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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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BWW Review: MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Gettysburg Community Theatre

Another amazing performance by the performers of the Gettysburg Community Theater! Congratulations Danny Burton, Kasey Duncan, Devin Harry, Kaleigh McMaster, and Cassie Smith! Can’t wait to see you ... See more

BWW Review: MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at Gettysburg Community Theatre

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Penn State York Sports

Thank you to Penn State York Athletics and athletic director Jeff Barkdoll for sponsoring the 15th Annual YADSA Buddy Walk®! WE ARE…extremely grateful for your generosity and kindness. WE ... See more

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Gettysburg Community Theatre

Come check out YADSA members perform live in Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr. tonight, Saturday, and Sunday at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center.

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Come see us in Hanover this weekend at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center 7:30pm tonight and Saturday night, and 2pm Sunday. Tickets available online and at the door. Don't delay. ... See more

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