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In the spirit of Down syndrome Awareness Month, we are asking you to take the "I Accept You" pledge, a commitment to being accepting, generous, and kind!

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and around here we like to call it Acceptance Month!

This Down Syndrome Awareness Month, all it takes is one simple step to make a difference in your life and the lives of others: take the “I Accept You” pledge. You’ll become a part of #GenerationG, an army of change-makers set on making the world a kinder, better place for all people. And we’ll ask you to proudly show your commitment by drawing a “G” in a heart on your hand, and sharing it on all your social media channels!

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21 Ways of Acceptance

Join us to spread acceptance in 21 different ways

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Acceptance Calendar

Join us as we launch our brand new calendar!

21 Days of Fitness

Join our GiGiFIT warriors for a 21-day fitness challenge

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What is Down Syndrome Awareness Month?

Originally established in the 1980s, the month is set aside to raise understanding of Down syndrome and the amazing abilities people with the diagnosis have. At GiGi’s Playhouse, we take it one step forward and call it Down Syndrome ACCEPTANCE Month! It’s our way of moving beyond the passive and into active learning and caring. And the best way to show you care is to join #GenerationG by taking the “I Accept You"  Pledge!

Why?

Because you can make a difference! By taking the “I Accept You” pledge and joining #GenerationG, you’ll amplify the voices of all the amazing and talented people with Down syndrome who are leading full lives! They deserve acceptance, care, and respect, and you’ll be a part of living that commitment once you take the pledge. And #GenerationG is even bigger than Down syndrome—it’s about accepting ALL people!

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#321rocks

Start a kindness rock hunt! Decorate rocks, put them around your neighborhood and post about it in your local community groups. Be sure to add 321rocks.com!

October Virtual Special Events

Join your friends from across the world in fun interactive virtual events!

  • Volunteer Orientation, Oct 5 • 5pm CT | RSVP
  • GiGi's Educator Symposium, Oct 9 • 10am CT | RSVP
  • Volunteer Orientation, Oct 8 • 5pm CT | RSVP
  • GiGi’s Dance with Down to Dance, Oct 31 • 4pm CT | RSVP

 

DSAM Family Fun Nights

  • Rock Painting, Oct 4 •  7pm CT | RSVP
  • Camping Fun, Oct 14 • 6pm CT | RSVP
  • Dance Party, Oct 18 • 7pm | RSVP
  • Halloween, Oct 27 • 6pm | RSVP

October Podcast Schedule

A Little Something Extra is releasing a new podcast every week for the month of October! Follow us on Instagram @alittlesomethingextrapodcast or visit alittlesomethingextrapodcast.com/.

  • Oct 1 - Craig Blackburn
  • Oct 7 — Mike Mussallem
  • Oct 14 — Dr. Brian Chicoine
  • Oct 21 — Sarah Gordy
  • Oct 28 — Amy Smith

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