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Where Hope Grows' is coming to Lancaster!

Partnership with Elizabethtown College
Our first semester of partnership with Dr. Tyminski was a success! We had the pleasure of meeting with and working with a large majority of her students.  We are excited about this partnership because we see how these future teachers are affected by the real world interactions with not only children with disabilities, but the parents.  We look forward to continuing this partnership each semester!  The class wrapped up their projects at the end of April and invited us to their presentations.  

2nd Annual Golf Tournament
LDSA is excited to announce our 2nd annual golf tournament fundraiser!  The money from last year helped us this ENTIRE year by covering the cost of the sports clinics, Town Hall Meetings, and Playdates!  For this tournament, the money will be designated to our educational training on inclusion.  Once again we will be partnering with Excentia on this concept and we will also have a takeaway for teachers to help make inclusion a reality in Lancaster - our kids deserve it!  Find more information here!
Training for Lancaster's First Responders to continue as a regular training!
We are excited to announce that the LDSA/Excentia First Responder Training will continue as a course offering at the Training Center.  The training will be offered as a credit earning course as well!  We are very excited at this news.  The next round will be offered in September.

Lancaster Bar Crawl to benefit LDSA
Barrel O'Monkeys Productions holds a monthly Bar Crawl in Lancaster to promote both the bar scene in Lancaster and help out a local charity - well, August is our turn!  We are very excited to partner with this organization on such an awesome (and fun) idea!  Look for more information coming soon!

321 Dance
The new date for the Dance will be September 25th from 5:30-8:30!  This will be a partnership with Celebrate Down Syndrome - look for more information to follow!
 Sports Clinics!                                
Thank you for everyone who has taken advantage of the sports clinics - we have enjoyed them immensely! We are taking a break from the sports clinics - we will certainly let you know when we start back!
Play Dates every 2nd Sunday!
Come join us every Second Sunday from 12-2 for lunch and a playdate at Pequea BIC Church!  Please email to RSVP or for more information. 
** We will NOT be having a playdate in May because it overlaps with Mother's Day**
Upcoming Events involving LDSA, the Community and YOU!
Upcoming Meetings
We will be postponing our Town Hall Meetings for the summer.  See you in the fall!

Pequea Church VBS
This is an INCLUSIVE VBS program with support from Pequea Pals.  They have gone to great lengths to make sure ALL kids can be included in their program.  As always, we are very excited with this group and their amazing ministry.  Click here for more information.
New Parent Outreach
We have new parent information delivered to Woman and Babies and available to be delivered to Lancaster Regional.  We have also delivered informational books to Maternal Fetal Medicine and several OB and Pediatrician offices.  Please contact us at if you would like to help.

Volunteers needed!!
Do you LOVE what we are doing?  We would LOVE to have to you help us!  We don't need you to donate hours and hours of your time - we know everyone is busy, but we really could use the help on some of our upcoming projects!  Even an hour a month could help us tremendously!  Please email us at if you are interested in helping us in any way!

Pequea Church Toddler Playdates
Pequea Church offers a monthly playdate for Toddlers in their gym.  All toddlers and siblings are welcome.  The playdate occurs every Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 with snack after.  Please contact for more information.

LDSA works on the concept of partnering with other community organizations in order to bring the best resources to you!  We would like to thank our partners because they allow us to do MUCH more than we could ever do ourselves!

       Kiki Davis                                                 Kristen Kondratowski
       M.S,OTR/L                                                        Pequea Pals
Dr. Carroll Tyminski
Associate Professor of Education
Elizabethtown College
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