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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.

28
Jul
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Tumble Town

York Galleria Mall
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25
Aug
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Tumble Town

York Galleria Mall
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07
Sep
All Day to September 9, 2018

2018 Rockin’ Mom Retreat

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Activity

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Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to the YADSA

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NEWS & UPDATES

Bill proposed to ban abortions based solely on Down Syndrome diagnosis

February 5, 2018

by Courtney Highfield – Harrisburg, Pa. — Senator Scott Martin is laying the groundwork for a bill that would no longer allow residents in Pennsylvania to have an abortion if the sole reason was a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. “Many Pennsylvanians know someone whose life has been touched by Down syndrome. Despite the challenges that … 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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2 months ago

HELP!!!!!! Looking for big buddies to serve at Down Syndrome Camp! You’ll be buddied up with a camper and we can guarantee a wonderful experience. Please contact Mandy-info on picture below! You ... See more

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2 months ago

Come and visit us at first Friday York from 5pm to 9pm. We are set up in front of Foster’s flowers on N. Beaver St.

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Give Local York - May 4, 2018

Give Local York is finally here! YADSA has already raised $200. Thank you for the generous donations!

https://givelocalyork.org

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A fun and inspiring 24-hour online giving event, Give Local York is the largest one-day Give in York County history. The goal is simple: inspire York Countians to come together, show pride in their ... See more

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