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Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee provides for families in need

Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee provides for families in need
Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee provides for families in need
Posted at 7:00 PM, May 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-20 15:38:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Parents in The Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee came together Sunday.

According to the National Down Syndrome Association, children with down syndrome learn better when they're surrounded by peers who don't have special needs.

Families facing the same challenges want to make sure their child is in the right programs at school, getting the proper attention.

"We're just overwhelmed with the different education costs that come along with extra tutoring, or cost once insurance runs out for therapies," said Amber Davis, Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee President. "And so, for DSAT to be able to provide stipends to cover some of those additional costs and different scholarships, so that our kids really have a chance."

The Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee will hold their largest fundraiser, the Buddy Walk, on Nov. 3.