October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

And there is something you can do to spread the news. Here’s a quote from the Up with Downs website:

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of our abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. We can learn all about our history. We have a right to speak out about what it’s like to have Down syndrome and to learn the real story of people like us.

People with Down syndrome and their loved ones can spread awareness about Down syndrome by going to their local Buddy Walk® and we can speak out about our needs. This is how we advocate. Our parents can teach us about education and how to advocate for ourselves – and give us love, support and encouragement.

The Downs annual Buddy Walk

Saturday October 6, 2018  at Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS).

This event raises funds to promote awareness for all individuals with Down Syndrome. In addition, funds raised for our Buddy Walk through Up with Downs will be used to help pay for “Precious Gifts” kits for new parents, advocacy training, books, guest speakers and materials for families, for our annual social gatherings, and also we give a portion to our National Down Syndrome Society & local organizations that also provide their services to any special needs individuals. We are striving to continue to add additional resources for our families this year.

 

Down Syndrome links in my blog

I have frequently discussed the challenges and blessings given to families with children with Down Syndrome. Here are some of the links:

If you have a comment or a story to share, please contact with me. I’ll be most happy to post it. Meanwhile, spread the news about the event this coming weekend.