Having a child with Down syndrome can be a challenge as well as a joy. Families in Palm Beach County have turned to the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization for support since 1980 when the agency was started by a mother looking for services for her own child. Today, the agency expands educational horizons with The Learning Program, Educational Advocacy, and Exceptional Educators Teacher Training. All help children with Down syndrome maximize their learning and social potential. In 2015, Gold Coast added the Get A Life! Program for teens and a Learning Program section for Hispanic families. The iCan Bike Camp, in which 25 children and adults with Down syndrome learned to ride bikes, was launched. Gold Coast offers early intervention guidance to parents of newborns, a therapeutic music program for infants and toddlers, and adult enrichment classes. It has two full-time employees and a part-time employee. Volunteers work on fundraisers such as the Annual Buddy Walk. Last year the event attracted nearly 3,000 people and grossed nearly $250,000.