Down Syndrome & COVID-19

ADSA is proud to support the COVID-19/Down Syndrome Q&A developed by an impressive national consortium of Down syndrome organizations.

Most people with Down syndrome are “high risk” for COVID-19 so we must be vigilant and provide what information we have as the recommendations are changing so often. We believe this Q&A is an important resource for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Read or download the NEW UPDATED Q&A here: Down Syndrome & COVID-19 Q&A.

I Have a Question about Coronavirus consists of three components:

1. The Complete Story
Created with straightforward text and clear illustrations for children who process information best through words and pictures.

2. Short Picture Story
Designed for children who learn best through visual cues, and for those who may want to re-read the story and think about it independently.

3. Suggestions for Parents and Caregivers Written for the adults in a child’s life, helping them continue the conversation about the Coronavirus Pandemic.

This is a free PDF designed for kids, to help understand coronavirus and “alleviate fears and anxiety” kids may have. Your can fill in the details of the story as a family. 

Coronavirus Update

Dear Friends of Arkansas Down Syndrome Association,   After careful consideration and discussion with health professionals, the Board of Directors for Arkansas Down Syndrome Association (ADSA) has made the difficult decision to postpone our 15th Annual Gettin’ Down for Down Syndrome Dance at Sherwood Forrest on Saturday, March 21, 2020 due to risks associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will also postpone the planned WDSD Glow Walk scheduled for evening of March 21 at Two Rivers Bridge. Our decision to postpone our largest event was not taken lightly. It was made after closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Arkansas Department of Public Health

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