Congratulations to Our Buddy Walk T-shirt Design

Buddy Walk T-Shirt Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kristen Sisson for the winning design for the 2018 Buddy Walk Atlanta t-shirt. This will be printed on a black t-shirt. T-shirts are included with your advance online registration and "as available" for onsite registrations!

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Behind the Scenes at DSAA

We hope you had an amazing summer and are transitioning well into the back to school routine.

 

Sheryl Arno
This summer our D.A.D.S group continued to meet, we hosted a Mom's Night Out at GiGi's Playhouse, our networking groups held mom's night out and play date outings. I also had the pleasure of training 400 camp counselors at the beginning of the summer to help inclusive camps work with our children.e

 

In addition, I have represented the DSAA on the Down Syndrome Consortium. We are working together and partnering on a number of opportunities for our community! More to come! I also serve on the Inclusive Post Secondary Education Consortium where I am working to expand opportunities for students with Down syndrome in these programs. 

I talk with members of our community about their connection with DSAA, I realize most people are familiar with pillar events such as Buddy Walk, our holiday party, our summer social, our new parent workshops, our monthly DADS Group, our Hispanic Group, our community networking groups and social groups on Facebook, but most of you are unfamiliar with the day-to-day work we do to support our mission

A Look Behind the Scenes

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Help Design the T-shirt for Our 21st Annual Buddy Walk

Are you creative? Do you want to make your mark on Buddy Walk Atlanta? We invite you to submit your design ideas for the 21st Annual Buddy Walk Atlanta!

We are now taking submissions through June 30th for our contest to select the design for this year's Buddy Walk® t-shirt. 

Click this link for more information and the official rules.

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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

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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

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