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.
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
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
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
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