World Down Syndrome Day

Join DSANV in celebrating World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) on 3-21-2022! WDSD is an annual global event designed to “raise public awareness, promote inclusivity, encourage advocacy, and support the well-being of those living with Down syndrome.” DSANV is celebrating WDSD 2022 with educational programs and community events to enlighten and inspire DSANV members and their families, friends, classmates, neighbors and educators.

World Down Syndrome Day is NINE Days Away
Here are FIVE Things To Do

  1. Buy tickets to the DSANV WDSD Raffle, open until 3/20
    Purchase Raffle Tickets
  2. Buy your Crazy Socks at John’s Crazy Socks, Use Charity Code FG-DSANV22. 10% will go to DSANV, and you’ll get a mystery pair of socks!
  3. Mark your calendar for the WDSD Fundraiser for DSANV at Tonys Pizza. 20% will go to DSANV.
  4. Sign Up for the first meeting of the Charlotte Woodward 2022 Advocacy Program
    Register for Advocacy Program Here
  5. Sign up for Discovering your Career Path:Strategies for Transitioning to Employment of Your Choice – Featuring David Egan
    Job Training Registration

Community Events/Fundraisers

John, of John’s Crazy Socks, and his business partner and dad of John’s Crazy Socks, has been ‘Spreading Happiness’ one pair of socks at a time. John happens to have Down syndrome and over half of their employees have differing abilities. Use code FG-DSANV22 at check out and receive a mystery gift and 10% of your sale will be donated back to DSANV!  

Flyer with details or view video with details!

Buy tickets to the DSANV World Down Syndrome Raffle. There are gift certificates to businesses that employ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Jakes Ice Cream, Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates, and Bitty and Beau’s. Other prizes include David Egan’s autobiography. “More Alike Than Different,” and cooking items from the Color Coded Chef.

Join DSANV member and author Eugene Tossany for a book reading of her novel The Down Syndrome Super Hero at Ridgetop Coffee and Tea in Sterling, VA on March 21 at 3:00 pm. 5% of the proceeds will be donated to DSANV.

Take a break from cooking and pick up a NY Style Pizza or other Italian favorite from Tony’s NY Pizza located at  2912B Chain Bridge Rd Oakton, VA, Oakton.  15% of the sales on 3/21 from 4pm-9pm will be donated to DSANV! Call you order in at (703) 537-0144.

Programs

Register and join the DSANV Book Club for an online program featuring the book My Friend Isabelle about friendship by Eliza Woloson.  We play a Kahoot, play Hangman, and complete a crossword puzzle. Get a sneak peak at the story online here and meet the real life people on which the story characters are based.

Register and join Charlotte Woodward and Heather Sachs Policy & Advocacy Director from the National Down Syndrome Congress. Heather will be discussing engaging self-advocates in advocacy efforts, a perfect topic for World Down Syndrome Day. This discussion is part of the 2022 Advocacy Program.

DSANV board member, David Egan, will be honored for his tremendous advocacy work by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)at A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION on March 17, 2022 at 8 pm. If you would like to support the work of NDSS and celebrate David, please see visit this link for registration details

Join DSANV Board member David Egan and Amy Stapley from SourceAmerica as they discuss transitions and job training. Sign up here.

Businesses that support our Community

Sophia is a young lady with a passion for art, dancing, music, family, friends, and fun.  She also happens to have Down syndrome.  View her online shop here with prints for purchase..

March 21st is fast approaching and we can’t wait to show off our 3.21 gear and raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day. 💛💙
This girl is the inspiration for everything that we do at For Kids By Kids. Born with Down syndrome, there is nothing that holds her back from doing whatever she wants every day. Stubborn and opinionated, she’s a true 3 year old that keeps us on our toes every day!
She’s the reason why we created For Kids By Kids, with the goal to make our world a place where every child feels included! 🥰
Join us and let’s keep changing the world together! 🌎❤️
Shop link here. Order your 3.21 gear today!