Down Syndrome

Welcome to the A2A Down Syndrome Advocacy Resource Center (ARC), an outreach project of the nonprofit Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance, aiming to help individuals impacted by Down syndrome step into Down syndrome advocacy.

We hope you’ll be inspired by our A2A Advocates impacted by Down syndrome, and we invite you to listen to our A2A Spotlight features and A2A 1-on-1 interviews sharing powerful stories of how individuals impacted by Down syndrome are turning adversity into advocacy.

While you’re here, we hope you’ll join our Down Syndrome Messages of Hope campaign. Give hope. Get hope. All in 30 seconds. And if you’re interested in sharing YOUR story with the help of one of our professional journalists, let us know!

Oh, and please be sure to add your name to our Wall of Allies, so you can show your support for our advocates. If you’d like, we’ll also send you our free monthly e-newsletter.

Meet our A2A Advocates

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A2A Spotlight Features

Spotlight – Carissa Carroll

Spotlight – Carissa Carroll

A2A Spotlight feature on Carissa Carroll, as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates   A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell spotlights Carissa Carroll and her "Jack's Basket" project, supporting parents of babies born with Down syndrome To learn more about...

A2A Spotlight: Maggie McKelvey

A2A Spotlight: Maggie McKelvey

A2A feature on Maggie McKelvey as heard on KCBS Radio:   A2A Spotlight: A2A Founder Jeff Bell speaks with Maggie McKelvey about raising a child with Down syndrome and her determination to become an advocate for other families like hers. To learn more about Ava's...