Down Syndrome & COVID-19

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IMPORTANT NEW COVID-19 & DOWN SYNDROME RESOURCE! Valuable, timely information on testing, vaccines, mental health, staying safe and advocacy in hospitals and for care. Arkansas Down Syndrome Association is proud to support GLOBAL and the work of an impressive national consortium of Down syndrome organizations.

This valuable and timely resource is available in English and Spanish! Read and share the COVID-19 & DS Resource:

Thanks to a generous donation from Briggs Equipment, ADSA is now able to provide free sensory masks to Arkansas residents. These masks are specially designed for people with sensory issues. Quantities are limited.

Webinar on COVID and Down Syndrome

From the Matthew Foundation. Watch here or on YouTube.

We have compiled several useful resources for parents trying to juggle home education for kids as well as working from home during the pandemic

These eBooks and videos are made just for kids to help them understand the global pandemic. 

“The four Ps are guiding principles to help families during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

This resource from Psychology Today can help deal with the challenges we’re all going through.

This article from gives clear instructions to keep your Apple products clean so the people who use them are free from germs

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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