of their local outreach efforts. DSAJ’s most popular community event is their Annual Buddy Walk, which will take place in Jacksonville on November 12, 2014. For more information or to volunteer for that event, please visit www.dsaj.org/
Started in Jacksonville in 1989 by families looking for support, the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville is a non-profit organization committed to helping people with Down Syndrome achieve their full potential. Their mission is to build a community that is educated, supportive and inclusive of individuals with Down Syndrome. For more information or to volunteer with DSAJ please visit www.dsaj.org.