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.

Mission: The Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group is a support network that informs and educates parents, self advocates, family members, professionals, and friends of individuals with Down syndrome. 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 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

Reminder - students with disabilities have a right to an education just like everyone else and schools are required to e...
08/09/2020
5 Things To Know About Indiana Special Education During The Pandemic

Reminder - students with disabilities have a right to an education just like everyone else and schools are required to ensure that all students are progressing in the general educational curriculum. Covid-19 doesn’t change this!!!

Special education students are disproportionately challenged by school building closures during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are five things to know about special ed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group's cover photo
08/01/2020

Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group's cover photo

Buddy Walk 2020 will commemorate 20 Years of celebrating National Down Syndrome Awareness Month with our friends and nei...
07/31/2020

Buddy Walk 2020 will commemorate 20 Years of celebrating National Down Syndrome Awareness Month with our friends and neighbors. Help us celebrate by sharing your memories with us. If you have favorite pictures or videos from any of our past walks please share them with us by using the e-mail link at:

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

Image: 2002 Buddy Walk at Tipton Lake's Marina - Ballon Launch!

#2020buddywalkgoesvirtual

The Arc of Bartholomew County
06/01/2020

The Arc of Bartholomew County

The Arc of Bartholomew County office is now open!
Grace Kestler, our new Executive Director will be welcoming visitors for limited hours.
If possible, please call or make an appointment via email [email protected] // 812.372.0610

We are here for all of your advocacy needs!

05/21/2020
Indiana Disability Rights

Indiana Disability Rights

Indiana Voters! Your absentee ballot application is due to your county clerk’s office by 11:59pm TONIGHT!

News from The Arc of Bartholomew County
05/08/2020
News from The Arc of Bartholomew County

News from The Arc of Bartholomew County

Recently we have all had to transition to a new type of community…one where many of us are only able to connect and care for each other through a screen.

Exciting news!
03/29/2020

Exciting news!

The Arc of Bartholomew County is pleased to announce that Grace Kestler has been appointed the new Executive Director of The Arc.

Grace, a native of Columbus, comes to The Arc from Advocates for Children where she was involved with community outreach, volunteer recruitment and fundraising. Her professional experience includes three years with Cummins Inc. which included developing communication strategies, implementing diversity trainings, developed initiatives focusing on individuals with disabilities and facilitating partnerships with diversity organizations.

While Grace begins this Monday the times we live in means that Grace will work remotely and unfortunately not available to visit with folks at The Arc office at this time.

Grace (left) is pictured with Danie'l Mize, member of The Arc board and President of Self-Advocates of Tomorrow The Aktion Club of Columbus.

World Down Syndrome Day
03/21/2020

World Down Syndrome Day

Today is the day!
Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, show us your socks.
Add your photo in the comments (on the original post) and then share the post on your profile. Let's see how many socks we can get! 😀
#LotsOfSocks
#WorldDownSyndromeDay

Great event. Don’t miss it!!!
03/01/2020

Great event. Don’t miss it!!!

Join DSI on March 7th for the 12th Annual Wine and Beer Festival! With each ticket you receive a commemorative wine or beer glass! All proceeds benefit individuals with disabilities.
Tickets available at https://www.dsiservices.org/beer-and-wine-fest

A great cause & a good reason to visit the Columbus Bar in downtown Columbus!!!
11/09/2019

A great cause & a good reason to visit the Columbus Bar in downtown Columbus!!!

Mugs for Muffs is back at the Columbus Bar Power House Brewing Company !!!!!

Many people with autism struggle with sensory issues in loud places. Last year, we raised almost $300 to purchase a set of 21 earmuffs for the network to use during loud events. We are hoping to raise enough money this year to buy additional sets and make the earmuffs more available to the group!

Visit the Columbus Bar and donate your extra change to help support our cause! 💛🍻

From the Buddy Walk all the way to Elkhart, Midnight Express rocks Indiana! We love our Buddy Walk sponsors!!! #ElkhartM...
10/19/2019

From the Buddy Walk all the way to Elkhart, Midnight Express rocks Indiana! We love our Buddy Walk sponsors!!! #ElkhartMunicipalAirport

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When is the Buddy Walk this year?