The FOUNDATION is proud to offer several innovative programs in partnership with UCF! Leveraging the vast resources of the second-largest university in the country, we develop and provide programs that improve the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. We have some of the most innovative minds and research teams, helping our members in all stages of life. This on-going partnership allows our programs to evolve and improve year after year. It is a win-win-win solution for our families, the students attending UCF who benefit from learning alongside our members and the community.
This program is for members 18+ and will allow them to gain independence, socialize, and make new friends and memories while learning life skills out in the community.
This program consists of monthly drop-off events where participants can experience fun outings in an independent but safe environment (fully staffed). Social gatherings include trips to restaurants, movies, bowling alleys, and other fun places.
Our Club 321 is for middle school and high school students. This program helps our tweens and teens make new friends and memories while practicing the skills needed to navigate life and the community successfully. The events are regularly out in the community doing things teens love to do.
As moms, our help and support are in constant demand … but you can’t continuously give when your cup is running dry. We want to help FILL UP YOUR CUP!
Join us for our monthly outing to share your evening with beloved friends and connect with new ones within the community.
Our Parent Informational Meetings are typically on the third Thursday of every month. They provide opportunities for parents to gather together and learn/discuss information on topics that are educational and helpful to our families. Attending a meeting is a great way to stay informed and meet new families. Past topics have included potty training, oral motor therapy, conversational skills, post-secondary options, and more.