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!

Come join us for our 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! We welcome everyone, of ALL AGES & ABILITIES to come celebrate the many talents that people with Down syndrome have.

Friday, October 6, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lindenwood University Cultural Center
400 North Kingshighway, St. Charles 63301

Show what you know at DSAGSL Trivia Night

Saturday, October 21st – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CBC High School
1850 De La Salle Dr, St. Louis, MO 63141

Spread the word on social media

We’re celebrating big on Facebook and Twitter – join us and feel free to share with your friends and family!

Join our Facebook discussion group, Sharing Our Strategies (SOS). This is a private online forum designed to give our community a place to share what works, what doesn’t and to ask questions to others who have been through the same experience.

If you want to spread awareness to your friends, family and the community you live in, feel free to download and print these FREE resources:

World Down Syndrome Day poster
Language Guide
Down syndrome Quick Facts

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
intern3@dsagsl.org and we will share with the world!

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