Our Purpose & Vision


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:


The Arkansas Down Syndrome Association promotes and enhances the overall health and well-being of people with Down syndrome and their families through the initiatives of public awareness, lifelong resource development, community building & social networking, education & advocacy, and funding & support for Down syndrome interests regionally and statewide.

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