We are looking for videos, pictures, and written content from those who know Down syndrome as more than just a diagnosis because no one knows the true beauty of Down syndrome quite like our GiGi’s peeps! #myDSstory
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A Down Syndrome Awareness Month Entry, submit your story here. ———- Submitted by Tamara I am #7 of 10 kids. My oldest sister lived one…
by Katie Carper When I married nearly 20 years ago, I never dreamed I’d be parenting four kids, one with a dual diagnosis of Down…
Down Syndrome Awareness Month Entry, submit your story here. ———- Eli has an amazing service dog by the name of Nicky II, or as Eli…
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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!
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!
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!
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!