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.
Our programming is progressive and free to active DSAV members.
DSAV Learn to Swim
Buddies not Barriers
I Can Ride Bike Camp
Buddy Up Tennis and Fitness
Cooking and Nutrition
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
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