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What a year 2023 has been!

Every year since Covid, we have gotten stronger as a community. Our membership has increased, our events have more members engaged, our fundraising efforts have increased, and we see the growth of each of our Down syndrome superstars!
This year has brought some new changes as well. Our office location moved from Coral Springs to Plantation in April. We are now more central for our members, and have a larger office space to hold meetings and events.  Our SU4DS Walk location changed within Markham Park, we put our heads together and planned every new detail to ensure its success, and it paid off! This has been one of our highest fundraising years!
We formed new partnerships with our Walk sponsors, who have been instrumental in adding ways to help BGCDSO grow. We’ve added a monthly Read-Along event, which allows our DS members to have a night together, and our Coffee and Conversation group,  so our parents to have a couple of hours of adult conversation. Sharing moments and experiences give us hope that things are okay even when they are hard, and that we as a community, are not alone in this journey.
We are so appreciative of all our Members, Volunteers, our Group Coordinators, Community Members, Sponsors, and our Board and Staff for all the hard work and due diligence that is put into all you do to help support our Organization! We truly could not be successful without you! We look forward to a Happy & Healthy 2024!

Welcome to Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Org.

The Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization is a family support and resource organization dedicated to serving families who have an individual with Down syndrome. Our mission is to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families by providing support, information, education, and advocacy, thus enabling each individual to reach his or her full potential.

 We Offer a Variety of Services


Our newsletter is published 3-4 times a year. It is jam packed with information about workshops, events, family spotlight and more. View our latest newsletter.


We provide  parent education, training workshops, share information about other local workshops and resource fairs. We also provide scholarships to Gold Coast members to attend national workshops.

Social Events

We have many social events throughout the year for families, toddlers, children, teens, young adults and parents. We also sponsor many community events. Please check our calendar for upcoming events.

New Parent Visits

We make visits to new parents of children with Down syndrome. We help them get started with information and support. Families of newborns can also download the informative publication, A Promising Future Together: A Guide for New and Expectant Parents from the NDSC.

Thank you, MQ Realty Group!

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Thank you, MQ Realty Group, for renewing your Bronze Sponsorship! We appreciate your continued support of the Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2024 Walk and the Broward Gold Coast Down…

Thank you, Sam’s Club #6341!

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Thank you to Walmart/Sunrise Sam's Club - Facility #6341 for choosing BGCDSO to receive their Community Grant! Every donation received helps us to continue our Mission!

Kaylee’s Health Journey by Risa Teate

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This is the journey of Kaylee Marie Gallegos. Kaylee was born in Boca Raton on August 14th, 1998, to her mom, Risa Teate, at age forty-six. She was born at…