DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF THE VALLEY
SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY, THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, GROVE CITY, WARREN (OH) / SOUTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY, AND NORTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $1,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
DSAV provides unique and purposeful programming that helps individuals with Down syndrome achieve the highest level of independence. DSAV services begin at the diagnosis of Down syndrome through the life span of the individual. Programs such as Buddy Up Tennis, DSAV Yoga, and DSAV Cooking & Nutrition promote health & wellness. The iCAN Shine adaptive bike camp helps individuals with Down syndrome become independent bike riders. The Improvanneer program works on improving social and communication skills for our young adults and the iPAD distribution program with education apps assist the early learners with speech, reading, math and writing. DSAV leads the inclusion movement by providing classroom Down syndrome awareness kits to schools. DSAV also assists families with obtaining the necessary speech and occupational therapy services. New parent support is provided through parent mentoring and support groups. Social events are planned throughout the year to bring families together to support each other and to provide socializing opportunities for members with Down syndrome.
DSAV Birthday Club
New Baby Welcome
DSAV Education Series
Parent Connection Facebook Group
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
DSAV experienced a significant decrease in revenue through the Covid 19 pandemic. While we have hosted fundraising events with good participation, it will take many years to financially recover. In addition, we do not receive funding at the federal or state level. Programs offered are funded through fundraising efforts , community grants and individual donors.