Welcome to (DSAV) Down Syndrome Association of the Valley

Serving Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania

Since 2007, DSAV has been dedicated to serving individuals with Down Syndrome in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Our Regional Down Syndrome Center for Success, opened in June 2022 in Boardman, OH, provides a range of amenities to support our community, including therapeutic play areas, life skills classes, and communication development spaces. At DSAV, we prioritize inclusion and offer free membership to individuals with Down Syndrome, their families, educators, healthcare professionals, and advocates. Join us in creating a diverse and equitable environment where everyone is respected and valued, regardless of background or identity. Explore our website to learn more about our programs and how you can get involved in making a difference at DSAV.

Discover Upcoming Programs, Events, and Fundraisers

Explore the latest programs, events, and fundraisers offered by DSAV! We are dedicated to providing engaging opportunities that address the varied needs and interests of our community. From educational workshops to social gatherings, and advocacy efforts, we have activities that appeal to all. Stay updated with our calendar and participate in our endeavors to create a collective impact.
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Cardio Drumming

When:
Where: Regional Down Syndrome Center for Success

Back by popular demand is Cardio Drumming! Join Ms. Leslie for a high energy, music filled workout!  Recommended for ages 12+

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Improvaneer Method 

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Where: Regional Down Syndrome Center for Success

Recommended for individuals aged 15 years and older, this program utilizes improvisation techniques to enhance crucial skills that can significantly enhance social and workplace prospects for those with Down Syndrome. Through engaging in role-playing and interactive games, participants develop essential abilities such as eye contact, voice projection, active listening, creative and quick thinking, problem-solving, adaptability to change, character development, and most importantly, self-confidence.

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DSAV Cooks

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Where: Regional Down Syndrome Center for Success

Join us for DSAV Cooks: Cultivating Culinary Confidence! This hands-on cooking class, designed for ages 12 and up, takes place at the Regional Down Syndrome Center for Success. Discover new culinary skills, explore tasty recipes, and build confidence in the kitchen.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.


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Cardio Drumming

When:
Where: Regional Down Syndrome Center for Success

Back by popular demand is Cardio Drumming! Join Ms. Leslie for a high energy, music filled workout!  Recommended for ages 12+

REGISTER HERE
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DSAV Night with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers

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Where: Eastwood Field @ Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles, Ohio.

Join us for DSAV Awareness Night with the MV Scrappers on Friday, July 19, 2024, at 7:00pm! Experience the thrill of pre-game activities on the field and meet the players for an unforgettable evening at the ballpark! 🌟⚾

Tickets TBA

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Santa's Hide-a-Way Hollow

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Where: Middlefield, OH

Event only invitation for DSAV members and their immediate family.

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What People are Saying About Us
 

★★★★★

"DSAV has helped my family by showing us love and welcoming us with open arms great foundation and wonderful people."

- Melinda S.

★★★★★

"Love this place! They do so many wonderful things for families with down syndrome"

- Sara W.

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"Great organization that provides support and opportunities for those with Down syndrome and their families as well as brings community awareness to our area!"

-Lori E.

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