Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group

Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group We are committed to raising awareness of Down syndrome and promoting an inclusive culture where all people with Down syndrome are valued participants in the social, recreational, educational and economic opportunities in the communities we serve.

The Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group encourages anyone impacted by Down syndrome to join the group or simply come to any meeting of interest. This invitation is extended to parents, grandparents and siblings of children with Down syndrome. Professionals who work with people with Down syndrome are also encouraged to get involved with the group. This includes teachers, therapists, doctors and clergy.

12/14/2021

We’re excited to share our new Virtual Program Library, a free hub full of on-demand activities that can be done from home by people with disabilities, their families, and service providers. Topics include arts, community and life skills, health and wellness, virtual clubs, and more. Visit the hub to check out the resources we have so far: https://bit.ly/3m5JM9j

We wanted to thank the awesome people at WIN 104.9 for being a signature sponsor this year and for DJing the Buddy Walk ...
10/13/2021

We wanted to thank the awesome people at WIN 104.9 for being a signature sponsor this year and for DJing the Buddy Walk 2021! We appreciate all of your support!

We wanted to thank our amazing sponsors one more time! Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who sponsored ...
10/10/2021

We wanted to thank our amazing sponsors one more time!
Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who sponsored the Buddy Walk this year, we couldn't have done it without you!

The Buddy Walk is today at the Donner Park shelter house, starting at 11:00 AM!We hope to see you there!
10/09/2021

The Buddy Walk is today at the Donner Park shelter house, starting at 11:00 AM!

We hope to see you there!

The Buddy Walk is today at the Donner Park shelter house, starting at 11:00 AM!

We hope to see you there!

We also wanted to thank another Signature Level Sponsor of the Buddy Walk, DSI of Columbus, Indiana!We are thankful for ...
10/07/2021

We also wanted to thank another Signature Level Sponsor of the Buddy Walk, DSI of Columbus, Indiana!

We are thankful for the support that DSI has shown the Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group and look forward to celebrating with you at the walk this Saturday!

We also wanted to thank another Signature Level Sponsor of the Buddy Walk, DSI of Columbus, Indiana!

We are thankful for the support that DSI has shown the Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group and look forward to celebrating with you at the walk this Saturday!

We wanted to thank WIN 104.9 for being a Signature Level Sponsor for our Buddy Walk this year!We are so thankful for WIN...
10/04/2021

We wanted to thank WIN 104.9 for being a Signature Level Sponsor for our Buddy Walk this year!

We are so thankful for WIN 104.9's support of the Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group and we are so excited for the walk this Saturday!

We wanted to thank WIN 104.9 for being a Signature Level Sponsor for our Buddy Walk this year!

We are so thankful for WIN 104.9's support of the Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group and we are so excited for the walk this Saturday!

We wanted to extend a big thank Stone Belt in Columbus, Indiana for being a Premier Level Sponsor for our Buddy Walk thi...
10/01/2021

We wanted to extend a big thank Stone Belt in Columbus, Indiana for being a Premier Level Sponsor for our Buddy Walk this year!

We are so thankful for Stone Belt's continued support of the Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group and can't wait for the walk on October 9th!

We wanted to extend a big thank Stone Belt in Columbus, Indiana for being a Premier Level Sponsor for our Buddy Walk this year!

We are so thankful for Stone Belt's continued support of the Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group and can't wait for the walk on October 9th!

Impact Awards – Call for Nominations | The Arc of Indiana
09/21/2021
Impact Awards – Call for Nominations | The Arc of Indiana

Impact Awards – Call for Nominations | The Arc of Indiana

Impact Awards – Call for Nominations September 16, 2021 Help us recognize good people doing good things! The Arc of Indiana & Self-Advocates of Indiana invite you to nominate outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations for awards to be presented at our annual Impact Awards luncheon, Frid...

The Arc of Bartholomew County
05/21/2021
The Arc of Bartholomew County

The Arc of Bartholomew County

The Arc of Bartholomew County is committed to all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities realizing their goals of living, learning, working and fully participating in the community.

05/21/2021

We had an awesome Annual Awards meeting last night!! Thank you to all who participated via zoom! Congrats to our award winners! These individuals are community members, teachers, businesses, self-advocates and more who are advocating and supporting people with disabilities in our community! Thank you for all you do!

David Stambaugh Volunteer of the Year – Lydia Haehl
Educator of the Year – Stacey Meier
Friend of The Arc– Imprint Pediatric Therapy & Ella Boyd
Professional of the Year – Dr. Kathy Auberry & Susan Russ
Self-Advocate of the Year – Renee Parks
Youth Recognition Award – Columbus East Best Buddies Chapter

Want to nominate a teacher or other professional for The Arc Annual Awards?  Each year, The Arc of Bartholomew County ha...
04/01/2021
Annual Awards | The Arc of Bartholomew County

Want to nominate a teacher or other professional for The Arc Annual Awards? Each year, The Arc of Bartholomew County has an annual awards ceremony to celebrate the contributions that others have had on the disability community. You can see the award categories and nominate someone at

Annual AwardsAnnually The Arc of Bartholomew County recognizes those who have furthered the mission of The Arc. Members of The Arc can submit nominations of individuals and organizations. The following are the awards that will be presented at The Arc’s Annual Meeting (virtual), May 20, 2021.  Ple...

iCAN Virtual 54 — Columbus Autism Network
03/25/2021
iCAN Virtual 54 — Columbus Autism Network

iCAN Virtual 54 — Columbus Autism Network

iCAN Virtual 54The Columbus Autism Network is pleased to once again offer an annual event to support and bring awareness to our local community. During the month of April, The Columbus Autism Network in partnership with The Arc of Bartholomew County will be holding a month long competitive VIRTUAL 5...

It’s World Down Syndrome Day and there is lots to celebrate. Put on your most creative socks and rock this day!
03/21/2021
World Down Syndrome Day Shop

It’s World Down Syndrome Day and there is lots to celebrate. Put on your most creative socks and rock this day!

Down Syndrome International

The Arc of Indiana
03/01/2021

The Arc of Indiana

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness month! Follow us throughout the month and share your story #ddawareness2021

Global Down Syndrome Foundation
02/26/2021

Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Governor Eric Holcomb makes #downsyndrome a priority for #covid19 optional vaccines in the upcoming Phase 1B. Congratulations to local Indiana Down syndrome organizations such as Down Syndrome Indiana The Arc of Indiana Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana Down Syndrome Family Connection Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group D.A.D.S. National Down Syndrome Association NWI Michiana Down Syndrome Family Support & Advocacy Group SMILE on Down Syndrome. Thank you for your advocacy!

#downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromelove #downsyndromerocks #t21 #covid19vaccine

The Arc of Indiana
02/01/2021
The Arc of Indiana

The Arc of Indiana

Register to Attend - 2021 Policy & Advocacy Kickoff Webinar
February 3, 2021 1:00 PM EST

Members of The Arc’s Policy, Advocacy, and Communications teams will discuss our 2021 policy priorities, upcoming resources and ways to get involved and advocate. Get the most up to date information and have your questions answered about what to expect during the 117th Congress and how we as The Arc network can make the greatest impact both in Washington DC and around the country.

12/10/2020
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"I just want to be a person who shows people with disability how they follow their footsteps, how they fulfil their dreams."

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The Arc of Bartholomew County
12/01/2020

The Arc of Bartholomew County

Join us this Giving Tuesday in making a donation to The Arc. Your gift supports children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities!

#givingtuesday

The Arc of Bartholomew County
11/12/2020

The Arc of Bartholomew County

Please note changes in our office hours. We are moving to appointment only. We are happy to do phone calls, Zoom or socially-distanced in-person if needed. Thank you for understanding!

The Arc of Bartholomew County has an extensive resource lending library of books, learning aids, toys and other resource...
10/10/2020

The Arc of Bartholomew County has an extensive resource lending library of books, learning aids, toys and other resources. This is a community resource available to families, educators and other professionals. Stop by The Arc Center of Excellence to browse the resources!!!

A big thank you to the City of Columbus and the Mayor for this proclamation recognizing 20 years of supporting down synd...
10/07/2020

A big thank you to the City of Columbus and the Mayor for this proclamation recognizing 20 years of supporting down syndrome awareness day in honor of the 20th Buddy Walk!

The 20th Buddy Walk was a success!! Check out how we did!! If you weren't able to pick up your T-shirt on Saturday, come...
10/05/2020

The 20th Buddy Walk was a success!! Check out how we did!! If you weren't able to pick up your T-shirt on Saturday, come by the The Arc of Bartholomew County during office hours and get a t-shirt and face mask!! Thank you to all who contributed.
Feel free to still donate if you weren't able https://www.thearcbc.org/buddy-walk

Come join us this morning at Donner Park shelter House parking lot. We've got a drive-by 20th Annual Buddy Walk going on...
10/03/2020

Come join us this morning at Donner Park shelter House parking lot. We've got a drive-by 20th Annual Buddy Walk going on starting at 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Drop off your team donations and pick up a t-shirt!

Today is the Buddy Walk!! Join us by driving through Donner Parking lot to pick up a t-shirt and drop off your team dona...
10/03/2020

Today is the Buddy Walk!! Join us by driving through Donner Parking lot to pick up a t-shirt and drop off your team donations! We'll also have a zoom call at 12:30.
Details - https://www.thearcbc.org/buddy-walk

Join us tomorrow for the 20th Annual Buddy Walk!! We'll start with a Drive-by t-shirt pick-up and donation drop-off. The...
10/02/2020

Join us tomorrow for the 20th Annual Buddy Walk!! We'll start with a Drive-by t-shirt pick-up and donation drop-off. Then we'll end the celebration with a zoom call at 12:30pm!
details: https://www.thearcbc.org/buddy-walk

Can't make the drive-thru t-shirt/mask pick-up and donation drop off on Oct. 3rd for the 20th Annual Buddy Walk? Reserve...
10/01/2020

Can't make the drive-thru t-shirt/mask pick-up and donation drop off on Oct. 3rd for the 20th Annual Buddy Walk?
Reserve your shirt and pick up at a later time!!
Buddy Walk Store: https://bit.ly/2S6nsNJ

We are so thankful for our wonderful Buddy Walk Sponsors for 2020! Thank you:Charlie and Jayne Farber for Team ErnestWIN...
09/29/2020

We are so thankful for our wonderful Buddy Walk Sponsors for 2020!
Thank you:
Charlie and Jayne Farber for Team Ernest
WIN 104.9
Special Dogs & More
Stone Belt
LHP Engineering Solutions
A Step Ahead
The Arc of Bartholomew County
Developmental Services, Inc.

https://www.thearcbc.org/buddy-walk

We're just a few days out from the 20th Annual Buddy Walk!! Check out all the great teams and details here:https://www.t...
09/29/2020
Buddy Walk — The Arc of Bartholomew County

We're just a few days out from the 20th Annual Buddy Walk!! Check out all the great teams and details here:
https://www.thearcbc.org/buddy-walk

Buddy Walk 2020 - October 3rdThe Buddy Walk in Columbus, Indiana will look a little different this year. Over the years our community of supporters have created a tremendously successful event! We appreciate your flexibility and support this year! Below are the day-off details for the walk and virtu...

All the details for the Buddy Walk!!Did you know we have prizes for the Team that raises the most money! You could win a...
09/22/2020
Buddy Walk — The Arc of Bartholomew County

All the details for the Buddy Walk!!
Did you know we have prizes for the Team that raises the most money! You could win a giftcard to Zwanzigs or Zaharakos!

https://bit.ly/3clTI8I

Buddy Walk 2020 - October 3rdThe Buddy Walk in Columbus, Indiana is currently in the planning phase. We recognize that due to COVID-19, the walk may look a little different this year. There will be more information coming in the next few weeks about this event, but please be assured that we will fol...

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The Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month at The Arc Center for Excellence Columbus, Indiana. Please join the us for an evening of fellowship while we all continue to learn more about improving the lives of everyone impacted by Down syndrome. Meeting times are 6:30 p.m. Use the Lafayette Street Entrance.

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Governor Eric Holcomb makes #downsyndrome a priority for #covid19 optional vaccines in the upcoming Phase 1B. Congratulations to local Indiana Down syndrome organizations such as Down Syndrome Indiana The Arc of Indiana Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana Down Syndrome Family Connection Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group D.A.D.S. National Down Syndrome Association NWI Michiana Down Syndrome Family Support & Advocacy Group SMILE on Down Syndrome. Thank you for your advocacy! #downsyndromeawareness #downsyndromelove #downsyndromerocks #t21 #covid19vaccine
Talk a look down memory lane and check! We're excited to support Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group and the 20th Annual Buddy Walk! The walk is virtual this year, but you'll still be able to drop off donations and pick up t-shirts. Learn more: https://www.thearcbc.org/buddy-walk?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=BWphotos&utm_campaign=buddywalk20
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Are you the mother of a child diagnosed with Down syndrome who is between 6 and 18 months of age? The Purdue University Neurodevelopmental Family Lab is recruiting families of children with Down syndrome to participate in a longitudinal home-based study of child development. Participation involves completing online surveys, an audio recording of your child’s vocalizations, and a telehealth-based play session. Families are provided a small monetary gift and a brief developmental snapshot report for their time. Please visit https://nddfamilylab.weebly.com/current-projects.html for more information, or contact us at [email protected]. Thank you!
When is the Buddy Walk this year?