DSAV Cares Project sends care packs to DSAV members to remind them that their DSAV friends care while they are recovering from surgery or procedures. If interested in volunteering on the DSAV Cares Committee or know of a DSAV member in need, email office@dsav.org.


Down Syndrome Association of the Valley is committed to providing support, resources, advocacy, education and opportunity to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and our communities throughout the region of northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

DSAV Lending Library
For our members’ convenience, DSAV offers its own lending library, with publications that focus on Down syndrome. Our Lending Library is located at the DSAV Center for Success. Resources that are available for lending can be reviewed on the DSAV Pinterest account. Email office@dsav.org to make an appointment to sign out resources

DSAV Outreach Program

Program targets individuals with Down syndrome and their families, as well as:


Other Resources


In addition to audience-specific resource materials, DSAV is affiliated with national Down syndrome organizations that offer a wealth of information.

  • NDSS National Down Syndrome Society
    NDSS is the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities. ndss.org


  • NDSC National Down Syndrome Congress
    NDSC is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them. They provide information, advocacy and support in all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome.  They work to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome. ndsccenter.org

  • Global Down Syndrome Foundation
    GDSF is part of a network of affiliate organizations that work closely together on a daily basis to significantly improve the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy. globaldownsyndrome.org