Down Syndrome Association of the Valley is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which serves individuals with Down syndrome throughout eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Established in 2007, DSAV is committed to providing support, resources, advocacy, education and opportunity to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and our communities throughout the region.

To us, there is no greater joy than seeing all individuals accepted and included in the same activities as their peers. At DSAV, we provide enriching experiences, programs and grants to our members, which foster that personal growth and pride in accomplishment. Membership is free and open to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, educators, healthcare professionals and anyone interested in making a difference in the lives of those with Down syndrome.

DSAV is an affiliate member of the National Down Syndrome Society, the National Down Syndrome Congress and Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action



Our programming is progressive and free to active DSAV members.

Fitness Programs

  • DSAV Yoga

  • DSAV Learn to Swim

  • Buddies not Barriers

  • I Can Ride Bike Camp

  • Buddy Up Tennis and Fitness

  • Cooking and Nutrition

Therapy Programs

  • Music, Movement & Literacy

  • Effective Communication and Social Skills Therapy

  • Literacy, Arts & Math Program: iPad Distribution

  • Educational Assistance and Medical Family Grants


  • Annual Buddy Walk

  • Designer Purse Bingo

  • DSAV Online Store

  • Shop Amazon Smile

  • Ohio Down Syndrome License Plates

Family/Social Events

  • 3.21 World Down Syndrome Day Dance Party

  • Awareness Night with the MV Scrappers

  • Christmas in July at Santa’s Hide-a-way Hollow

  • October Costume Party

  • Parent’s Night Out

  • Christmas Party




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