Early Education (ages 0-4)


The DSA of Delaware’s Outreach Coordinators offer support and resources to families of children with Down syndrome that are moving or have moved into Delaware and the region.

Susan Blessington

Susan Blessington
Outreach Coordinator

Ari Avila

Ari Avila
Spanish Outreach Coordinator

Children’s Down Syndrome Clinic

The Down Syndrome Program at Nemours/Alfred duPont Hospital for Children provides a coordinated, multi-specialty approach to address every child’s medical, developmental and social needs — helping them reach their full health and developmental potential.


Our team has developed a comprehensive checklist that helps assist your family in navigating medical, recreation, social needs and more. This checklist lists area programs and resources you may be unaware of and want to explore further. We encourage you to review the list and contact us with questions. View the Checklist. If you are a prenatal or new parent we have a condensed checklist at the top of the document.

Early Intervention into the School System

When your child is two years old it is time to begin discussing the transition into the school system with your service coordinator.

Days of Summer Camp (ages 3+)

The Days of Summer Camp was started in 2012 with a small group of about twenty children and has grown into a large summer day program. The goal of the camp is to allow children with Down syndrome the opportunity to have the experiences of summer camp while practicing independence, developing physical and emotional health as well as increasing their confidence levels. We strive to maintain an atmosphere where children can build great peer relationships as well as have a fun experience at camp!

Camp is a fun day camp experience for children with Down syndrome ages 3-13 and their siblings ages 3-10. Children are provided with the traditional camp experience with crafts, games, and many other exciting activities, at no cost to their families. Campers are not required to be potty trained.

DSADE Days of Summer Camp