October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month!
Down Syndrome Awareness Month (DSAM) is a chance to spread awareness, advocacy and inclusion throughout the community. During the month of October, we celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments. And we have friends everywhere helping spread the word. Join in on the celebration! There are many ways to participate and you can make a difference no matter how much time you have. Even with only 1 minute to spare, there are still ways to help spread awareness. Here’s a couple of ideas to get you started!
Display a Support Sign in your Neighborhood
Celebrate and raise awareness in your neighborhood by purchasing a Support Sign and displaying it in your front yard or window. Show everyone “This Family Loves Someone with Down Syndrome!” or customize your sign to say anything you’d like, such as “Andrew is the best!” or “We love you Olivia!!”. You can even have it delivered with balloons attached to really draw attention and show your support!
Go on a Scavenger Hunt!
We’ve distributed 21 signs throughout the Greater St. Louis area with Down syndrome facts and it’s your challenge to find them by the end of October! Take your picture with all 21 and be entered to win an amazing prize. Click here for the Scavenger Hunt Packet (coming soon) and GOOD LUCK!
Be a Performer or a Guest at our Talent Show
Does your friend with Down syndrome have a special talent and love to perform? Come celebrate everyone and everything about the awesome individuals we know with Down syndrome at the 2017 Talent Show, Friday, October 6th from 6-9pm at Lindenwood University. Fill out the application to perform if you’d like to be on stage and email to Andi@dsagsl.org! Or come be a part of the audience and enjoy the show! This event is for the whole family! All ages and abilities welcome to perform as well as attend the show! It’s really going to be an amazing night. Click here to see the invitation for the event!
Show what you know at DSAGSL Trivia Night
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6-9pm at CBC High School
There will be food, drinks, entertainment, prizes, auction items, and lots of MUSIC! Check out the Trivia Night page for more information!
Dine Out for Down Syndrome
Visit participating area restaurants during designated times throughout October and a portion of sales will come back to DSAGSL and be used to provide education, resources, and support to the over 1700 individuals with Down syndrome and their families that we serve. Click here for list of participating restaurants and more details. (coming soon!!)
Share your Photos with us on Facebook
Post pictures of your loved one with Down syndrome on our Facebook page and use the hashtag #ImWithDSAGSL and #DownSyndromeAwarenessMonth2017
It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities – celebrate with the DSAGSL!