October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

Down Syndrome Awareness Month is 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 -thanks to St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon officially proclaiming October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

So, you’re excited about all of the possibilities for October, but now the question is“What can I do to spread awareness for the many amazing people with Down syndrome?” 

Lucky for you, we have some ideas!

Join Our 3rd Annual Talent Show!

Over 60 artists and performers were featured at our talent show last year, and we are determined to make this year even bigger and better! We welcome individuals of all ages as well as groups. We’ve seen amazing performances of music, theater, comedy, poetry, visual arts, dance, martial arts and more! If your loved one is interested in showcasing his or her talent, complete the registration form below by September 25th. Priority will be given to artists new to our talent show. To attend as a guest or to volunteer for this spectacular show, RSVP to Abby@dsagsl.org.

DSAGSl 3rd Annual Talent Show!
Friday, October 9
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lindenwood University Cultural Center
400 North Kingshighway, St. Charles 63301

Talent Show Flyer

Talent Show form 2015

Return forms to Erin at erin@dsagsl.org or send via mail to DSAGSL, 8531 Page Ave, Suite 120, St. Louis, MO, 63114

Student T-Shirt Contest

Get students involved in the celebration. We are planning our first ever K-12 t-shirt contest for Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Students of all abilities are encouraged to create a unique design celebrating our friends and family with Down syndrome. Winning design(s) will be used on our World Down Syndrome Day t-shirt in March. Contact Erin at erin@dsagsl.org or by phone to get contest sign up forms for your child’s school.

Down Syndrome Super Star
Do  you know someone who has gone above and
beyond for an individual with Down syndrome and /
or the Down syndrome community? We want to
know about yourDown Syndrome Super Star! Send their
name and contact information as well as a brief
description of why this person shines to
erin@dsagsl.org. We want to celebrate
them during Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

Share your photos with us

We just love seeing photos of all of the great people
with Down syndrome in our community, and we
share them on Facebook too! If you want to share
your photos with us, send them to
emily@dsagsl.org and we will share with the world!

It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities – celebrate with the DSAGSL!

Attend our First DSAM Film Festival

Our first ever film festival will highlight movies that showcase the talents, beauty, humor, struggles and joy of individuals with Down syndrome. There will be evenings of full-length feature films, evenings of several short-films and, most exciting of all, we will premiere our very own awareness video! Stay tuned for dates and times. For more information or to help, contact Erin@dsagsl.org.