The Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO) is the leading source of information, support and referral assistance to over 1,200 families and professionals throughout 23 counties in Central Ohio.


Annual Adult Conference

The only event of its kind in Ohio – where adults can develop tools for advocacy and independence in their communities

Golf Academy

A partnership with community golf courses to teach golf skills and leadership values

Summer Learning Academy

Offering 60 hours of summer academic instruction for children grades 1-4

Recreation & Education Scholarships


First Connect

A one-on-one parent mentoring program for new families

Support & Resource Groups

Offering valuable opportunities for our members to connect, learn and share

Sponsored Events

Giving families the opportunity to meet and socialize

Programs & Seminars

Ranging from IEP planning to estate and guardianship for support throughout the lifespan


DS Medical Edge

Medical outreach program that ensures families who receive a Down syndrome diagnosis get accurate, up-to-date information from their doctors

Seminars & Lectures

Featuring nationally-renowned speakers that explore topics ranging from educational advocacy to new research in Down syndrome

Legislative Advocacy

Collaborating with state departments & Ohio legislators to strengthen laws that support & protect the disability community