Down syndrome support group begins meeting

Down syndrome support group begins meeting
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A support group in Northeast Arkansas is helping connect people who have Down syndrome along with their parents, grandparents, guardians, and siblings.

Buddy Connections of NEA had a play date Wednesday so children and adults with Down syndrome could meet one another and have a good time.

Organizers planned to have a pool party at the Paragould Aquatic Center, but the weather moved the event indoors to the Paragould Community Center.

Organizers founded the group because of the lack of support systems in Northeast Arkansas.

"Well, we just haven't really had much of a support group around here, and we just had the idea to get together," Brooke Tabor Lands said.

"We are just like everyone else," Hannah Winn said. "We just might be a little bit slower, but we love people."

Organizers plan to have play dates and events about once every month.

To find out more about the group or to get connected with them, visit their Facebook page.

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