GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix/Scottsdale-Down syndrome-Awareness vs. Acceptance

All during the month of October time is devoted to promoting Acceptance. The following post was shared by GiGi’s Playhouse Inc. and captures the difference between Down Syndrome Awareness and Down Syndrome Acceptance.

What’s the difference between Awareness and Acceptance?

Awareness is to know that you have a classmate with a disability

Acceptance is inviting him or her to hang out with you.


Awareness is simply knowing someone who has some kind of challenge

Acceptance is engaging in a real conversation with them

Awareness is seeing someone with a disability do something you maybe didn’t expect

Acceptance is telling them they are awesome, cheering them on or asking for an autograph


Awareness is saying you have a friend with a disability

Acceptance is truly being a good friend to them

Awareness is appreciating the gifts and challenges of those with different abilities

Acceptance is volunteering your time to help

Awareness does not imply doing anything different

Acceptance is taking action. Be Generation G!

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