Welcome to Down syndrome Naples

We are a support community with information and events for children and adults with Down syndrome.

We are honored to be the catalyst that Additional Needs, Incl. a 501(C)(3) was founded and to be hosting their business resources for employers and employees. At ANI we believe in uniting all resources that are available for individuals with additional needs and their families.

By employing individuals with additional needs to research and maintain the website, we provide a platform for them to share their abilities and unique insights and ideas. The website is also a vehicle for educating employers about the benefits of hiring individuals with additional needs as well as connecting them to employees.

Additional Needs, Inc. vision: “A compassionate society has a responsibility to ensure that individuals with additional needs are given the opportunities and resources to reach their full potential.”

The 21st Annual Art Fest Naples at Fleischmann Park will benefit Additional Needs.

The Title Sponsor Neurology Office Joseph Kandel, M.D. & Associates is made in honor of The Foundation For The Developmentally Disabled. The generous community sponsors are Associates Bruce L. Scheiner Attorney For The Injuried, The Warren Family Peni & Mel, EndurtechCarter Outdoor Advertising, Table of Grace Church, Elly Hagen Marketing & Publications, Bounce Naples, Action Cooling & Heating, Advanced StoneCare & Restoration and Ged Law Attorney At Law.

Helpful Resources

First Time Parents

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Let us help provide you with information and resources which will make caring for your child with additional needs easier.


Our children require additional needs, training for such needs are not generally studied. Our aim here is to provide the resources and motivation necessary and aid today’s teachers and educators.

Medical Industry

There is a need to update doctors, nurses and many more in this industry on how to properly and positively discuss the fact that our children simply have additional needs.

Local Resources

Here are the local resources for Collier County for individuals with Down syndrome as well as other additional needs.