December 1st is #GivingTuesday!

Join us as we celebrate #GivingTuesday, a day of charitable giving fueled by social media and the collaboration of people worldwide!

Here's how it works:
To donate, simply text "GIVE2DS" to 50155 
on your mobile device or go to the bottom of this page and DONATE NOW!

Then spread the word...Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest...
Ask your friends, followers and family to do the same.
(Use hashtags #GivingTuesday and #Give2DS")
If you ask 10 people, and each of them ask 10 people and they ask 10 people...
You see how quickly we can reach literally thousands of people in a single day!

You can get creative...have a little fun! How about printing out a Selfie Sign, take a quick pic of yourself, your kids or even your pet! 

The Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida exists not only to support and help families and individuals with Down syndrome, but also to help the community experience and appreciate the gifts our members  bring their peers, friends and neighbors.

 Here are just a few programs that make a difference throughout the year:
  • College & Career Readiness Prep program in partnership with the UCF College of Education and Human Resources providing young adults the opportunity to experience college life with UCF students one Saturday per month.
  • Down Syndrome Partners in Education provides training and support for eight school districts across Central Florida.
  • Nationally recognized The Learning Program™ in partnership with the UCF Teaching Academy complements formal education with research based learning techniques in reading and math.
  • iCan Bike Camps allowed 160 individuals the opportunity to learn to ride a two-wheeled bicycle in just five days.

  • The iCan Communicate Program is designed to assist individuals with Down syndrome that have limited speech. The FOUNDATION provides iPads to participants who work with the students in the UCF graduate level course: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • The iCan Excel teaches members exercises to manage stress levels and develop effective coping strategies which may significantly lead to more positive implications for learning as well as increase resiliency.  
  • Club 321 is designed for middle school and high school students to give them an opportunity to gain independence, socialize and make new friends and memories. 
  • We provide the community with hundreds of opportunities to interact with individuals with Down syndrome through work, community and educational scholarships, giving them a better idea of what all of us can do when we work together. In 2017, we awarded over $125,000 in scholarships.

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