Similar to stories of other parents who had a child with Down syndrome at the time that Evan was born, his parents were given a grim outlook for husband life. If anyone knows Janice Nodvin, she couldn’t do anything but take on the challenge to prove those doctors wrong. Janice became an advocate for Evan to ensure he got all the opportunity offered to her other children. He graduated Chamblee High School in the class of 2000. Now, Evan is a thriving young man with his own apartment, a long-time job, a girlfriend and lots of recreational activities. He is also quite the self-advocate! Evan will be a panelist at our 3/21 Over 21 Cocktail Party.Read more
On Friday, March 9, the Down Syndrome Consortium, made up of the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta, the National Down Syndrome Congress, GiGi's Playhouse, the Emory Down Syndrome Clinic and the Adult Disability Medical home, kicked off its first event, What Really Matters?
Here are a few key takeaways:Read more
On 3/21, World Down Syndrome Day, the DSAA is hosting an Over 21 Fundraiser and Silent Auction. It is also an opportunity to meet three adults who have Down syndrome and are living and thriving in Atlanta. One of our guests is Lori Berger Bryan.
Lori Berger Bryan is the daughter of the fierce advocate and mother, Robyn Berger. Robyn raised Lori to believe that she could do anything she set her mind to and she should have every opportunity that her other neurotypical kids would have. Robyn was told to institutionalize her daughter because she was born with Down Syndrome. Robyn said absolutely NOT and so they say, "the rest is history."Read more
World Down Syndrome Day 2018 Theme "What I bring to my community"
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to contribute to the community and live valued lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society. People with Down syndrome can and do bring so much to the community, wherever they live around the world when given the opportunity. But many are prevented from making meaningful contributions.
On World Down Syndrome Day, Wednesday 21 March 2018, we are hosting a panel of young adults with Down syndrome who will share "what I bring to my community" at our first "3/21 Over 21 Party." The evening will include appetizers, beer and wine and the cost is $50 per person.
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DSAA Joins #theluckyfewtattoo Movement
What started as a fun exercise of unity at a retreat of a small group of mom's who have a child with Down syndrome is now sweeping across the nation. DSAA has joined in the action hosting tattoo parties for more than 100 local mom's and dad's to join in unity to honor their shared journey and their children. Read more.Read more
Due to the expected turbulent weather associated with Hurricane Nate, and with the safety and concern of our families, volunteers,supporters and vendors, the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta (DSAA) Board of Directors has decided to cancel Buddy Walk Atlanta, which was scheduled for Sunday, October 8 from 1-5 pm at the International Plaza in Atlanta.Read more