The Down Syndrome Association of Central New Jersey (DSACNJ) is a non-profit parent support group, established to assist families of children and adults with Down syndrome (i.e., Trisomy 21) in the following ways:

  • We are an initial point of contact for local families who have received a diagnosis that their newborn or unborn child has Down Syndrome;
  • We provide support, encouragement and up-to-date information to parents of children with Down syndrome and to others whose lives are touched by them;
  • We offer meetings and social gatherings for people with Down Syndrome and their families;
  • We disseminate information to our members about events, activities, speakers, conferences and other resources of interest to the Down syndrome community;
  • We maintain a network of families to foster an exchange of information regarding local medical resources, conferences, development programs, educational programs, etc. from which our families can benefit;
  • We celebrate the lives of our children and encourage them to reach their full potential;
  • We promote the inclusion of all people with Down syndrome in our schools and community through advocacy and information; and
  • We are affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Congress and the National Down Syndrome Society.