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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

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

OUR VISION

To promote acceptance and inclusion for all individuals with Down syndrome with a focus on living a healthy, happy, fulfilled life.

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

A mom’s wonderful message to anyone just finding out their child has Down syndrome

April 13, 2019

The following story is one of many in support of passing the Down Syndrome Protection Act (House Bill 2050 & Senate Bill 1050) because Down syndrome is a life worth living. To any woman that is faced with a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, may I share with you my experience of having my child … Read more

Congress should give it up for Down syndrome research

January 25, 2018

On levels both moral and practical, Congress has for years been failing those born with Down syndrome and their families. We hope the new year brings about a stark reversal in the second-class treatment this unique population is receiving. Lawmakers should greatly increase Down syndrome funding for research and assistance. According to analysis by the … Read more

21-year-old with Down syndrome builds successful business with his father

January 25, 2018

HUNTINGTON, New York, January 24, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A successful business co-founded by a young man with Down syndrome to make people happy is attracting more attention after a video was posted online recently that told its uplifting story. The media had paid some attention to John’s Crazy Socks since its December 2016 founding, but … Read more

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Support York Area Down Syndrome Association in #givelocalyork!

Ten days away from Give Local York!

Every year YADSA gives away grants to several of our kiddos to cover medical needs or therapies not covered by insurance. Over the years grants have helped to pay ... See more

I’m ready to support York Area Down Syndrome Association on May 3, 2019 during Give Local York County. Learn more about York Area Down Syndrome Association and all the other organizations ... See more

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Hi Mack Madness family and friends! Hope everyone had a great Easter holiday weekend! A few dates to remember leading up to Mack Madness 2019 which will take place Sunday May 26th at Naylor's ... See more

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York College of Pennsylvania | From Day One

Less than two weeks till Give Local York!

Your donation to YADSA helps to provide towards a continue partnership with York College and York County School of Technology (YCST).

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York College of Pennsylvania, a private, coeducational, 4-year college, offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and nursing.

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