I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream

The weather is heating up and it is a good time to gather for a good old-fashioned ice cream social and outdoor fun. Join us on May 12! What is your favorite flavor? RSVP here

Ice Cream social


Qualifying for Social Security Disability with Down Syndrome

Social SecurityIf you have Down Syndrome and it keeps you from earning a substantial income, you might be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Whether you have Trisomy 21 or Mosaic Down Syndrome can come into play with disability benefits approval.

How to Qualify for Social Security Disability with Down Syndrome

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Looking Back on World Down Syndrome Day

Congratulations on a great World Down Syndrome Day and Thank You to everyone who participated in the many events of our consortium. We kicked off the day at the Capitol where Governor signed a declaration of Down Syndrome Day and took a photo with the group. We met with legislators, including our friend Representative Scott Hilton who escorted us to the House gallery to watch him making the declaration on the house floor. 

Later we had our 3/21 Over 21 Party featuring three adults with Down syndrome who shared about their full and amazing lives as a working, married woman, a working, advocacy-minded man who lives independently and a college student working to get his degree in exercise science! A highlight of the evening was celebrating Martha Cronemiller's 77th birthday! That is right, her birthday is on World Down Syndrome Day. Martha is believed to be one of the oldest persons with Down syndrome in the United States and she sure is a character! Enjoy these photos of a great day and plan to join is for these events next year on World Down Syndrome Day!

WDSD2.jpgLori and David Oversee DeclarationDown Syndrome Consortium at the CapitolDSAA Board and Advisory Board  Members at CapitolAt the capitol DS RepresentsSpeakers at 3-21 Over 21 PartyMartha's 77th Birthday Down Syndrome


World Down Syndrome Day 2018: A Week of Events

Georgia Down Syndrome Consortium Day at the Capitol

It all begins at the Capitol with the Down Syndrome Consortium advocating for awareness and the issues that matter! This has been a banner year for people with Down syndrome and their families.  Join us under the Gold Dome as we continue the celebration!!

DATE: 3/21/18 TIME: 9:00am-Noon LOCATION:  Coverdell Legislative Office Building Room 514, 18 Capitol Square SW Atlanta, GA 30334

Learn about the issues, meet the representatives and celebrate the proclamation of Georgia Down Syndrome Day! Learn more. 

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That evening, have a few cocktails, bid on some great gift baskets and experiences and learn from three adults with Down syndrome who are living and thriving in our community. This is a great way to spread awareness so please invite a few friends! Tickets are now $25 per person. RSVP here.

You will also have a chance to purchase this beautiful necklace representing the three copies of the 21st chromosome and how like an arrow we are often stretched before we soar! 


Celebrating our Moms at GiGi's Atlanta

Something special for the moms! On Saturday, March 24, join us at GiGi's Playhouse Atlanta at 3:00 p.m. for an hour of encouragement featuring Deanna Day Young. An inspirational speaker who has a passion for making a difference for someone every day through random acts of kindness. She also speaks to women all over the country with humor, wit, and wisdom. Enjoy cheese, crackers, and wine and unwind a little! Children are welcome to play at GiGi's while the momma's take a break to refuel. RSVP here.


Support the DSAA! $3.21 on 3/21

Help support our efforts to ensure all people with Down syndrome have opportunities to contribute to the community and live, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society. Consider a gift of $3.21, $32.10, $321, or $3,210 and donate Here.


Martha is Celebrating Her 77th Birthday on WDSD

Martha Nearly 77 Takes on a 5kWe are so excited to be celebrating Martha Cronemiller's 77th birthday at our 3/21 Over 21 Party! That is right, her birthday is World Down Syndrome Day. Believed to be one of the oldest persons with Down syndrome in the United States, Martha was born in Georgia at a time when there were not a lot of opportunities for people with Down syndrome. Martha has lived in several group homes throughout her life. She is a hat collector and loves the color red. She participates in community activities, including a recent 5k! She is fond of naps, but she perks up when visiting friends and meeting new people. Everyone loves Martha!

We are told she loves her birthdays and cake and were warned not to forget the ice cream! Come help us wish Martha very happy birthday and World Down Syndrome Day at our 3/21 Over 21 Party.


Daniel Faust Graduating College This Summer

Daniel Faust, 22, has the world ahead of him. He is an exercise science major at Georgia State and lives on the Atlanta campus.Daniel Faust Daniel will be graduating this summer.

After graduation, Daniel would like to either open his own sports therapist practice or work on a football team as a physical therapist and trainer.

Daniel knows what it is like to work hard to reach a goal. he played on his High School football team at Athens Christian High School and received the JV Most Dedicated Award and as a senior was honored with the Rudy Award exemplifying the 4 C’s (character, commitment, courage, contribution) on and off the football field.

Daniel also has an artistic streak. he plays guitar and acts. He was in 45 Seconds from Broadway in Middle School and in the Sound of Music in high school.

Other future goals for Daniel? "I want to be in a Pool (billiards) tournament and I would like to be in a calisthenics tournament."

Meet Daniel at our 3/21 Over 21 Party next week.