World Down Syndrome Day 2018


World Down Syndrome Day

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.

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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 #theluckyfew tattoo movement

Unity_among_Us_Tattoo.jpg 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.

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Inclement Weather Bares Down on Buddy Walk

Due to the expected turbulent weather associated with Hurricane Nate, and with the safety and concern of our families, Buddywalklogo.jpgvolunteers,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.

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Thank You to 2017 Buddy Walk Co-Chairs

The DSAA Board wishes to express its sincere thanks to Executive Director Sheryl Arno and the 2017 Buddy Walk Co-chairs  IMG_1817b.JPGMeagan Nash and Norma Prescott for their dedication, hard work, and creativity in planning and preparing for the 20th Annual Buddy Walk.

"Meagan and Norma eagerly stepped up and agreed to co-chair Buddy Walk this year and brought new energy and ideas with every step," said Sheryl Arno, executive director of the DSAA. "Together, along with our volunteers and sponsors, they helped raise support and recognition for Down syndrome in Atlanta."

 

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Inclement Weather Bears Down on Buddy Walk

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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.

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Buddy Walk FAQs

Welcome to the 20th annual Buddy Walk Atlanta!

Your participation makes a significant impact on the Down syndrome community of Atlanta. Funds raised from this annual event 2017_Sponsors_(2).jpgallow us to provide support to new parents, offer educational workshops and seminars, facilitate connections through social events and educate the Atlanta community on Down syndrome and advocate for inclusion and supports.

A special thank you goes out to our honorary guest Sean McElwee from the Emmy winning A&E show Born This Way. Be sure to say hello and stop by the photo booth the first 15 min of each hour. We are asking for a donation of any amount to use the photo booth to take pictures with him and the props.  Get all the important Buddy Walk logistics here!

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