Down Syndrome Association of the Valley  


Buddy Walk of the Valley 2014

Shops at Boardman Park

Saturday, August 9, 2014





JUNE 16-20, 2014


iCan Shine is a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle.  Adapted equipment is used to help the rider transition to a conventional bicycle.

iCan Shine Bike Camp Registration Form

Click here for iCan Shine website


WELCOME!  Watch what the DSAV is all about!


DSAV giving back to our members & the community!
DSAV will offer a total of $10,000 in family grants in 2014. 
The Spring application cycle is now open. 
The deadline to apply is April 7, 2014.

Click to Download:
Family Grant Application 2014


DSAV will offer 2 academic scholarships in 2014 to a

high school senior or college student pursuing post secondary

studies in fields that will directly benefit individuals

with Down syndrome.

The deadline to apply is May 15, 2014

Click to Download:

Academic Scholarship Application  




On October 22, 2009, we opened the first

Down syndrome Center in our region!

Read the Vindicator Article

Watch You Tube story



Check out our NEW DSAV STORE



The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley (DSAV), is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization serving Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. 

The DSAV was established to provide support, resources, advocacy, education and opportunity for those with Down syndrome and their families. 

The DSAV Center for Success® opened in Boardman on October 22, 2009.  The Center serves as the DSAV office and provides space for activities, resources, educational programs, lectures, support and community awareness.


Reaching the Healthcare community

Pre-natal/Post-natal Packets

Congressman Ryan's letter of support

The use of appropriate Person First Language is crucial. 

Please refer to and print this sheet.


Our vision is for people with Down syndrome to be active participants in a fully inclusive society.

Our organization is open to family members, medical professionals, educators and anyone interested in helping those in our community with Down syndrome  to reach their fullest potential.

To join DSAV, click the appropriate link below:

The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley offers a variety of programs including but not limited to:

    • Meetings
    • Medical, Legal & Educational speakers
    • Parent speakers
    • New Parent Packs
    • Early Intervention Information
    • Community Events
    • Therapeutic Playgroups
    • Connection to other parents
    • Down Syndrome Center


As affiliate members of the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) , the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), and the Down Syndrome AFFILIATES IN ACTION (DsAIA); our goal is to offer the most accurate and helpful resources and support to families and professionals in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. 

We encourage parents, families, friends and medical professionals to work together in building a future where everyone can live successful and productive lives.

For more information e-mail us.

Down Syndrome Association of the Valley

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