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WHO WE ARE

York Area Down Syndrome Association (YADSA) is a non-profit organization that provides support to families with children and adults with disabilities with a primary focus on individuals with Down syndrome.

WHAT WE DO

You can count on YADSA to be supportive, informative and there for your family. We offer many activities and have monthly business and support meetings.

WHY WE DO IT

Provide information for parents and the community through meetings, special speakers, and educational training.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

YADSA has several activities throughout the year.  These activities are listed under our activities section on the website.  They provide wonderful opportunities for growth, development and friendships.

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NEWS & UPDATES

Down Syndrome Reality Show Wins New Season

August 31, 2017

After receiving a half-dozen Emmy nominations, new episodes of a reality show following a group of young people with Down syndrome are on the way. A&E Network said it has renewed “Born This Way” for a fourth season. The show, which centers on seven young adults with Down syndrome and their families, will return with … Read more

A Drug for Down Syndrome

August 31, 2017

Early in the evening of June 25, 1995, hours after the birth of his first and only child, the course of Dr. Alberto Costa’s life and work took an abrupt turn. Still recovering from a traumatic delivery that required an emergency Caesarean section, Costa’s wife, Daisy, lay in bed, groggy from sedation. Into their dimly … Read more

Yorkers With Down Syndrome Get National Recognition

March 21, 2017

On Sept. 17, two Yorkers will have their photos presented on the Jumbotron screen in Times Square at the annual National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk in New York City. The Buddy Walk, which is a national event, has been hosted in New York since 1995 to create Down syndrome awareness and offer a day … Read more

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Kendall's Kingdom

Team Highlight...Kendall's Kingdom!

Kendall is a 3.5 year old little girl with Down syndrome. Her team name is Kendall's Kingdom and she has a HUGE group of supporters each year! Kendall is such a ... See more

Team fundraising page for Kendall's Kingdom

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York Area Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk

Thank you to everyone who had donated to YADSA so far!

There is still time to sign up to join us at the 13th Annual YADSA Buddy Walk on October 7th. We have 40 great teams to join or start one of ... See more

Event landing page for York Area Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk

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York Area Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk

The 13 Annual YADSA Buddy Walk is just three weeks away, October 7th! There is still time to register to walk or donate. (A shirt no longer comes with your registration but will be available for ... See more

Event landing page for York Area Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk

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