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.
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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.

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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This is awesome!

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

#IDPwD

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...

We finalized the Buddy Walk shirt design! Reserve yours today with a $25 donation! We also have face masks!https://www.t...
09/09/2020

We finalized the Buddy Walk shirt design! Reserve yours today with a $25 donation! We also have face masks!
https://www.thearcbc.org/store

All of our amazing sponsors will be presented on the back! Thank you Special Dogs & More, Stone Belt, LHP, WIN 104.9, Charlie and Jayne Farber for Team Ernest!

Be like Stacey Stillinger & get your very own Buddy Walk 2020 yard sign. Help us celebrate National Down Syndrome Awaren...
09/05/2020

Be like Stacey Stillinger & get your very own Buddy Walk 2020 yard sign. Help us celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Order yours at:

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

🎉🎉🎉GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!🎉🎉🎉Help us spread the word about the 20th Annual Buddy Walk for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card...
09/04/2020

🎉🎉🎉GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!🎉🎉🎉

Help us spread the word about the 20th Annual Buddy Walk for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card.

Complete the following steps to be entered in the drawing:
1. Like the original post
2. Tag 2 friends in the comments who would like to support Down Syndrome Awareness
3. Share this post and picture!!!

**want 5 extra entries to the giveaway?** Fill out the form to create a Buddy Walk Team https://www.thearcbc.org/buddywalkteams

Find all the details about the walk - Register a fundraising team, reserve a shirt or yard-sign, donate to a team and more!
https://www.thearcbc.org/buddy-walk

Buddy Walk 2020 is coming Saturday Oct. 3! Create a team and join us as we celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness Mo...
08/28/2020
Buddy-walk-teams — The Arc of Bartholomew County

Buddy Walk 2020 is coming Saturday Oct. 3! Create a team and join us as we celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness Month at our 20th annual Buddy Walk. Follow the link to get started!

https://www.thearcbc.org/buddywalkteams

#2020buddywalkgoesvirtual #thearcbc #StepUp #thearcempowersme

Celebrate the 20th Annual Buddy Walk by donating via a team! All proceeds benefit Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group! Mark's 20 for 20 Grace Kestler's Team Team Melissa Milvert 2020 Lydia Leaders Team Marlee Rae Charlie and Jayne Farber for Team Ernest  To display your Team on this page, ple...

Visit The Arc of Bartholomew County's Buddy Walk web site to create your Buddy Walk 2020 team page. It is quick and easy...
08/22/2020
Buddy-walk-teams — The Arc of Bartholomew County

Visit The Arc of Bartholomew County's Buddy Walk web site to create your Buddy Walk 2020 team page. It is quick and easy!

Help make our 2020 virtual Buddy Walk a success!

https://www.thearcbc.org/buddywalkteams

#2020buddywalkgoesvirtual #StepUp #TheArcBC

Celebrate the 20th Annual Buddy Walk by donating via a team! All proceeds benefit Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group! Grace Kestler's Team Team Melissa Milvert 2020 Mark's 20 for 20  To display your Team on this page, please fill out the form found HERE or email [email protected]

Congratulations to Denise Cox Jones on her retirement!  Denise has lovingly cared for many of the kids in our community ...
08/20/2020
Tap to RSVP to Retirement Open House for Denise Cox Jones

Congratulations to Denise Cox Jones on her retirement! Denise has lovingly cared for many of the kids in our community for several years. All are welcome!

You're invited to Retirement Open House for Denise Cox Jones - Click here to RSVP

08/16/2020
Thank you from The Arc

Disability Rights are Human Rights!

#TheArcEmpowersMe

Empowerment lies at the very core of The Arc's mission. Thank YOU for helping us empower our community all year long. Happy Thanksgiving from The Arc!

Raise awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome in our community with your very own Buddy Walk 2020 yard sig...
08/14/2020

Raise awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome in our community with your very own Buddy Walk 2020 yard sign. Order your sign here and have it delivered:

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

Help us promote our 20th annual Buddy Walk in Columbus!

#2020buddywalkgoesvirtual #StepUp #TheArcBC

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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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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?