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 Talent Show

Friday, October 17
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lindenwood University
Email Erin at erin@dsagsl.org to apply!


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!