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.