17 MAY 2022








Recently the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware (DSA of DE) became notified of an incident regarding alleged abuse of an 8-year-old girl with Down syndrome in Cape Henlopen School District. Our organization has been in direct communication with the child’s family and is currently providing support through this extremely difficult situation.

The DSA of DE holds a formal partnership with the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children since 2018. As stated in our Child Protection Policy, we are devoted to the safety of individuals with Down syndrome. Our full policy can be found HERE.

We understand that this incident poses great concern to many of our families, particularly those who have individuals in this school district.

More information about the incident can be found HERE.

As always, the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware aims to be a resource to individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community at large.


Contact Information:

Lauren Camp Gates

Executive Director, Down Syndrome Association of Delaware