Giving Tuesday Stories

We are so excited to share our stories and show you why LDSA is important to us!  The money we raise on #GivingTuesday will go towards creating a more inclusive environment for the Fusion Gymnastics Center Summer Camp program.  We are very excited to partner with this facility who already have several special education teachers on staff.  Our part will involve providing training to the staff on working with children who have intellectual disabilities and to providing funding for an extra counselor to provide more support for our children.

Who is Lancaster Down Syndrome Advocates?


Lancaster Down Syndrome Advocates began from a need for Down syndrome Advocacy in the community.  We partner with other group and companies to work smarter rather than harder and pool the resources we all have on hand.  Our goal is to educate the community on how to exist more inclusively with people who have intellectual disabilities.  

Vision Statement:

A community where people with Down syndrome and their families can live, love, and pursue their desires with support and encouragement.

                                        Mission:

The mission of Lancaster Down Syndrome Advocates is to facilitate advocacy and awareness for individuals with Down syndrome in the Lancaster area through education and inclusive events.

Goals:

1.  Provide people with Down syndrome and their loved ones with the information and means necessary to advocate for their social, educational, and medical needs.

2.  Provide education to the community so they understand how to accommodate the needs of people with intellectual disabilities into everyday life.  

3.  Provide a list of resources that practice inclusion successfully.

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We have partnered with Education Majors from Elizabethtown College!  This is an ongoing partnership - so stay tuned for what we are doing next! 

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Endorsments & Partners:

Kiki Davis
M.S. OTR/L

Kristen Kondratowski
Pequea Pals

Dr. Carroll Tyminski
Associate Professor of Education
Elizabethtown College