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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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Nov
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

YCP/YADSA Partnership

York College of Pennsylvania
Meeting

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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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Tickets are still available for all three performances. Come support our actors.

We are so proud of our members performing in the Wizard of Oz through the Gettysburg Community Theater's Penguin Project. Hope you can come see this wonderful performance. Just $12 a ... See more

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The Wizard of Oz - Young Performers Edition - Eichelberger Performing Arts Center

We are so proud of our members performing in the Wizard of Oz through the Gettysburg Community Theater's Penguin Project. Hope you can come see this wonderful performance. Just $12 a ... See more

Produced by Gettysburg Community Theatre’s Penguin Project, this production features 50 youth with and without special needs from 10 different local school districts. Come and relive the magic of ... See more

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