About Us

The Arkansas Down Syndrome Association


The Arkansas Down Syndrome Association was incorporated in Arkansas in 2004 by a group of parents and others who were seeking more comprehensive health care for their children.  As their children grew into adulthood, these parents recognized that traditional health care services often overlooked the special needs of adults with Down syndrome.  Establishing a health clinic that would serve adults with Down syndrome became the primary goal of the Association.

Having succeeded in it's original goal, the Arkansas Down Syndrome Association has broadened its mission to include a larger scope of initiatives:
 

Purpose Statement

The specific objectives and purpose of the Arkansas Down Syndrome Association is to promote and enhance the health and well-being of people with Down syndrome and their families through the initiatives of public awareness, lifespan development, community building, social networking, education, advocacy, funding and support for Down syndrome interests.

 

Vision Statement

The vision of the Arkansas Down Syndrome Association is to be a leading voice for the interests of people with Down syndrome and their families in Central Arkansas, as well as to be a unifying resource to other regional and local Down syndrome groups in the state.